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Cool sculpture in Sarpsborg
Cool sculpture in Sarpsborg
Sarpsborg.
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Sarpsborg.
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Dinosaur at the INSPIRIA science center
Dinosaur at the INSPIRIA science center
INSPIRIA science center.
Photo: INSPIRIA science center
INSPIRIA science center.
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"Sarpsborgmarken 2020"
"Sarpsborgmarken 2020"
Streets of Sarpsborg.
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Streets of Sarpsborg.
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Sarpsborg was founded 1,000 years ago by Saint Olaf II of Norway, and is situated beside the Sarpefossen waterfall, which has one of the highest flow rates in Europe. The city has one of the country's coolest science centres for children - and the most days of sunshine of any place in Norway.

Ever since the ice receded and made the area liveable for humans, people have settled in Sarpsborg. But the city itself was founded by Saint Olaf when he sailed up Glomma, Norway's longest river, in 1016. The huge waterfall Sarpefossen halted his expedition and thus he chose the location as his capital. 

Sarpefossen in Glomma has one of the highest flow rates in Europe, and has been characterised as "a masterpiece over the Norwegian Niagara falls". The power of the waterfall has always been appreciated, and from the 19th century, most of the urban development and activity in Sarpsborg was centred around the company Borregaard - today a world-leading bio-refinery. 

Sarpsborg is located in the heart of Østfold, between Oslo on the west and the Swedish border on the east. Explore the city and the county's history at Borgarsyssel museum. Your should also take the trip to Kulåsparken in the heart of the city. 

In addition to beautiful nature and good options in the city center with restaurants, culture and shopping, there is a historic buzz about the city. In fact, no municipality in the country has more registered ancient petroglyphs than Sarpsborg - 3000 years old. 

Families with children will find a lot of good reasons to visit Sarpsborg. INSPIRIA is one of Norway's National Science Centres, and a place where visitors are encouraged to learn through interactive exhibitions in mathematics, science and technology. Or join the spectacular planetarium - an indoor starry sky! Outdoors they have a cool Pump Track for skateboards, bikes and scooters. 

At "Eventyrfabrikken", The Adventure Factory, you are met by a suspension bridge, pipes you can crawl trough, ball pools, trampolines, pedal cars and jumping castles, and a whole lot of fun within 2000 square meters! 

Get in-depth travel information and inspiration on Sarpsborg official website.

 

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Things to do in Sarpsborg

From ancient rock carvings to exciting science and activity centres — there is a lot to discover!

Top activities

Jump sky high on a trampoline or keep your feet grounded at the golf course — find the activities for you.

Food and drink

Visit Sarpsborg oldest bakery or enjoy a light meal at a vegan café — get a taste of Sarpsborg.

Where to stay

From comfy hotels to cozy campsites — find your home away from home.

Getting here and around

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Top attractions in Sarpsborg
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Borgarsyssel Museum holds an extensive collection of artifacts and old objects from different periods of time. In addition there are about 20 old… Read more
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Kjerringåsen is the largest down hill skiing area in Østfold. Read more
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The waterfall is about 23 meters , and the flow of water is immense, coming from Norway's largest river Glomma. There are three power stations in… Read more
Sarpefossen
Kulås parken is situated in the center of town. Read more
Kulås park
Hafslund Manor is one of the most beautiful manors in Norway. It has traditionally teemed with activity: farming, forestry, sawmills powered by… Read more
Hafslund Manor
Jump Trampolinepark was established in June 2018, and is Østfold´s lagest trampoline parks. Here you can have fun exploring our many… Read more
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Welcome to Svev Trampolinepark Sarpsborg! With its 2800 square meters, this is one of the largest trampoline parks in Norway. In Sarpsborg you… Read more
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Visit Soli Brug and meet the family Dørje-Berg. Read more
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