Fjords, folk dancing, glaciers, Vikings and, of course, Anna and Elsa. These are a few of the only things I knew about Norway when I set out to spend eight days and seven nights exploring the Nordic countryside with Adventures by Disney.
This Norway trip, which is a new Adventures by Disney itinerary for 2014, explores the beauty of this Scandinavian country – from the quaint villages to the breathtaking landscapes (my Facebook friends back home were as green with envy as the verdant green of the mountainous scenery I was showing off in my online photo albums) – all while following in the footsteps of the filmmakers who created “Frozen.”
As I prepared for my trip, I was filled with questions. Would my diet for the week consist mostly of pickled fish? (No. In fact, I ate the freshest, straight outta the stream, fish I’ve ever seen, along with a variety of non-seafood dishes. Reindeer meatballs anyone?) Exactly how many trolls would I spot? (Sadly, none. They are an elusive bunch.) What does snow do “in summer” in Norway? (Olaf would be happy to know that atop the fjords, snow is very much still in its “not melted” form. No flurries from Elsa required.)
Case in point, behold the beauty of one of our first stops, the Aurlandfjord. These photos offer up proof of snow’s existence in summer, and show off all that luscious green I mentioned earlier.
One thing I didn’t question was that I would have a fantastic time. This was my third Adventures by Disney trip and I’ve learned that the great thing about traveling with Adventures by Disney is that they handle the planning for you. I could rest assured knowing that all the details of my adventure were thoughtfully arranged, my transportation and most of meals were set, and that from the moment my plane touched down in Bergen I would be treated like a VIP by two expertly-trained Adventure Guides.
And, as always, I wasn’t disappointed. My Adventure Guides, Kira and Torgeir (pronounced “tour guy” – could that be any more perfect?), were nothing short of amazing. How could anyone not have fun with this madcap duo in charge?
And as soon as I arrived, another answer to one of my questions became abundantly clear – Bergen really does resemble a real-life Arendelle!
Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog, where I’ll share stories from throughout my Adventures by Disney Norway trip!
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