Norway is being destroyed because of 'Frozen' tourists

'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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Geirangerfjord in Norway. (Photo by: Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
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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