The Halden Canal
Family fun and adventure awaits
There are a lot of fun activities to try, both in the surrounding areas and along the canal itself. Here are some excellent tips on what to see and do:
1. Canal tours
One of the best ways to explore the Halden Canal is of course by boat.
In summer, the boat tours start by the Brekke locks.
2. Via ferrata
Try Europe's longest suspension bridge in a via ferrata at the Via Ferrata Halden Canal! This exciting climbing trail also includes a 250-metre-long zipline.
Bringing the family? No worries. This via ferrata is also suitable for children over 10, so get ready for some family fun!
3. Canoeing and kayaking
You can also rent canoes at other places in the area, including Joval Farm, which can also help you transport your canoe back after your trip.
4. Fishing in the canal
Catch some big pikes on a guided fishing tour in the canal!
Both the canal and the many lakes and rivers surrounding it are great for fishing. You might have even more fishing luck with a guided tour.
6. Explore Ørje
The small village of Ørje is a must-visit destination when you are in the area.
If you're visiting in spring, you should also check out the cosy spring market in May. While the play SOOTspelet is staged here every summer.
7. The Strømsfoss lock point
Further south in the canal, between the lakes Øymarkssjøen and Aremarksjøen, you find the Strømsfoss lock facility, which was built at the same time as the Ørje locks at the end of the 1850s.
8. Sleep on the canal
In its early days, the Halden Canal was used to float timber down the waterway. In the same way, the unique floating accommodation FLO is designed to be able to move through the canal system!
Get close to beautiful nature by spending a night in this unique floating cabin. Fall asleep to the sound of gentle ripples on the water and wake up to birds chirping.
While you are in the area, don't miss the idyllic small town of Halden!
Visit the mighty Fredriksten Fortress, have fun in the climbing park, and explore the islands in the Iddefjord.
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