Between Oslo and the Swedish border you’ll find Østfold, a county that is rich in history, as well as a popular summer destination.
The region of Østfold is teeming with historical landmarks. The rock carvings around the city of Sarpsborg go back thousands of years to just after the last Ice Age. The city itself, located by Europe’s largest waterfall Sarpefossen, was founded by Norway’s patron saint in 1016 and was for a time Norway’s Capital.
Now, the county’s largest city is Fredrikstad, where the history is visible in its charming fortress town. A half hours drive away, close to the Swedish border, the large and beautiful fortress of Fredriksten tower above the city of Halden. Their history aside, both cities are also full of life and modern culture.
In Inner Østfold you’ll find large, untouched areas of forests that are great for hiking, biking and camping. Lakes such as Lyseren and Øyern, as well as Norway’s largest river Glomma, are ideal for fishing and canoeing. The history enthusiast should visit the largest inland fortress Høytorp at Mysen.
Østfold is wonderful in the summertime. Relax at the beaches around Moss, or explore tiny coastal villages like Sponvika. The island paradise of Hvaler, consisting of hundreds of islands, islets and reefs, is linked to the mainland by bridges and tunnels. Here, you can swim, explore, relax, and enjoy the food and the culture.
Østfold is amongst the nation’s oldest inhabited regions, with petroglyphs (rock drawings) and burial mounds all over the area. Today, many manufacturing facilities are situated here, including the world's most advanced biorefinery, Borregaard in Sarpsborg.
The Østfold region is easy to get to both by car and public transportation.
Find more inspiration on Østfold’s official website.
Explore the old Fortified Town with our guides and learn more about its past and present.
Born in Rolvsøy, Fredrikstad in 1796, Hans Nielsen Hauge was a farmer/preacher who spoke up against the Church…More
Gallery at Røed Gaard, Jeløy. The owner, Rolf Thomas Thommessen, is an artist himself, and works and exhibits…More
Visit the beautiful and historic island in the river between the Old Town and Kråkerøy. Isegran is the perfect…More
Bytårnet was built as a gift to the city of Moss in 1920.More
Learn more about Roald Amundsen and test your skills as a polar explorer. In the beautiful countryside around…More
Galleri Kraft og Metallum are two galleries under the same roof.More
Møllebyen (the Mill Town) is the former city center in Moss.More
Beautiful seaside area for swimming and sunbathing.More
A science centre is a popular scientific recreation and learning centre of technology, natural sciences and…More
Roald Amundsen was born in Borge. Young Roald got a taste for adventure here, the proud sailing ships of the…More
Galleri Henrik Gerner aims to bring you exhibitions focusing on both Norwegian and international contemporary…More
Østfold Art Centre is a centre for contemporary visual and applied art run by artists.More
The Torderød estate was cleared already during the Viking era, while the current estate, the Torderød mansion…More
On the south side of Rødshue on Kirkøy, in a landscape scattered with remnants of old quarry activity, lies…More
Stora Lee camping is set for many wonderful experiences. Stora Lee is a lake excellent for paddling by canoe…More
The Konventionsgaarden (the Conventions House) was build in 1778 and owned by the Anker family. In summer 2015…More
Greåker Fort The fort was built around 1900 and in terms of military history, is regarded as part of…More
Fredrikstad Tourist Information is located in the heart of the Fortified Town. We are always happy to give you…More
Litteraturhuset Fredrikstad (the House of Literature) is dedicated to literature and culture. Along with many…More
Experience a time travel form Moss ironworks to Peterson Moss – an exhibition about the people of the…More
Moss Kunstgalleri is situated between Moss church and Café Halina. The gallery is open almost all year and…More
The city's - perhaps even the county's - most complete frame and art centre.More
At Olberg camping in Trøgstad you can join an exciting moose safari. This is a very special experience you…More
Visit Fredrikstad & Hvaler has a temporary office during the summer at Skjærhalden, Kirkeøy. We are located in…More
The church was built in 1861 in the neogothic style, with pointed windows and using raw brick. The church is…More
The Nes timber boom was constructed in 1853. The idea was to transport timber down the river Glomma.More
The recently restored mill at Sandbekk is the last of its kind in the county, and the only one with an…More
Surrounded by the historic atmosphere of the Old Town of Fredrikstad you find Bastion 5 art center.More
Støtvig Hotel is located in a sheltered bay - the Støtvig bay with a magnificent view over the Oslofjord.More
Marché Rygge Vest offers personal and individual service. Ahotel with afordable prices and a fantastic…More
The Ystehede family welcomes you to Langholmen tourist and recreation centre, idyllic natural surroundings on…More
Wonderful location by Stora Lee lake on the border between Svinesund in Norway and Töcksfors in Sweden.More
By RV 22 north of Skjønhaug in Trøgstad. Camping and cabins in calm, beautiful surroundings.More
Moss Hotel is located on the pedestrian street and has welcomed guests for more than 200 years!More
Information about the cabins: The cabins have a fridge, hob and bed clothes. Things you need to bring are:…More
unattended DNT lodge with overnight and day trip possibilities.More
This hotel is suited for all, especially families and people who seek entertainment. It is Fredrikstad's…More
You find Hotell 1016 Olav Digre right in the heart of Sarpsborg, with everything the city has to offer just…More
Guestapartment close to the sea in the idyllic Sponvika , which is an old fishingvillage from the early 1600s.…More
Solstrand Terrasse is a Hostel that offers Bed & Breakfast, Rental apartments, Holiday apartments, Function…More
