Fredrikstad, Norway

Fredrikstad, last host port in 2005, is once again a host port for the 2014 Tall Ships Races. Being the second time this historic town will host The Tall Ships Races, it promises a social and cultural programme to give every crew members and visitor the ‘experience of a lifetime’.

Fredrikstad offers rich cultural life, a bustling quayside and a cosy Old Town. It's proud to be the best preserved fortress town in Scandinavia with a rich history, shops, galleries and cafés.

Founded in 1567, by King Frederick II, Fredrikstad is situated where Norway’s longest river Glomma meets the sea. It's traditionally been an important harbour for timber export, then later for shipbuilding, until the main yard was closed in the 1980’s.

The Tall Ship Races in Fredrikstad co-insides with the celebrations of the 200th anniversary of Norway’s Constitution and independence.

Visit the Fredrikstad Tall Ships website  

Find Fredrikstad Tall Ships on Facebook

1814 TSR Teaser English from Netron on Vimeo.


Click here for the map of the berthing area for Fredrikstad.