Fredrikstad - A stroll along the urban river side

A stroll along the urban river side

In Fredrikstad we are lucky enough to have two cities. The one on the west side of the river is referred to as The City. The city centre offers bustling a environment with shopping, restaurants and nice coffee shops, not to mention the quayside with its many dine - and wine places along the river. A wide variety of culture will satisfy all needs, and you find many festivals and events throughout the year, including music, literature, food, films, culture and history for young and old.

The short distances makes everything easily available. Thanks to the free ferry you can move quickly between Gamlebyen and The City or simply enjoy a river cruise from Gressvik to Selbak and in the middle of summer you can travel all the way to the neighbouring town of Sarpsborg.


The summer is great in Fredrikstad, so great that we have our own song about it. But the rest if the year is really not bad either. After all, we do live in the south, with mild winters, early spring and a long summer.


Being close to the sea, the quayside and the river makes for a natural place for boat life, where you can enjoy an urban break from island hopping and archipelago.

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