Halden is an idyllic small town nestled up by the Iddefjord, just on the border of Sweden. Above the town looms the mighty Fredriksten Fortress.
Cobblestone streets, cosy shops and restaurants, river promenades, and a charming guest harbour – the atmosphere in Halden in Eastern Norway is warm and relaxed.
Fredriksten fortress from the 17th century is one of the city’s main attractions, with almost 300,000 visitors during the summer months. The fortress’ walls, bastions, ammunition tower, dark secret passageways, and museums tell the story of the town’s fascinating history.
If you want an active holiday, Halden offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities. Explore the islands of the Iddefjord or go fishing, kayaking or hiking. You can also embark on an adventurous journey on the Halden Canal – Norway’s oldest channel system – with the boat MS Brekke. Along the way, you’ll experience the Brekke locks, Northern Europe’s tallest locks.
The climbing park at Ekås farm offers fun challenges for kids and adults alike. Here, you can enjoy more than 200 obstacles in several exciting courses, as well as ziplines, an outdoor climbing wall, and a base jump from a 13-metre high pole.
In the spring of 2021, the Via Ferrata Haldenkanalen with Europe’s longest suspension bridge will open! The 124.3-metre long bridge towers 15 meters over the Halden Canal by the Brekke locks. If you still have the nerves under control, challenge yourself in an exciting climbing trail and a 250-meter long zipline!
Find more inspiration on Halden’s official website.
Where to stay
From comfy hotels to cosy cabins. Find your home away from home in Halden.
Travel in the Oslo region
Østfold also offers …
There is no need to wait until you’re here to find out what you’d like to do. Filter your search and check out the offers below.