Dynamic Variation:

There was not an exact match for the language you toggled to. You have been redirected to the nearest matching page within this section.

Choose Language
Toggling to another language will take you to the matching page or nearest matching page within that selection.
Search & Book Sponsored Links
  • Accommodation

    Scandic Hotels – in all major cities from north to south

    Nordic Choice Hotels – a different hotel company

    Thon Hotels – with fantastic breakfast

    Radisson Blu Hotels – discover your favourite destinations

    Citybox – modern and affordable hotels in a central location

    DanCenter – your specialist in holiday homes in Norway

    Norgesbooking – book your perfect cabin stay in Norway

    Campcation – book camping all across Norway with Campcation

  • Getting Here & Around

    Vy – travelling by train has never been easier

    SJ NORD – the adventure starts on the train

    Vy express – travel with bus throughout Norway

    NOR-WAY Bussekspress – experience amazing scenery by bus

    Widerøe – the largest regional airline in Scandinavia

    DFDS – Europe’s leading ferry operator 2012-2021

    AutoEurope – always a smooth car rental experience

    Rent-A-Wreck – the smart car rental alternative

    Arctic Campers – Norway’s camper van rental

    Cabin Campers – your cottage on four wheels

  • Tours & Round trips

    Hurtigruten – "The World’s Most Beautiful Sea Voyage"

    Fjord Tours – Home of Norway in a nutshell® - Norway’s most popular tour

    Authentic Scandinavia – Travel created by locals

    Up Norway – Bespoke luxury tailored by insiders

    Norrøna Hvitserk – expeditions and adventure holidays

    Booknordics.com – hundreds of activities, tours and day cruises in Norway

    Brim Explorer – silent fjord tours by electric catamaran

    Fjord Travel – let us show you the beauty of Norway!

    Go Fjords – tours and activities all over Norway

    50 Degrees North – unforgettable tailor-made and small group tours to Norway

    Discover Norway – skiing, biking and hiking tours in Norway

    Norwegian Holidays – low-price package holidays with Norwegian. Flight, hotel and rental car

    Stromma – sightseeing, excursions and experiences with bus, boat and train

  • Alpine mountain resorts

    Rauland – Skiing holidays in stunning mountain scenery


  • Offers

or search all of Norway

Eastern Norway Viken HALDEN

Old Svinesund bridge to Hjelmkollen

  • Fv118, Halden
  •  /  km From You

Car walk with a stunning view over Norway and Sweden - Europes most beautiful Border Crossing

Easily accessible viewpoint on Hjelmkollen.

The walk up to Hjelmkollen is only a kiliometer long with 70 m vertical total. You should calculate 15 minutes to the top and 10 minutes back down. The views are stunning both from Halden, old and new Svinesundsbro and Hvaler.
The tour starts at the car park at the old customs station at Svinesund terrace / Old Svinesundsbridge, see picture. The sign "Kyststi" marks and / or wooden signs. Follow the gravel road for about 100 meters and turn left on the trail into the dense forest. There is an old carriage with fairly steep climb up the Blåsopp farm.

On top of the hill turn right through the farm and follows wide gravel road further up. At the end of the road you find signs and maps of the military history of Hjelmkollen, and if you have a flashlight, you can walk through the bunker up to the top to the viewpoint. From the top you see Norway's tallest building, The Naxan tower, entrance to Halden city and the fortress. In the opposite direction, you get a panoramic view of old and new Svinesundsbro and expiration of Iddefjorden against Hvaler. The tour is suitable for children, bring a flashlight to the bunker. There are benches and tables so you can enjoy both the view and a meal at the top.

  • Last Updated:
  • Source: Halden Turist
Statens Kartverk, Geovekst og kommuner - Geodata AS
TripAdvisor Reviews
Traveler Reviews in partnership with TripAdvisor
Your Recently Viewed Pages