Artistic Hvaler - The Hvaler Islands - Fredrikstad and Hvaler - Visit Østfold

Artistic Hvaler

Which street is The Art Road on? 

Artists of every persuasion are attracted by the light and landscape of Hvaler. Are you curious to see what the result is? Follow Kunstveien (The Art Road) on Vesterøy and you can visit some of them in their workshops as they create their ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles and paintings.


Kystmuseet Hvaler (Hvaler Coastal Museum) on Spjærøy exhibits Østfold Museum´s coastal collections. In Skjelsbosundet between Vesterøy and Spjærøy there is an old quarry where you can still visit the quarrymen´s cabins. After the first granite was extracted here in 1873 the quarry was in operation for almost 100 years.

Over on Kirkøy you can visit the Kunstgata (The Art Street) in the town hall, which has several fascinating exhibitions every season.

Don´t miss the extraordinary sculpted art works in the sculpture park just off the Coastal Trail at Rødshue. In a landcape scattered with remnants of the quarry activity of previous ages, a new art work is unveiled every summer, the invited artist working with local stone to create new expressions on this unchanging horizon.

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