The border town of Halden - Destinations - Visit Østfold

The border town of Halden

Halden is the gateway to Norway, right near the Swedish border.

The town is famous for Fredriksten fortress, which played a vital role as a defence structure against Sweden in the past.


The majestic Fredriksten fortress towers over the town as you enter it. It is one of the country’s most visited tourist attractions. In addition to the fortress, Halden offers tourists exciting history, manor houses, vibrant night life and much more. During the summer, there are lots of exciting happenings in the town, especially at the fortress.

Halden also has beautiful sights for you to explore. With forests, fjords, mountains, archipelago, hunting ranges, the Halden waterway and many walking trails, there is something for everyone. In the Halden canal you will find Europe’s highest sluices, the Brekke sluices. They are an impressive sight and well worth a visit.

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