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People cycling along the lake in Inner Østfold, Eastern Norway
People cycling along the lake in Inner Østfold, Eastern Norway
Cycling in Inner Østfold.
Photo: Jonas Ingstad / Visit Indre Østfold
Cycling in Inner Østfold.
Photo: Jonas Ingstad / Visit Indre Østfold

Inner Østfold

People paddling on a lake in Inner Østfold, Eastern Norway
People paddling on a lake in Inner Østfold, Eastern Norway
Canoeing in Inner Østfold.
Photo: Jonas Ingstad / Visit Indre Østfold
Canoeing in Inner Østfold.
Photo: Jonas Ingstad / Visit Indre Østfold

Inner Østfold

Water bikes in the Halden canal in Inner Østfold, Eastern Norway
Water bikes in the Halden canal in Indre Østfold, Estern Norway
Water bikes in the Halden canal in Inner Østfold.
Photo: Visit Indre Østfold
Water bikes in the Halden canal in Indre Østfold.
Photo: Visit Indre Østfold

Inner Østfold

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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Things to do in Inner Østfold

Historical sites and cultural gems – explore some of the highlights.

Where to stay

From comfy hotels to cosy cabins. Find your home away from home in Inner Østfold.

Food and drink

From local food gems to high-end restaurants. Get a taste of what Inner Østfold offers.

Getting to Inner Østfold

Get in-depth travel information on Inner Østfold’s official website.
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Top attractions in Indre Østfold
DS Turisten • Built in 1887, Nylands Workshop, Christiania, No. 65 • Length 82.2 ft Width 13.7 ft  • 76 registered… Read more
D/S Turisten, Boattrip on the Halden canal
Do you enjoy an active holiday the best? Now you can cycle parts of the Union Trail from the train station in Moss to Ørje. The cycle… Read more
Cycle the Unionsleden
A fortress, built between 1912-18. The fort took part in the campaign against the German forces in April 1940. Read more
Høytorp Fortress, Mysen
Moose is not something most people see every day. There is something very fascinating about these great majestic creatures. One gets very fascinated… Read more
Moose safari in Trøgstad
Folkenborg Museum is an open-air museum. Since the 12th century, the museum has been a hub of the local community. Today, the museum shows a cultural… Read more
Østfoldmuseene - Folkenborg Museum
Discover the natural and cultural history of the waterways through pictures, objects, a series of models and 5 different aquaria. Read more
Østfoldmuseene - The Halden Canal Museum, Ørje
Come and join us while walking in Romsåsen nickel mines in Askim. Read more
Romsåsen Gruver, Askim
At Momarken you can experience sports, games, excitement and lovely food. Horse racing almost every Tuesday. Read more
Momarken race Track, Mysen
Inner Østfold - a centre for motorsport in Norway. Read more
Motorsport
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… Read more
Paddle: Haldenkanalen fra nord til sør
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