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Fortress stays


Norway’s fortresses have cemented their position among the country’s foremost cultural and tourist attractions – vibrant cultural arenas visited by millions of people every year. What about a short break that lets you experience staying in some of these scenic and historical locations?

Your self-drive holiday starts at Festningen Hotel & Resort in Kongsvinger. The majestic Kongsvinger Fortress towers over its surroundings, offering views of the town and the Glomma, Norway’s third-longest river.

Kongsvinger Fortress has never been besieged or captured, yet has been of major strategic importance in defending southern Norway.

You’ll enjoy a delicious dinner in historical surroundings. After breakfast the next day, we recommend a guided tour of the fortress. The tour then continues southwards to Drøbak outside Oslo and Oscarsborg Hotel & Resort.

We suggest stopping for lunch at Ekebergrestauranten, with its stunning views across the Oslofjord.

Kongsvinger – Drøbak, driving time: approx. 2 hours

Oscarsborg is a beautiful fortress that has played an important role in Norway’s history. It is best known for the sinking of the German cruiser Blücher on the night of 9 April 1940, giving the King, government and parliament the opportunity to leave Oslo and take up the fight to defend Norway elsewhere. It is claimed that no other single feat of the Second World War had the same political and military significance for Norway.

Enjoy the opportunity to spend a night in such a special place and dine in a truly unique setting.

After breakfast the next morning, take a walk around the island to experience its special atmosphere.

And why not stay for lunch, before heading towards Halden to continue your experience break at Fredriksten Hotell & Fredriksten Fortress.

These days, the fortress is a symbolic border post – sitting as it does above the river that marks the border between Norway and Sweden  – and serves as a regional cultural arena. Some of the most dramatic and bloody events in Norway’s military history took place here, perhaps the best known of which is the fall of the Swedish king Karl XII in 1718.

A delicious 3-course dinner is served in the evening, accompanied by magnificent views.

Drøbak – Halden, driving time approx. 1 hour 15 minutes

The package includes:

  • 1 night’s accommodation at Festningen Hotel & Resort
  • 1 night’s accommodation at Oscarsborg Hotel & Resort
  • 1 night’s accommodation at Fredriksten Hotell
  • 3 buffet breakfasts
  • 3 three-course dinners; drinks are not included.

 


  • Available: Valid all year round
  • Starting point: Oslo/Kongsvinger
  • Duration: 3 nights/4 days
  • Incl.: Accomodations & meals
  • Hightlight: Fortress stays. Car holiday at historical locations 
  • Transport:Self-drive

 

All inclusive per person from NOK 4 240,-

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Norway’s fortresses have cemented their position among the country’s foremost cultural and tourist attractions – vibrant cultural arenas visited by millions of people every year. What about a short break that lets you experience staying in some of these scenic and historical locations?

Your self-drive holiday starts at Festningen Hotel & Resort in Kongsvinger. The majestic Kongsvinger Fortress towers over its surroundings, offering views of the town and the Glomma, Norway’s third-longest river.

Kongsvinger Fortress has never been besieged or captured, yet has been of major strategic importance in defending southern Norway.

You’ll enjoy a delicious dinner in historical surroundings. After breakfast the next day, we recommend a guided tour of the fortress. The tour then continues southwards to Drøbak outside Oslo and Oscarsborg Hotel & Resort.

We suggest stopping for lunch at Ekebergrestauranten, with its stunning views across the Oslofjord.

Kongsvinger – Drøbak, driving time: approx. 2 hours

Oscarsborg is a beautiful fortress that has played an important role in Norway’s history. It is best known for the sinking of the German cruiser Blücher on the night of 9 April 1940, giving the King, government and parliament the opportunity to leave Oslo and take up the fight to defend Norway elsewhere. It is claimed that no other single feat of the Second World War had the same political and military significance for Norway.

Enjoy the opportunity to spend a night in such a special place and dine in a truly unique setting.

After breakfast the next morning, take a walk around the island to experience its special atmosphere.

And why not stay for lunch, before heading towards Halden to continue your experience break at Fredriksten Hotell & Fredriksten Fortress.

These days, the fortress is a symbolic border post – sitting as it does above the river that marks the border between Norway and Sweden  – and serves as a regional cultural arena. Some of the most dramatic and bloody events in Norway’s military history took place here, perhaps the best known of which is the fall of the Swedish king Karl XII in 1718.

A delicious 3-course dinner is served in the evening, accompanied by magnificent views.

Drøbak – Halden, driving time approx. 1 hour 15 minutes

The package includes:

  • 1 night’s accommodation at Festningen Hotel & Resort
  • 1 night’s accommodation at Oscarsborg Hotel & Resort
  • 1 night’s accommodation at Fredriksten Hotell
  • 3 buffet breakfasts
  • 3 three-course dinners; drinks are not included.

 

This is the tour:

Day 1:
Accomodation Festningen Hotel & Resort
Dinner at Festningen Hotel & Resort
Day 2:
Breakfast at Festningen Hotel & Resort
Dinner Oscarsborg Hotel & Resort
Overnatting Oscarsborg festning
Day 3:
Breakfast Oscarsborg Hotel & Resort
Dinner Fredriksten Hotell
Accomodation Fredriksten Hotell
Day 4:
Breakfast at Fredriksten Hotell