The Norway Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase is designed to look like a Norwegian Village. Here you will find 4 different styles of Norwegian architecture and many of the buildings are close replicas to actual buildings in Norway.
The Stave Church is a replica of the Gol Stave Church. You can enter into the Stave Church where you will find wax statues of famous Norwegians, authentic weapons and other artifacts.
The Kringla Bakeri & Kafe and Puffin’s Roost are based on Setesdal-style architecture. The grass on these roofs was used for isolation to keep this style architecture cold in the summer and warm in the winter.
Akershus is a replica of Akershus in Oslo, Norway.
The buildings in the far left of the pavilion (that contain the Puffins Roost and the Waterfall for Maelstrom) are based on Bryggen i Bergen.
Eating in Norway:
- Akershus – A table service meal that is open breakfast, lunch and dinner. Here you can meet the princesses while you eat. We like to go for breakfast since the World Showcase is not open. Norway is very small and can quickly get crowded!
- Kringla Bakeri og Kafe – This counter service restaurants serves delicious Norwegian treats. There is a sitting area to the left of the restaurant.
Eating Around the World Showcase: Kringles (candied pretzels) or try Lefse, traditional potato bread with butter and cinnamon sugar. The school bread is also delicious!
Fun in Norway:
- The kidcot station is located inside the Puffin’s Roost.
- “Hei” is “hello” in Norwegian.
- Agent P has an adventure in Norway.
- Be sure to put on a viking’s helmet and sword and battle the troll in Puffin’s Roost.
- Find the penny machine inside the Puffin’s Roost and press a penny stamped with Norway.
- Meet and Greet with Disney Princesses at Akershus Character dining experience.
- Meet and Greet with Elsa & Anna in their summer home, Royal Sommerhus.
- See how many trolls you can count in the gardens.
- Norway was the most recent addition to the World Showcase, opening on May 6, 1988.
- There are approximately 150 native Norwegian men and women who work this pavilion. They sign a 6, 10 or 12 month contract and come to the United States on a work VISA.
- Located on the second story of the Norway Pavilion is a conference room that contains Norwegian artifacts. It is off limits to anyone who is not attending the conference.