Norway is being destroyed because of 'Frozen' tourists

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'Frozen'-Loving Tourists are Destroying Norway

It may have been almost three years since Frozen taught us to "let it go," but its influence is still being felt -- especially in Norway, where the movie took place.

Since the film was released, Norway's tourism spiked. The amount of visitors is proving to be draining to natives, and even those involved in the hospitality industry are claiming there are "too many tourists."

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The country may be in an even bigger bind, as Matt Damon is now shooting a film there. The production is working with local businesses, such as the Lofoten Explorer luxury cruise ship.

"We in the tour business have more than enough to do already, all year round. It is debatable whether we need more tourists," said Gunnar Skjeseth, Chief Executive of the ship.

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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the tour company Adventures by Disney shows a Norwegian fjord that is part of an itinerary based on the movie "Frozen." The film's fantasy kingdom of Arendelle was based on Norway's Geirangerfjord. The movie's popularity has spilled over into demand for "Frozen"-related merchandise, trips and visits with "Frozen" characters at Disney parks. (AP Photo/Adventures by Disney)
Geirangerfjord in Norway. (Photo by: Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
This image released by Disney shows a teenage Elsa the Snow Queen, voiced by Maia Mitchell, in a scene from the animated feature "Frozen." (AP Photo/Disney)
FILE - This Nov. 15, 2013 file photo released by Disney shows unidentified Epcot guests meeting Disney characters Anna, left, and her sister Elsa from the animated film "Frozen" at the Norway Pavilion at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The meet-and-greets began in November, 2013, at the Norway Pavilion at Disney's Epcot park, but they are now held at Princess Fairytale Hall in the Magic Kingdom. Wait times to meet the sisters stretches for hours and reservations are snapped up as soon as they become available, part of a frenzy for all things "Frozen." (AP Photo/Disney, Gene Duncan)
Merok, Geirangerfjord, Norway, 1929. (Photo by The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1900: Norway - Geirangerfjord. (Photo By DEA / N. CIRANI/De Agostini/Getty Images)

In the town of Flakstad, this influx of tourists has resulted in several issues with its infrastructure: local government cannot handle the waste disposal, public bathrooms and parking are overcrowded and paths to popular spots are eroding because of too many foot traffic.

"In Flakstad we have for example become extremely unbalanced when it comes to tourism this year, and need to take many measures before next year," said Fredrik Sørdal, Mayor of Flakstad.

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