The best preserved fortress town in North EuropeThe star-shaped fortress town of Fredrikstad, founded in 1567 gives you a sense of history, but it is no museum – now the old buildings are now occupied by artists, craftsmen, cafés and shops.
- Hvaler is an island community, among the island’s many attractions is one of Norway’s oldest medieval stone churches, East Norway’s largest fishing harbour and The Marine National Park Centre.
The Ancient Trail - 3000 years of historyNorway’s most concentrated cluster of ancient monuments. Discover 3000 year old Bronze Age rock art and mystical Iron age stone circles.
One port two countries - Border with a viewThe border crossing between Norway and Sweden is a popular destination. Stand with one leg in each country and gaze out to the stunning view of the Oslo fjord.
- His greatest expedition was to the South Pole. His first expedition was to cross the living room in Fredrikstad. Roald was born at the farm “Tomta”, situated by the river Glomma.
The Halden Canal – Europe’s highest locksEnjoy a beautiful canal boat tour on the idyllic waterway that was constructed between 1852 and 1860 to facilitate timber log drives.