Arriving in Oslo will immerse your family in the enchanting ambiance of Arendelle, where Elsa and Anna live in a castle that resembles the Akershus Fortress. The fortress towers above the sea along the edges of snowy coastline, and the facades of colorful homes will reflect in the light beneath the delightful image of snow-covered rooftops. Visiting Norway in winter and the beginning of spring opens the whimsical world of Frozen with sheets of snow and ice that transform the charming city and surrounding landscape into a winter wonderland. Here, every day holds cool, crisp air and the aromas of cinnamon, cardamom, and pine to make you feel as though you could run into Elsa around every corner.
Your private transfer will meet your family at the airport and escort to your luxurious accommodation in the heart of the city. Once you have arrived and checked in, you can settle into the comforts and pace of Oslo before meeting your guide for a private introduction to the history, culture, and marvels of Oslo. When visiting the Stave church inside the Norsk Folkemuseum, your family will find hints of Elsa and Anna’s castle, and you may notice the similarities in the architecture, such as the lofty portals, decorated staves, and sloping roofs.
You will also visit the Viking Ship Museum, where the fascinating history and culture of Norway brims to life and will introduce your family to the heritage that has informed the unique images of the Frozen movies. Once inside the museum, you can view the captivating Oseberg Viking Ship, which is an actual ship that dates back to the 9th century.
You also have the option of adding a private glassmaking workshop, during which, your instructor and experienced glassblowing artisan will teach your family how to craft an intricate and unique souvenir to take home with you. The heat in the room will drift from the kiln with an orange glow as your instructor demonstrates how to shape the molten glass into a snowflake. Each curve, twist, and turn will be different for every member of your family, which will allow everyone to feel as though they have Elsa’s magic for creating snow.