Keep an eye out for Balestrand, a town on the northern shore of the Sognefjord that seems to harken back to another era. A gem on the waterfront is the historic Kviknes Hotel. Owned since 1877 by four generations of the Kvikne family, it’s one of the largest wooden buildings in Norway. Also look for St. Olaf’s Church and the beautiful houses with dragon-head motifs. The town is so picture-perfect that the producers of the film Frozen visited Balestrand to find inspiration for Elsa and Anna's village, Arendelle.
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