Canoeing and kayaking in the Halden Canal and the surrounding areas
The Halden Canal from north to south is a great canoe or kayak trip.
Along the canal you will find beautiful shelters. In total, there are now 15 shelters / cabins in 12 camp sites. Find a canoe or rent one in the area and stay for a few days.
Skulerud - Tjuvholmen approx. 18 km
Start in Skulerud. Here is Smia, a cabin you can spend the first night in. Booked at www.oslofjorden.org for more comfort we can recommend the Rømskog Spa & Resort. From Skulerud you paddle / cycle down to Tjuvholmen in Marker. Great outdoor area with nice beach. Here you can spend the night in a shelter.
Kroksundbrua - Sæterøya - 1 km
On the section Skulerud - Tjuvholmen you pass Sæterøya. (If you want a short trip with accommodation, Kroksundbrua - Sæterøya with accommodation in shelter can be an alternative.)
Tjuvholmen - Ørje - approx. 16 km
Continue to Slusebyen Ørje - a cozy village with lots of charm. Here you can have a tasty meal at the boatcafé which is idyllic and practically in the Halden Canal. By the Boat cafe you'll also find the Touristinformation if you should have any questions, or in need of a map.The Haldenvassdraget canal museum is located south of the locks, a center for adventure, activity and knowledge of the canal and nature. In Ørje you can spend the night in one of the two shelters found in the Ørje River.
Ørje - Strømsfoss approx. 24 km
The next day, the journey continues south towards Strømsfoss, where you will find Strømsfoss mill and a nice old-fashioned country store, Møllerens hus, which can offer light meals and clothes, decorative items, gifts and more. Here you can spend the night in Fjøset in the center of Strømsfoss. Booked at www.oslofjorden.org. Two shelters are found nearby. Further south you can spend the night at Skjæra - shelter or at Kirkeng Camping they have cabins for rent.
Strømsfoss - Halden approx. 37 km
The next day you can experience the Brekke locks which have Northern Europe's highest lift height of approx. 27 meters. At Brekke locks you will find shelter and Fløterhytta (Cabin - booked at www.oslofjorden.org), or you can take the trip to Halden where there are many accommodation options. If you come by canoe, you have to take the country road, or possibly book a taxi, the last stretch from Tistedalen, as the canal ends here. Halden Tistedal approx. 3 km.
Have a nice trip - take your time!
Here you can rent canoes:
Haldenvassdragets canal museum, Ørje Tel. +47 479 77 773/69 11 56 50
Kirkeng Camping in Aremark. Tel. +47 901 94 244.
Bøensætre Husmannsplats, Aremark 419 34 060
Stora Lee camping, Aremark tel. 880 04 387
Return transport of canoes
If you would like to rent a canoe in Ørje with return transport of canoes, please contact Visit Indre Østfold tel. 45 45 34 45