Museums and sights
The district around us has plenty of monuments and museums.
At Borgarsyssel Museum : Sarpsborg history and Norwegian history dating back to the early viking-age.
Hafslund Hovedgård is worth a visit. The old buildings are well taken care of. Art history, industrial history and architecture in one. Maybe you'll meet the ghost of the strict head house parlourmaid Maren Juul? Rumour has it that Vidkun Quisling was sleeping over during world war II. He is said to have had a encounter with the ghost, and never wanted to go back to Sarpsborg again. (He was not missed).
Find more about our museums at Sarpsborg Turist.
The cultural calendars in our neghbouring minucipalities is found here.
There is also a ghost at Fredriksten fortress in Halden, called The White Lady.
Visit Halden is full of many good suggestions for museums and sights.
Visit Oslofjord has lots of information about culture, museums, activities and entertainment in Fredrikstad.
Art and culture
There is plenty of concerts througout the season. Some better advertised than others.
Our most famous festival is "Glengfestivalen" (The Gleng Festival"), organized by Kulturhuset Gleng. At Gleng, you'll find concerts and cultural activities year round. The bigger events, outdoors concerts, are held in late summer. We've had names like Slade, Beth Hart and Spandau Ballet among others on stage.
"Punk in the park"
If you're into hard rock, punk, and indie-bands, check out "Punk i Parken", a series of oudoors concerts at Kullåsparken.
Intimate concerts , talks and recitals at Hafslund Hovedgård and Borgarsyssel Museum.
Dickens and Cafe Olsen
Looking for a great party with the locals? Dickens in the city centre. Expect sing-a-longs from the crowd when old hits are played.
Dirty Nelly and cinema
Sligthtly more cultural, and more well-behaved, Dirty Nelly is right next to the citys cinema; Verdensteateret. Dirty Nelly hosts several small concerts year round
Culture in Fredrikstad
Norways best cinema complex.
Fredrikstad has the best cinema complex in Norway. Check out billettluka.no and Fredrikstad Kino.