The south-eastern city of Fredrikstad stands on the eastern side of the mouth of the Oslo Fjord and Norway's biggest river, the Glomma. It's 6 miles south of the Norwegian capital and only ten miles from the Swedish border. The surrounding area is ripe to be explored by visitors who hire a car in Frerikstad. It's an appealing mix of fjords, inlets, islands and coastline dotted with prehistoric stone circles, carvings and burial mounds. Further afield, you can take day trips to see the attractions of Oslo, or venture into the islands off Fredrikstad, including Kråkerøy with its 1-year-old church and bathing beaches and the smoothed granite and pretty cottages of Vesterøy.
Norway's fifth biggest city is split in half by the Glomma River. On the east bank is the old complete fortified town surrounded with its moats and earthworks, while the modern city centre stands on the opposite bank. Visitors who hire a car in Fredrikstad can explore all the attractions on both banks, including the bustling waterfront areas and riverside paths. Other highlights include the preserved city walls and gatehouses, the unique football museum and the birthplace of heroic explorer Roald Amundsen. Your tour can expand, if you've time to include the city's brick Cathedral, the impressive city museum, the intact Kongsten Fort and the thought-provoking whaling museum.
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0700-1600, Sa-Su closed
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.