Fredrikstad is situated where the River Glomma meets Skagerrak. The city offers a rich cultural scene. Enjoy its nightlife, nature hikes, great cycling routes, restaurants, shopping and lots more.
accommodation in fredrikstad
Scandic City is located in the middle of Fredikstad city centre, close to the bus and train station, and only a short walk from the old town, Gamlebyen. Our hotel offers great workshop and conference facilities, and we work together with several event organisers to add that little extra touch to your meeting or conference. Our restaurant City Bar & Spiseri uses the best ingredients, and offers varied menus for both lunch and dinner.
Fredrikstad and surrounding areas
Fredikstad, also called the historical summer city, is northern Europe’s best-preserved fortified city, and Norway’s first renaissance city. One of the most popular attractions in Norway is located in Fredrikstad – Gamlebyen (the old town), which was founded in 1567. Visit Gamlebyen if you’re in Fredrikstad. Take a stroll on the old cobblestones and experience these charming, narrow streets with lively squares and historical buildings. The town square in Gamlebyen has been teeming with life and commerce for hundreds of years, and in December the streets and stalls are filled with traditional handicraft and the scents of Christmas.
The Old Town Model Train Center is also in Gamlebyen, and here you’ll find a whole world of small cars, trains, houses and people.
Hvaler archipelago, with more than 800 islands and islets, is located just outside Fredrikstad. Hvaler is very beautiful in winter, although it’s most popular in summer. You can visit Hvaler by bike, car, boat or public transport. Many visitors explore Hvaler by island hopping over one or several days. The islands offer many beautiful sandy and coastal rock beaches perfect for a swim. Hvaler also offers forests, historical monuments and interesting geological formations. At Hvaler you can fish, swim, eat well, sail, relax on smooth coastal rocks, or paddle and explore Ytre Hvaler national park.
At the outlet of river Glomma is 'Tomta', where Norway’s most famous explorer Roald Amundsen was born. The old captain's house is now a museum and conference centre. The museum is open in the summer.