The area between Oslo and the Swedish border offers unspoilt nature, excellent fishing spots, and the Halden canal, which is the oldest in Norway.
Several impressive forts from different eras show that Indre Østfold has played an important part in Norway's history. An example is Høytorp fort in Mysen, Norway's oldest inland fort. The Halden canal is also the oldest in the country and has northern Europe's highest lock facility. Explore the canal on a paddling tour or take a trip with the historic steamship Turisten.
The region is fantastic for everyone who wants to go hiking, cycling, paddling, or skiing. You can also enjoy hunting and fishing. If you prefer something more sociable on your holiday, there is a great water park and a golf course.
For many years, Indre Østfold has been a hub for motorsport in Norway, and the area has some of the best motorsport facilities the country has to offer. The best known is the national race circuit Rudskogen Motorsenter, where you can watch motorcycle and car races or make the asphalt burn yourself!
Foodies can enjoy a meal based on local ingredients in a restaurant with rustic charm, for example at La Moss in Mysen.
Find more inspiration at Indre Østfold's official website.
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