When the Coronavirus hit the news in Norway, the lockdown came as a real shock, and raise a particular furore among owners of hytter. Their first response to the emerging crisis was to flee to the hytte, where they could be quite isolated in family units, and fend for themselves. But the official instructions were, as elsewhere, ‘Stay at Home’, and very quickly there came an even more explicit instruction, ‘do not go to the hytte’! In such a moment of crisis, with rising infection rates, the threat of a global pandemic, economic collapse and mass redundancies, Norwegians were arguing about whether they should be allowed to go to the hytte. How is this even possible?