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Arendelle is a kingdom in the United States of Auradon. It originates from the 2013 animated film Frozen.


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Arendelle is a Kingdom ruled by Queen Elsa, who on the day of her coronation, accidentally completely froze the kingdom because of her ice powers. After fleeing for fear of harming others with her powers, her sister Anna looked for her at the top of the mountain, where Elsa made an ice castle. Elsa refused to go with her, but was found by Prince Hans and a search party, who took her back to the village. After Hans attempted to usurp Elsa's throne, Anna protected her sister from being attacked by him, at which point she was frozen by her sister's power. But Elsa's love for her sister caused her to thaw, thus seeing that this was the solution to unfreeze the Kingdom and return Arendelle to normal.

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A part of Arendelle's forest is seen briefly at the beginning of the film, with Elsa's ice palace being seen in the top of a mountain with snow.



  • The name 'Arendelle' is based on the Norwegian town of Arendal, located in the county of Agder, to the southwest of the Norwegian capital, Oslo. However, the scenery of Arendelle is based primarily on Nærøyfjord in western Norway, as well as various buildings in Oslo, Bergen, and other Norwegian cities.
  • Arendelle's name is also similar to that of Arundel, an English market town and civil parish in a steep vale of the South Downs, West Sussex. The name was spelled 'Arundell' until 1733, when the final l was dropped. Arundel is home to Arundel Castle, seat of the Duke of Norfolk; and to Arundel Cathedral, seat of the (Catholic) Bishop of Arundel and Brighton.
  • Despite not being named in their debut, the King and Queen were named in the sequel, Frozen II, set outside the timeline of the Descendants franchise.