Isegran Fortress Ruins

Fredrikstad, Norway

Isegran is the first place in Fredrikstad mentioned in history. The Earl of Borgarsyssel, Alv Erlingsson, also called MindreAlv, had a small fortress on Isegran in the late 1200s. In the 1670s, the island was fortified with a large battery platform, Isegran tower, and later a small fort was built to protect the river. Until 1685 Isegran was the royal shipyard for the danish-norwegian fleet and during the Great Northern War, the island was the naval base for Peter Wessel Tordenskiold. The historic island can be reached via the Kråkerøy bridge or with the city ferry.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Norway

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Sanjay Panwar (8 months ago)
There are great views in and around this fort.
Saeed Mayeh (8 months ago)
A very beautiful place and fantastic landscape.
Pyrognats (2 years ago)
Raw and beautiful. Love the wild grass and flowers overflowing the fort during Summer.
Angelika Chmiel (2 years ago)
Great place to everybody!
Maryam Karkhi (4 years ago)
Beautiful place to have a walk
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