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Halden Canal is Norway's oldest channel. Haldenkanalen is the oldest of two canals in Norway. The canal was built in the years 1852-1860.  

 

Glomma is Norway's longest river at approx. 604 km. Runs through several municipalities in Indre Østfold. The river has its origins in Aursunden northeast of Røros municipality and flows into the Oslo fjord at Fredrikstad.  

 

Høytorp Fort, Mysen is one of Norway's largest inland fortresses. It was started in 1912 and was completed in 1918.  

 

Linnekleppen (Marker, Rakkestad, Eidsberg) is Northern Europe's only-service fire tower. From the tower you have a view of large forest areas southeast of Norway, as well as parts of Sweden. The tower was established in 1908 and is manned in June, July and August. A larger tower was erected in 1936. On clear days you can see all the Gaustatoppen from the Linnekleppen.  

 

Spydeberg vicarage was very central in the nagotiations with the Union with Sweden in 1814. When Lieutenant Hauch and several fell, King Christian Frederik gave up and retired to Spydeberg. Here the government was gathered on 9 August and negotiations with the Swedes were finalized. The union document was later signed in the Convention House in Moss on 14 August.   The river Øyern - the highest number of fish species.  

 

The power stations in Indre Østfold are among Norway's oldest and Vamma is Norway's largest river power station. From the 1600s the waterfall at kykkelsrud was used as an energy source for both milling and sawmill use. In 1903, the power station at Kykkelsrud was completed. It was initially Oslo that benefited from this. In 1907, the next big powerstation in Askim is started up - Vamma. After a period of discussion, the leading politicians came to the conclusion that a comprehensive expansion of the waterfalls from Mørkfoss to Solbergfoss would be done together in a power station. This was completed with its first construction stage in 1924. Thus, in 1925, three of the country's largest hydropower stations were in operation in Askim and all were Norwegian.  

 

The findings at Høgnipen in Rakkestad are the oldest findings for people in Norway. About 10,000 years ago, Høgnipen was an island.The climate was cold and humid. The Stone Age men were fishing here. They did not stay here permanently, only in the summer. Today there are only tracks for the excavations in the area. At Høgnipen there is also a viewpoint. Here is a small wooden tower, six meters high, but with a good view. You look at Borregaard in Sarpsborg, Isesjøen and the fire tower on the Linnekleppen.  

 

The fire tower on the Haukenesfjellet is one of the tourist association's cabins.  

 

Romsås nickel mines are one of two nickel mines in Norway that are open to the public. Romsåsen Nickel mines are from 1866, and nickel was taken here for only 10 years. Of the 30 nickel mines found here in the country, Romsåsen is currently one of two mines that are open. Romsåsen is also one of three places in the country where you find bullet rocks and the place where there are the most overwintering bats in Norway.

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