Visit the beautiful and historic island in the river between the Old Town and Kråkerøy. Isegran is the perfect place for food, culture, and leisure activities.
Visit the beautiful Isegran island situated mid-river between Fredrikstad’s Old Town and Kråkerøy. Isegran is the perfect place for food, culture, and leisure activities.
In “Minemagasinet” (The Arsenal) there is a maritime exhibition during the summer season. Café Galeien offers great homemade food, entertainment, accommodation, and breathtaking views of the Old Town and Vaterland. The island is also home to a maritime centre for the construction and renovation of old wooden boats.
The beautiful Renaissance Garden has been laid out with period flowers, herbs, and medicinal plants in accordance with 18th century records.
Isegran is the first place in Fredrikstad mentioned in historical sources. The Earl of Borgarsyssel, Alv Erlingsson, built a small fortress on Isegran in the late 13th century. In the 1670s the island was fortified with a battery platform – the round tower – and later a small fort was built to protect the river. Until 1685 Isegran was the royal shipyard for the Dano-Norwegian fleet, and during the Great Northern War the island was the naval base for Peter Wessel Tordenskiold.
The historic island can be reached via the Kråkerøy bridge or with the city ferry.