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Eastern Norway Indre Østfold Marker

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Halden Canal is the oldest of two channels in Norway. The canal was built in the years 1852-1860.

Glomma is the longest river in Norway - of approximately 604 km and runs through several municipalities in Indre Østfold. The river has its source in Aursunden northeast Roros municipality and runs out into the Oslo Fjord near Fredrikstad.

Høytorp Fort in Mysen was when it was built - one of the most modern fortress and one of the largest Inland Fortresses. It was begun in 1912 and was finished in 1918.

Linnekleppen (Marker, Rakkestad, Eidsberg) is northern Europe's only serviced fire watchtower. The tower overlooks large areas of forest in southeastern Norway and parts of Sweden. The first tower was established in 1908 and a larger tower was raised in 1936. It is staffed during June, July and August. On clear days you can see all the way to Gaustatoppen from Linnekleppen.

Spydeberg rectory stood central during the union formation with Sweden in 1814.  Here was the government collected in Council on August 9, and negotiations with the Swedes was finalized. The union with Sweden was in fact signed on Spydeberg rectory. The Union's document was later signed in Konvensjons¬gården Moss on August 14.

The lake Øyern - richest in the number of fish species.

The power plants in Indre Østfold is one of Norway's oldest and Vamma is the largest riverine. From the 1600s was the waterfall at Kykkelsrud used as an energy source for both milling and sawmill. In 1903 was powerstation at Kykkelsrud finished. It was initially Oslo that benefited from electricity production.

The findings on Høgnipa is the oldest findings of humans in Norway. For about 10,000 years ago when Høgnipa was an island at sea. The climate was cold and damp. 

Fire Tower at Haukenes mountain is one of the tourist association accommodation cabins.

Romsåsen nickel mines is one of two nickel mines in Norway which is open to the public. Romsåsen Nickel Mines - 1866, and it was taken out nickel here in just 10 years. Of the 30 nickel mines that exist in this country is Romsåsen currently one of two mines that keeps open. Romsåsen is also one of three places in the country where one finds kulenoritt, and the place where it's most wintering bats in Norway.

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