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Halden marina in the summertime
Halden marina.
Photo: Halden Turist

A beauty by the border

Halden is an idyllic small town nestled down by the Iddefjord, just on the border to Sweden. Above the town looms the mighty Fredriksten Fortress.

The Halden Canal.
Photo: Halden Turist
Rød Manor in Halden.
Photo: Halden Turist
Hjelmkollen, Halden
Hjelmkollen in Halden.
Photo: Halden Turist
Halden marina.
Photo: Halden Turist

See it for yourself

Getting here and around

Get in-depth travel information on Halden's official website.

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  • Halden train

    By train

    There are frequent train departures between Oslo and Halden, travel time is 1,5 to 2 hours.

    There are also several daily train departures between Oslo Airport and Halden. 

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  • Halden bus

    By bus

    Express buses serve the route between Oslo and Halden with several daily departures.

    Ruter has a wide selection of bus routes in Østfold, including Halden.

  • Halden car

    By car

    Halden is located just under two hours drive from Oslo.

    Located only 34 kilometres from Strømstad in Sweden, and 138 kilometres from Gothenburg, Halden is a convenient destination to reach from Sweden.

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  • Halden boat

    By boat

    The ferry lines Color Line and Fjord Line depart from Sandefjord to Strømstad in Sweden on a daily basis, and from there Halden is only 30 minutes away by car.

  • Halden plane

    By plane

    Oslo Airport is Norway's main hub for air travel, and is located around two hours by car or shuttle from Halden.

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