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Borgarsyssel Museum - Things to Know Before Visiting

Gamlebygata 8, 1721 Sarpsborg, Norway


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About Borgarsyssel Museum

The museum was named after Borgarsysla, the Old Norse name of Østfold county. Borgarsyssel Museum holds an extensive collection of artifacts and old objects from different periods of time. In addition, there are about 20 old buildings showing Østfold's history from medieval to the present time.

Attractions Near Borgarsyssel Museum

Svinesund Bridge
Svinesund Bridge21.82km from Borgarsyssel Museum

The Svinesund Bridge is a through arch bridge crossing Iddefjord at Svinesund and joining Sweden and Norway. It was completed in 2006. The bridge is 704 m long and has a clearance high of 55 m above the water.

Fredriksten fortress
Fredriksten fortress23.72km from Borgarsyssel Museum

This Fortress was constructed by Denmark-Norway in the 17th century. The fortress is home to several museums and art exhibitions.

Besøkssenter nasjonalpark Ytre Hvaler
Besøkssenter nasjonalpark Ytre Hvaler28.71km from Borgarsyssel Museum

Ytre Hvaler National Park is a national park located in Viken, Norway. The park is dominated by the coastal culture which has used the area for centuries, resulting in it including boathouses for fishing.

Bolærne31.7km from Borgarsyssel Museum

Bolærne is an archipelago in the outer part of Oslofjord, in the municipality Nøtterøy in Vestfold, Norway. The islands have a total land area of 2.6 km². The largest island, Mellom Bolæren, covers 1.1 km². The easternmost island is Østre Bolæren. The islands have been inhabited by fishermen from the 16th century. There was a coastal fortress from 1916 to 2002. The archipelago is included in the Færder National Park, which was established in 2013.

Fulehuk Lighthouse
Fulehuk Lighthouse31.95km from Borgarsyssel Museum

Fulehuk fyr is a lighthouse built in the early 1800's on the archipelago Rauer due southeast from Østre Bolæren. It was lit for the first time in 1821 and was closed as a lighthouse in 1989. The lighthouse offer accommodation up to 40 people in the lighthouse and Naustloftet. The lighthouse itself is operated by the association of Fuglehuks friends, looked after by the foundation Fulehuk Fyr. Its been renovated by the association, and visitors can enjoy the stunning view from the top of the towe

The Borre Mounds
The Borre Mounds38.66km from Borgarsyssel Museum

Borre mound cemetery forms part of the Borre National Park at Horten in Vestfold og Telemark, Norway.[2][3] It is the largest burial mound site in Northern Europe.It is home to seven large and 21 smaller burial mounds.

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Viken county takes its name from the historic region of Viken.