Sarpsborg

Sarpsborg

While there have been settlements at this site for as long as 7,000 years, Sarpsborg itself was founded by Norwegian King Olav Haraldsson (later St. Olav, Norway’s patron saint) as he sailed up  the river Glomma in the year 1016. He was stopped by the massive waterfall Sarpsfossen, and chose the site as his capital. 

Today Sarpsborg can offer a multitude of activities both indoors and outdoors, in the scenic forests, by the lakes or the sea. The municipality also hosts a number of exciting cultural events and festivals throughout the year.

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