Visiting the Norway Pavilion at Epcot is like stepping back in time to a medieval village. There’s a replica of the Heddal Stave Church and architecture inspired by the Akershus Castle in Oslo. Epcot’s version of the Stave Church looks strikingly real, but was actually built using the magic of fibreglass. In this show building you’ll find an impressive exhibit of Norwegian culture, Norse mythology and a treasure trove of Viking artifacts. The Norway Pavilion was once home to Maelstrom, one of my favourite Epcot attractions. It was replaced by Frozen Ever After in 2016, a Frozen inspired boat ride so charming that it instantly won me over.
Whenever I browse the shops in the Norway Pavilion, they’re always bustling. The Puffin’s Roost sells luxury gifts, while The Fjording and The Wandering Reindeer are where you’ll find authentic souvenirs and all things Frozen. Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe is the quick-service spot to try traditional pastries and treats. The Norway Pavilion has always been on my list of World Showcase must do’s. It’s brimming with detail, but a few of the design elements are just small enough to miss. My husband and I always like to keep an eye out for tiny trolls hiding on ledges!