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Summer charm in a historical setting

Fredrikstad is a cosy city with deep historical roots. It’s home to one of the best-preserved fortress towns in Scandinavia.

The old town in Fredrikstad.
Photo: Walter Schoffthaler
The seaside of Fredrikstad
The seaside of Fredrikstad.
Photo: Walter Schoffthaler
Fredrikstad city.
Photo: Fredrikstad kommune
Lauer at Hvaler
Lauer at Hvaler.
Photo: Sten Helberg

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Getting here and around

Get in-depth travel information on Fredrikstad’s official website.

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  • Fredrikstad train

    By train

    There are frequent train departures from Fredrikstad to Oslo, Halden and Gothenburg. 

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  • Fredrikstad car

    By car

    Fredrikstad is attached to E6 by Oldtidsveien (from Sweden and Halden) and mainroad 110 (through Råde from Oslo).

    Travel time from Oslo to Hvaler is around one hour and 30 minutes.

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  • Fredrikstad bus

    By bus

    There are daily bus departures between Oslo, Fredrikstad and Hvaler. Check out Nettbuss’ website for prices and timetables.

  • Fredrikstad boat

    By boat

    There is a ferry from downtown to the old town which is quite frequent. It is a free and scenic means of transportation. The ferry also goes to the neighbouring suburb Gressvik.

  • Fredrikstad plane

    By plane

    Oslo Airport is located 130 kilometres north of Fredrikstad. From the airport you can reach Fredrikstad by train, express bus or local train.

    There are also direct flights from many European cities to Torp Sandefjord Airport, 83 kilometres southwest of Fredrikstad.

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