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Fredrikstad bridge over river Glomma, Norway

Fredrikstad, Norway

As you cruise into Fredrikstad, Noway, you will soon discover why it won a national award for “Most Attractive City.” The port lies on the glistening Glomma River—the city center on the west bank and the fortified Old Town on the east. It is considered the best-preserved walled city in Northern Europe. Take a few hours to meander its enchanting cobblestone streets. At the Gamlebyen Miniature Railroad, watch model trains chug through tiny villages. Get a dose of history at the Kongsten Fort, built in 1683. See students working on wooden boats at Norway’s only school for boatbuilding on Isegran, an island and popular picnic spot. If you love the outdoors, save time for an island-hopping adventure by ferry in the spellbinding Hvaler Archipelago. The islands offer a variety of things to do, but cycling and beachcombing top the list.

Top 3 Things to Do in Fredrikstad

1 Hvaler Archipelago Island hop your way through the Hvaler Archipelago, reachable by ferry.
2 Isegran Island Explore museums, have a picnic or watch boat building.
3 Model Train Center Be enchanted as model trains make their way through miniature scenes.