The Norwegian Defence Estates Agency manages 15 national fortifications all over Norway. They welcome a total of 3,3 million visitors a year. Fredrikstad is situated in the south-eastern corner of Norway, at the mouth of the River Glomma. The Old Town is the oldest fortified town in Norway and in the Nordic countries, and one of the best-preserved fortress towns in Northern Europe.
Please go to Visit Fredrikstad & Hvaler for tourist information.Discover the Fortified Town
Fredrikstad festning - Gamlebyen
Opening hours and practical information
The fortress area is open every day all year, day and night. The entrance to the fortress area is free. Museums, events, restaurants and concerts may have other opening hours and fees.Practical information
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