The fortress is Halden's most important tourist attraction, and one of Norway's most visited.
There are a number of monuments at Fredriksten, including one that indicates where the Swedish King Karl XII was shot during the siege of 1718.
Fredriksten is an imposing structure with a total wall surface of 20,000 square metres. Exploring its ramparts and bastions, storehouses, powder houses and deep, mysterious passageways is an unforgettable experience.
The fortress, which has been preserved as if it were a park, is a picturesque and idyllic spot. There are many different, exciting things to do at Fredriksten: Ghost hunting, guided tours, museum visits and a lot more.
Rød Manor is a very special and unique experience, both outside and inside, a home, where time seems to have stopped at least 50 years ago.
Children and adults alike will find Rød Manor exciting, with its real lion carpet, works by well known artists such as the Norwegian painter Hans Gude, royal bedrooms and much more.
At Svinesund, the border crossing between Norway and Sweden, you will find two magnificent bridges above the Iddefjord. The bridges are a vital link between Norway and Sweden. The newest bridge, which opened in 2005, has an elegant span and a beautiful profile stretching 67 metres above the fjord, making it Northern Europe's highest bridge.
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.