Oslo, which is the national capital, is situated 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Fredrikstad.
Do visit the the Nye Fredrikstad Stadium when you are in the area.
Fredrikstad isn't the only spot in Oslo - Southern Norway worth exploring; visitors with plenty of time should also rent a vehicle and set off to explore the unique qualities of the surrounding landscapes, cities and cultural attractions. If you are looking for more places to explore, head to the Fredriksten Fortress and Halden Golf Club in and around Halden, which is roughly 17 miles (27 kilometers) to the west of Fredrikstad.
Approximately 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the northwest of Fredrikstad is Drammen, an important regional city where you'll find Marienlyst Stadium, Drammens Theatre and Drammens Museum. Drammensbadet and Union Scene are also worth calling into while you are in Drammen.
Discover some of the pieces of the region's rich cultural tapestry within Oslo - Southern Norway's history museums, nature museums and palaces. Sample a little local culture amid the great outdoors at the region's fabulous open-air museums, gardens and open-air exhibits.
If the perfect holiday for you and your family is focussed on the outdoors and rugging up against the cold weather, this region will be a great fit. Skiing is popular here. Snowboarding is also enjoyed in the area. If you love to go slow when you are on vacation, Oslo - Southern Norway has some great relaxing activities for you, like wildlife watching and picnicking.
At the end of your adventure in Fredrikstad, spend the last of your Norwegian kroner on last minute keepsakes for the folks at home and bid a fond Ha det bra (farewell).