Fredrikstad audio tour: A riverside stroll through Fredrikstad's city center

A riverside stroll through Fredrikstad's city center

Walking Tour

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30 mins
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1.0mi

About the Tour

Join me for a riverside stroll through Fredrikstad, which has long been considered one of Norway’s loveliest cities. Along the way I'll give you some insight into the history of the city, and tell you what makes its people some of the country’s friendliest. I’ll also recommend some stops along the way.

The highlights of our walk include:

• The friendly rivalry between Fredrikstad and its twin city Sarpsborg
• What makes Fredrikstad Northern Europe's best preserved fortified town
• Why you might hear a glockenspiel ringing out in the town
• Why Fredrikstad has a French influence
• How to say hello in the local dialect

So let's take a walk together and find out what Fredrikstad really has to offer.

Tour Producer

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Lars Engerengen

I was Born in Lillehammer in 1968, and have for the last 20 years been living in Finnmark - the northernmost county of Norway. I work as a senior executive officer within public transport at the county administration. I Have a great passion for sharing local history with visitors. My hobby is nature photography and writing. I have published a book about the ships in the "Hurtigruten" line, and am a permanent contributor to the largest Encyclopaedia in Norway.

Major Landmarks

  • Isegran fortress

  • The Glomma River

  • Tollboden

  • Fredrikstad Fortress

Directions to Starting Point

You will find Sentrum Ferry Port by the dock, walking southwest of the main street, "Storgata". You can also use the city buses, that passes close by.

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

Restaruants, pubs, Sculpture Stop, Tollboden, Cicignon Park

Best time of day

Anytime is good, but daytime is ideal.

Precautions

Please follow the path, and don't go to close to the waterside - the fish doesn't bite, but they don't like company.

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A riverside stroll through Fredrikstad's city center