Easter in the lowlands
If not in the mountains – Norwegians also spend Easter in the lowlands, perhaps in their cabins near the beach or in the islands. At Jæren, it is an Easter tradition to go to the ocean and boil eggs on an open fire. This is only allowed in designated areas for open fire, as there is a general ban on campfires between 15 September and 15 April.
For the early risers - catch the sunrise
Another habit to do during Easter is hiking in general. At the beach, in the forest, in the mountains – Norwegians tend to use nature to the fullest. Traditionally, one would go out hiking very early on Easter Day, so early in fact that you could see the sunrise! The reason to this is that it supposedly could cure disease and other illnesses. Perhaps that’s why Norwegians are seemingly always on some mountain top? Did you also know that some Norwegians start the beach season at Easter? The Easter ocean bath can often be witnessed on Palm Sunday every year. A rather chilly start to the Easter holidays, wouldn't you say?
Sources: Krimklubben.no, Wikipedia, scandinaviantraveler.com