a night at the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, where a literally Frozen stay is beautifully decorated with intricate ice sculptures that capture the spirits of Norwegian folk heroes
OSLO, Norway (PRWEB) February 13, 2020
Adventurous families can experience a one-of-a-kind spring break this year with a new Frozen-inspired experience designed by Up Norway. The one-week journey is filled with an array of Nordic experiences for the entire family from meeting Vikings in Oslo and a fjord cruise to dog and reindeer sledding, lasso throwing and an introduction to the stories that inspired Disney’s Frozen.
The adventure begins in Oslo, where travelers can tour the Viking Planet digital museum, visit the Oslo Opera House, or soak in a private floating sauna. Then, it’s on to Myrdal with a breathtaking ride surrounded by towering troll-like peaks along the Flåmsbana Railway, which National Geographic called one of the most scenic train rides in the world. After passing through Myrdal and arriving in Flåm, travelers will embark on a fjord cruise to Gudvangen, an old Viking village surrounded by picturesque mountains, waterfalls and narrow valleys.
Frozen fans will love exploring Norway’s second largest city, Bergen, said to have been part of the inspiration for the film’s magical kingdom, Arendelle. While in the coastal city, travelers will see stunning Nordic architecture, such as the colorful wooden houses on the Bryggen warf, and learn about local gastronomy at a special Norwegian cooking class. Outdoorsy families will also be able to climb or take the funicular to the top of the city’s Fløyen Mountain, which offers panoramic views from hiking trails. Similar to Anna and Elsa, travelers will journey through an enchanted Norwegian forest while dog sledding with Alaskan huskies when they visit the next city on the itinerary, Alta. Accommodations in Alta include a night at the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, where a literally Frozen stay is beautifully decorated with intricate ice sculptures that capture the spirits of Norwegian folk heroes.
Families will then head north to Norwegian Sapmi, the land of Norway’s indigenous Samis who served as inspiration to the Tundra People in Disney's Frozen. While in the city of Kautokeino, travelers will learn about their deep-rooted history including the Alta Controversy, a political conflict in the late 1970s that is said to have inspired the plot to Frozen 2. A day of nonstop Sami-inspired fun awaits the group, including a snowmobile ride, lasso throwing, reindeer sledding, and more. With an abundance of snow, it’s also the perfect place for kids to build a snowman like Olaf.
On the last night of the week-long adventure, travelers will enjoy a traditional Nordic meal served over a fire in a cozy lavvo tent, accompanied by joik, customary Sami song, which is the inspiration for Frozen’s opening song by Sami musician Frode Fjellheim.
The cost of the Norwegian Spring Break Experience is $3,419 per person based on a family of 2 adults and 2 children. Seven nights high-end accommodation with breakfast, select dinners, daily experiences, all local transfers and more are included. During the trip, families have access to Up Norway’s interactive Digital Travel Guide, which offers 24-hour chat service with an Up Norway Insider to assist families with all their traveling needs. For more information or reservations, please visit https://upnorway.com/journey/family-winter-adventure.
About Up Norway:
Established in 2016, Up Norway’s vision is to introduce quality conscious international travelers to truly unique Norwegian experiences. Its local expertise, sustainable approach, digital itineraries and passion for Norway open up new perspectives. Up Norway has sourced partners who share these core values. Native Norwegians take pride in serving local cuisine, showing off their vibrant culture, and breathtaking nature. Up Norway’s trips focus not on standard city tours but on getting people out into the country’s stunning landscapes and in contact with the local people. Curated accommodations include not only boutique hotels but also stilted log cabins, lakeside yurts, tent igloos, and a renovated lighthouse: cozy places where you’re hosted by the owners and introduced to the local culture and traditions. The company takes pride in offering experiences off the tourist trail and offers access to sites and stories that would be a challenge to discover otherwise. With a Digital Travel Guide provided to their guests, Up Norway uses technology to enhance its personalized service, not to replace it.