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Fishing in Halden, Norway - Photo: www.fotobanken.no
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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.

Visit Fredriksten Fortress

There are guided tours at the fortress every weekend in summer. Group tours are available on request all year, contact Halden Turist + 47 69 19 09 80.

Take the ghost tour and check all the nooks and crannies and dark dungeons at the fortress. Answer the questions, and perhaps you will meet a ghost? Or follow the ghost path on your own. Ghost maps are sold at the information centre.

There are also several exhibitions at the fortress. 

Both the exhibitions and the information centre are open 18 May – 31 August 10 am - 5 pm.

Play a round of golf

Fredriksten Golf Course has  nine holes. It is located in scenic and historical surroundings in the grounds of Fredriksten Fortress. You can play golf at Fredriksten Golf Course from the middle of April all through to November.

Join a guided tour at Rød Manor

Rød Manor has an elegant look with beautiful interiors and valuable works of art. One of the country's largest private collections of weapons can also be found here. The magnificent English gardens at Rød Manor, with their large deciduous trees, an avenue of hazelnut trees and symmetrical walkways in the Italian and French baroque style, are among the finest in Norway.

Explore the Halden Canal

The Halden Canal, which is a part of the Halden Watercourse, is one of Norway's finest technical and historical monuments.

By means of the Halden Canal it is possible to travel the 75-kilometre long stretch between Tistedal and the village of Skulerud by boat.

Experience Brekke Locks (at the southern end of the watercourse) - Northern Europe's highest canal lock system. Brekke has four canal lock chambers and a height difference of 26.6 metres.

Join M/S Strømsfoss on an unforgettable adventure on the canal. The boat sails the canal during the summer months.

You can also go for a journey with D/S Turisten. After being raised from the bottom of Lake Femsjøen, and after thousands of hours spent on restoration, the steamship D/S Turisten is ready for service on the Halden Canal. 

Fishing in the Enningdal River

The Enningdal River is one of very few watercourses in the south-east of Norway to hold a high amount of wild salmon. The salmon season lasts from 16 May to 15 August.

Sing along at the border (Allsang på Grensen)

A great summer show at Fredriksten Fortress. Join in and sing along. Every Wednesdays during the summer.

Culture hikes

Every Thursday during the summer.  

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Last updated:  2013-02-14
 - Photo: www.fotobanken.com
 - Photo: Halden Turist

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Fishing in Halden, Norway - Photo: www.fotobanken.no

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.

What to do in Halden

Source: Visitnorway

About 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.

Tourist information in Halden

The tourist information offices can help you with accommodation, and provide you with information about events, attractions and activities.

Key facts about Halden

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

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