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In the flow of history

Centered on Europe’s largest waterfall, the town of Sarpsborg was founded a thousands years ago by Norway’s patron saint and most famous king.

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There are several more in the area, as well as burial mounds and stone monuments testifying to Sarpsborg’s ancient history.

The little ones will find many reasons to like Saprsborg. INSPIRA science centre is a popular scientific recreation and learning centre of technology, natural sciences and mathematics. At Eventyrfabrikken you are met by a suspension bridge, there are pipes you can crawl through, ball pools, trampolines, pedal cars, jumping castles – and if you want to improve your climbing skills, you can visit Gekko climbing centre. 

The history of the town and the county of Østfold you can explore further at Borgarsyssel Museum, by the ruins of the Medieval St. Nikolas Church. Also wander around Kulåsparken in the charming town centre.

While no longer the Capital following St. Olav’s death, Sarpsborg is still one of Norway’s ten largest towns.

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Getting here and around

By air:
  • Sarpsborg is situated about 20 minutes from the Moss Airport Rygge, and there are several direct flights between the airport and different destinations in Europe.
By road:
  • The motorway, E6, passes through Sarpsborg, so getting here by car is easy. Travel time from Oslo is about one hour.
By train:
  • The Østfold railway, operated by NSB (the Norwegian State Railways), runs between Oslo and Fredrikstad via Sarpsborg several times a day. The journey from Oslo to Sarpsborg takes about one and a half hour.

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