Disney’s newest blockbuster animation film, “Frozen”, has taken over the minds of my children. They are singing all of the songs (actually, they sing everything now, imitating princesses Elsa and Anna), they want to build a snowman (tragic, as we live in Los Angeles) and they are dying to go to Arendelle, the fictional Scandinavian kingdom where the movie takes place.
Thankfully, Adventures By Disney has anticipated my children’s (and I’m sure many other children’s) desires and launched a new guided tour in Norway, beginning in late spring/early summer. Already an ideal family destination, young explorers can now feel a little closer to their new heroes with a visit to the country’s fjords and charming villages and explore the Nordic culture that inspired the film. Girls can dance like Anna, explore the northern sea by boat and visit the ice with a stop at a glacier. Although it’s inspired by the film, the adventure offers much more with visits to local farms, river rafting adventures and scenic hikes.
Begin your adventure with a visit to this storybook village which served as the inspiration for the kingdom of Arendelle, home to Anna and her sister Elsa—in Disney’s epic animated-adventure, Frozen.
- Fjord Country
Discover the natural beauty and cultural heritage of this dramatic Scandinavian region as you meet local storytellers, fisherman and farmers along the way.
- River Rafting
Feel the exhilaration as your family floats along the waters of one of Norway’s breathtaking rivers as it carries you through the gorgeous Norwegian landscapes of natural beauty and wonder.
- Learn Norwegian Folk Dancing
Take part in the rich history of one of the region’s most beloved pastimes—folk dancing—where you’ll feel like a local from Arendelle as you whirl around like Anna in Frozen.
- Trout Fishing
Step into the glacial blue waters of Lake Loen for a net fishing experience to catch some of the native trout in this unique activity that will have you feeling like a true local.
- Visit Stave Churches
Get a close-up look at these wooden masterpieces that remain an important part of Norway’s heritage as well as serving as the inspiration for much of the film’s architecture.
Departures being on May 31 and start around $4,800.