It is the best-preserved fortified town in Northern Europe, and the atmosphere here is as vibrant as ever.
The scent of cinnamon pastry follows you around as you visit local glassblowers, galleries, and art studios …
… and hunt for treasures in the quirky antique and second-hand shops.
The weekly flea market during summer is a must for passionate treasure hunters!
And for a touch of modernity in historical surroundings, you can stop by the popular Old Town Model Train Centre.
Just west of Fredrikstad lies the Hvaler archipelago, with its 833 islands and islets.
Explore them by car …
Serenity and fresh ocean air surround you wherever you go.
And so does perpetual sunshine. The islands in the outer Oslofjord are blessed with more sunny weather than any other place in Norway.
What to pack in your picnic basket?
Seafood and real Hvaler shrimps from the local fishmonger Skjærhalden.
So fresh. And so tasty.
More culinary experiences await you in Fredrikstad.
Take your pick of these mouth-watering temptations!
Round off your meal with a stroll through the downtown area.
Urban development has turned Fredrikstad into a cultural haven with charming town squares and pedestrian zones …
… and a scenic promenade along the river Glomma, with a wide selection of social establishments.
Go for a river cruise on the local ferry – entirely free of charge!
Let it take you from the city centre to the old town, and further to the culture park on the fortified island Isegran. Followed by a trip to behold …