COASTAL NATURE - THE OLD TOWN OF FREDRIKSTAD - HVALER ISLANDS - SKERRIES - MINI-CRUISE OF OSLOFJORD
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Fredrikstad is situated 90 km away from Oslo. The city is located on the shores of Oslofjord in the estuary of Glomma River (the longest river in Norway, 604 km).
The fortified city, which was founded by the order of the Danish King Frederick II in 1567, is preserved better than any other fortress in Scandinavia. Defen- sive structures, drawbridges and moats refer to the 17th century.
The excursion to Fredrikstad includes a visit to the old town (Gamlebyen) and bastion fortifications. The old town is attractive because of its authentic atmo- sphere and provincial coziness. Bastion fortifications in the shape of a star remind of the military history of the city and former battles. In summertime, you can take a river cruise (15 min.) from the Old Town to the New Town.
Exploring the city even further, we will move through the islands of Hvaler archipelago scattered along the coast of Fredrikstad. Here you can see skerries and islands of all shapes and sizes. If you wish, you can swim in Oslofjord (in summer). A cruise to the islands by a pleasure boat lasts for 40 minutes and allows you to enjoy sea views (from May
1 to October 1). Cruise price 15 €/pax. Child (4-12yo) – 7 €/pax.