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Sarpsborg

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The 1000-year-old city of Sarpsborg was founded by Olaf Haraldsson. It is beautifully situated where the Glomma River flows out into the Sarpsfossen waterfall – one of the biggest in Europe, and offers history, nature and exciting experiences for the whole family.

A visit to Sarpsborg will often start at Sarpsfossen. In 1016, the waterfall inspired St Olaf to establish the city, which then became Norway’s first capital. Although the waterfall today is used for industrial purposes, it is still an impressive sight, especially when the flow is high.

A short walk away, you will find the beautiful Hafslund Manor, which was built in the 1700s. The manor is a protected cultural heritage site, and guided tours are offered in summer. Around the manor, there is a lovely park where you can see stone carvings dating from many thousands of years ago, or just go for a walk and take in the surroundings.

To learn more about the history of the Sarpsborg area, visit the Borgarsyssel Museum, which is located on the other side of Sarpsfossen. The museum lies by the ruins of the St. Nikolas Church, which is only 100 years younger than the city itself, and is an open-air museum showcasing the history of Østfold County, from the Middle Ages to the modern era. Amongst other things, you can see a crucifix that is more than 800 years old from one of Sarpsborg’s medieval churches.

Sarpsborg has more to offer than just history. A visit to Sarpsborg often means good weather, as the city has more sunny days than any other place in Norway. Sarpsborg is especially charming on a warm summer’s day, and there are many places for the whole family to go for a swim such as Dusa Beach or Lake Tunevannet. Landeparken is a wonderful park by Lake Tunevannet where you can walk amongst tall pine trees and truly feel the calm of the forest.

Sarpsborg is located centrally in Østfold County and it is easy to travel there by plane, landing at Moss Airport Rygge, which is half an hour’s drive away. The town can also be reached via the Østfoldbanen railway. If you’re already in Norway and have rented a car, you can follow the E6 motorway that goes through Østfold County, from the north or south.

Hotell 1016 Olav Digre
Hotell 1016 Olav Digre
3 out of 5
Glengsgata 21, Sarpsborg
The price is Rs6,731 per night from 1 Sep to 1 Sep
Located in the heart of Sarpsborg, this golf hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Borgarsyssel Museum and Sarpsfossen Waterfall. Inspiria Science Center is 2.4 mi ...
3.2/5 (287 reviews)
Good place to sleep...
"Good service, clean and simple stay. We went here to sleep and we got what we came for! Thank you for good service!"

Reviewed on 19 Feb 2021

Hotell 1016 Olav Digre
Sarpsborg Apartments
Sarpsborg Apartments
2.5 out of 5
Desiderias vei 43, Sarpsborg
The price is Rs7,886 per night from 2 Aug to 2 Aug
Situated in Sarpsborg, this golf apartment building is within 6 miles (10 km) of Rostadneset, Inspiria Science Center and Samhold. Borgarsyssel Museum and Sarpsfossen ...
4/5Very Good! (33 reviews)
Great Find!
"Recently for work purposes I stayed in the apartment 1 bedroom. Had all the amenities I needed for a 20 day stay including washing machine/ dryer, cooking etc. I found it a quiet, relaxing after a days work. Internet was strong throughout my stay and no problem streaming from Netflix etc. Staff on ..."

Reviewed on 23 Dec 2020

Sarpsborg Apartments
Scandic Sarpsborg
Scandic Sarpsborg
3 out of 5
Sandesundsveien 1, Sarpsborg
The price is Rs8,626 per night from 1 Sep to 1 Sep
Located in the heart of Sarpsborg, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Borgarsyssel Museum and Sarpsfossen Waterfall. Inspiria Science Center is 2.5 mi (4 ...
3.7/5Good! (472 reviews)
"We stayed in one of the suits, and it as a nice layout. The hotel is coming of years but still a nice place to stay. PS!!! The onsite parking is almost as expensive as the room."

Reviewed on 29 Apr 2021

Scandic Sarpsborg
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Sarpsborg Apartments
Sarpsborg Apartments
2.5 out of 5
Desiderias vei 43, Sarpsborg
The price is Rs7,886 per night from 2 Aug to 2 Aug
Situated in Sarpsborg, this golf apartment building is within 6 miles (10 km) of Rostadneset, Inspiria Science Center and Samhold. Borgarsyssel Museum and Sarpsfossen ...
4/5Very Good! (33 reviews)
Great Find!
"Recently for work purposes I stayed in the apartment 1 bedroom. Had all the amenities I needed for a 20 day stay including washing machine/ dryer, cooking etc. I found it a quiet, relaxing after a days work. Internet was strong throughout my stay and no problem streaming from Netflix etc. Staff on ..."

Reviewed on 23 Dec 2020

Sarpsborg Apartments
Breidablikk Cabin - Skjeberg
Breidablikk Cabin - Skjeberg
3 out of 5
Valbergsveien 57, Sarpsborg, Ostfold
Situated near the beach, this cabin is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Feriehjemmet and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Sandvika Badeplass. Skjeberg Church and Vispen are also within ...
Breidablikk Cabin - Skjeberg
15 Person Holiday Home in Skjeberg
15 Person Holiday Home in Skjeberg
3 out of 5
SKOVRANDBAKKEN 10, Sarpsborg, Viken
Situated in Sarpsborg, this holiday home is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Sandvika Badeplass and within 3 miles (5 km) of Feriehjemmet and Skjeberg Church. Vispen and ...
15 Person Holiday Home in Skjeberg
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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