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The Svinesund Bridges

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Europe's most beautiful border crossing
This is a vital link between Norway and Sweden. This elegant span, with its handsome profile stretching 67 meters above the Ringdalsfjord, is Northern Europe's highest bridge.
The Svinesund Bridge was opened with great ceremony on 15 June 1946, by the Norwegian king and the Swedish crown prince. The traffic has increased over the years, and at the end of last century it was decided to build a new highway and bridge between Norway and Sweden. June 10th 2005 the new bridge opened between those two countries.
FACTS The old bridge across Svinesund - On 15 June 1946 the granite bridge across Svinesund was opened - 67 meters above the fjord - In 2004 an average of 15.000 cars cross the border - each day. - 15 June 2005 the granite bridge across Svinesund been heritage protected
The new bridge across Svinesund - On 10 June 2005 the new bridge across Svinesund opened - 704 meters long - The wehecle lanes are 60 meters above the fjord - The arch reaches 92meters above the fjord - The section of the bridge underneath the arch is 126meters long, but can expand up to one meter on a hot summer day as the steel expands - The bridge is designed to last for at least 120 years - An average of 16.000 cars are crossing the border - every day
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The Svinesund Bridges

The Svinesund Bridges

Europe's most beautiful border crossing This is a vital link between Norway and Sweden. This elegant span, with its handsome profile stretching 67...

The Svinesund Bridges

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Getting to Halden and around

Halden is located between Norway's capital, Oslo, and the Swedish city of Gothenburg. Halden is easily accessible by car, train, bus and plane.

What to do in Halden

Join a guided tour at Fredriksten Fortress or at Rød Manor. Halden also offers nice areas for hiking, fishing and golf.

Key facts about Halden

There are around 30,000 inhabitants in Halden. During the summer months almost 300,000 people visit Fredriksten Fortress.

Halden

Halden is an idyllic little town nestled down by the fjord, just on the border to Sweden. Above the town looms the mighty Fredriksten Fortress.

Shopping in Halden

The center of Halden is small enough to be navigated on foot, making shopping here a pleasant experience.

Dining in Halden

In Halden, you will find everything from fast food restaurants and pizzerias, to fine dining restaurants.
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