Events and Attractions on the Eastern Side of the Oslofjord

Theme parks

During summer, guests can also enjoy Badefryd, a water park with a swimming pool, a swimming river, a triple slide and beach volley. Open from late April to October.

  • Fredrikstad Museum: Regional museum with art and cultural exhibitions in relation to local history. You can also experience the maritime exhibition.
  • The fortress town in Fredrikstad is one of Northern Europe’s best-preserved fortified towns. Today, the old empire-style houses function as shops, second-hand markets, galleries, hotels, cafes, restaurants and glass workshops. You can also enjoy many theatre and music performances.
  • Fetsund Lenser is a timber sorting building from 1861. Here you can see an old forge, and you can enjoy different exhibitions and workshops. Fetsund Lenser is a starting point for boat tours to Øyern.
  • Rød Herregård (Manor house) at Halden was built in the 18th century. It has a beautiful baroque garden and a landscaped park.
  • Fredriksten Festning (Fortress) at Halden was built at the end of the 17th century. Haldens Minders Museum is also located here.
  • Oltidsveien (road): The main road 110 between Fredrikstad and Skjeberg in Sarpsborg district runs through a beautiful landscape. It is the most concentrated area of ancient remains in Norway. It is possible to see rock carvings and burial mounds.
  • Drøbak. This charming small town comprises of many art galleries. You can also find a special all-year-round Christmas shop, a salt water aquarium and the Oscarsborg fort.
    • Daisy (Tusenfryd) Theme Park: An amusement park which is located 20 km south of Oslo. It has dozens of spectacular rides, but also some more subdued pursuits especially aimed at young children.
      • Waterpark (Østfoldbadet) at Askim: A large water park and swimming complex. Open all year.
      • Waterpark at Gardermoen: A large indoor swimming pool with slides. It is located near the airport.



        • Glomma Festival. Music, life and chaos in Fredrikstad. There is a paper boat competition on the Vesterelv River at the end of the festival.


          Shopping tips on factory outlets


          • Tertitten railway: The train travels from Sørumsand to Skulerud. Experience a journey in railway carriages from the 1890s pulled by a real steam railway engine. But watch your belongings. Rumours say that a train robber is on the move on certain departures…
          • Water sports and swimming
          • Fishing
          • Visits to the lovely little town of Son
          • Golf (Onsøy island)
          • Larkolluka: Activities for the whole family in July.
          • Dragon Boat Festival in Moss: Arranged every year in June.


            • Høyang Polaris: Just outside Moss is a factory outlet by Høyang Polaris. Here you can find well-known saucepans and other branded products from the Iittala range.
            • Troll Salmon: Buy various types of preserved salmon and trout products, including 'gravad' and smoked. The business is located at Engalsvik not far from Fredrikstad.