Bilitt Farm is located about 2 km from Elvestad intersection - towards Moss right next to Rv 120. The farm was…More
Gamlebyen Hotell is in the picturesque Old Town of Fredrikstad, within 5 minutes’ walk of all its shops,…More
The Kallum Søndre farm is situated on the boundary between Rygge & Moss with a lovely view over the Oslofjord…More
The Kallum Søndre farm is situated on the boundary between Rygge & Moss with a lovely view over the Oslofjord…
Accomodation in treetop cabins - in an old forest just outside of Halden! Sweet dreams and safe…More
The hotel lies in majestetic surroundings at Jeløy. It has a fantastic view of the Oslo Fjord, a 2 km…More
Vestre Kjørnes Gård is located in a quiet and idyllic place by Vansjø in Våler county, 1 hour South of Oslo…More
Private accommodation in HaldenMore
A combined spa and apartment motel surrounded by beautiful scenery in Hvaler's great nature reserve.More
Your stop in an idyllic spot in a tiny corner of Østfold county.More
Situated in the historic surroundings of Fredriksten fortress.More
Our cosy, red painted â€œOld House" has three double rooms.More
Bråtorp Camping - Cottages, fishing, canoeing, swimming and great hiking opportunities.More
Comfortable, individually furnished rooms at reasonable prices in the centre of Rakkestad. It is also the…More
Welcome to Fredrikstad Hotell!More
Nice holiday house nearby the old Svinesund bridge, on the Norwegian side of the border.More
Imagine a place with good standard. A place where you have a fully equipped kitchen and a refrigerator filled…More
Furulund will officially be open in June 2015, but wil be open under the arrangement "Vårmønstring" 25. of…More
Good restaurant situated by the Halden Marina.More
Hvaler Gjestgiveri provides the very best of food and wine. We only make food using the best raw ingredients.…More
A warm welcome to our wonderful book lovers cafè. Come in for a good cup of coffee and a piece og carrot cake…More
Intimate premises in fantastic surroundings at Rød Manor.More
Cafe Oline is a cozy cafe/pub right by the water on the Hvaler Islands.More
The combination of old and new lends a distinctive style and unique atmosphere to Café Riis.More
As soon as you step into the room, you'll feel the good atmosphere.More
Café Scala serves delicious traditional sandwiches stacked high with goodies in quiet, tasteful surroundings.More
Røed Gaard is the place for cultural experiences for the whole family! The main building is almost 300 years…More
Pizzanini is a restaurant situated at the pier promenade overlooking the Glomma river. They offer: Pizza,…More
Centrally located at Haugom Centre in Askim you'll find Ming Wah Chinese restaurant in new and cozy premises.…More
With its outdoor restaurant and pub is it right at the heart of the town's social life. Good music in the…More
At Marché Rygge Vest, the airport hotel, and Marché Rygge Øst market restaurants you can select dishes from a…More
In Østfoldbadet in the middle of Askim they offer varied menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.More
Sarpsborg finest restaurant in what might be Østfold's most distinguished locality. Topp service and fantastic…More
Tista shopping centre is located cetrally in Halden, along the Tista river. The centre has 43 shops and cafes,…More
Cafe and Restaurant in the heart of Fredriksten fortress.More
Fredrik III's hall, the large gunpoweder magazine, can be rented for your private party, weddings or meetings.…More
Restaurant and food service at Momarken racecourse. Restaurant, buffet, cafe and grill kitchen and banquet…More
H. Jenseg bakery and coffee shop is Sarpsborgs oldest bakery. Three generations of the Jenseg family have held…More
Traditional Christmas Buffet at Østgaard in Halden - a local farm with atmospheric premises from 1636…More
At the fortress you will find one of Norway's most exciting and unique function rooms. Kongshallene (The…More
The "local" with a heart. The Pub for music and meeting people. Wide selection of refreshments on…More
"Erlandsen" in Halden - the oldest patisserie in Norway Established in 1865 Erlandsens…More
In the inner parts of Fredriksten fortress we find Restaurant Curtisen, with a fantastic kitchen on historic…More
The perfect setting for receptions, seminars and meetings all year.More
In the heart of Skjærhalden you find Big Fish Café. Here everything is made from scratch, the atmosphere is…More
The railway from Oslo to Gothenburg is running more or less in parallel with the E6, and a railway between Ski and Sarpsborg covers the inner part of Østfold.
The county of Østfold has long coastlines and travelling by boat is a good way to explore the region.
There are several options for getting around by boat. Find more information on Østfold’s official website.
Østfold is located strategically between Oslo and Sweden. The main highway E6 between Oslo and Gothenburg runs as a motorway through the county.
The main highway E18 between Oslo and Stockholm runs through Østfold in a southeast-northwest direction.
Norwegian Tourist and Transport AS is a passenger firm that has over 40 years experience in transport of…More
Nettbuss is one of the largest bus companies in the Nordic region, with operations in Norway, Sweden and…More
The car ferry service between Horten and Moss is served by five ferries. The crossing takes approximately 30…More
Scenic boat trip between Fredrikstad and Strömstad in Sweden. Departs Thursday and Saturday from March / April…More
Travel with Vesleø II and experience Kosterhavet - and Outer Hvaler National Park. Aboard the boat there is an…More
Our ferries operate the eastern islands on Hvaler. M/S Hollungen and M/F Hvalerferga II will take you on a…More
Gamlebyfergen (Old Town Ferry) operates between the west side (Cicignon) and the Fortress Town (Gamlebyen),…More
Order your taxi at the place nearest you.More
Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 05.45 - 21.15 Saturday: 07.45 - 21.15 Sunday and Holidays: 09.45 - 22.15 2…More
The city ferries are an important part of Fredrikstad’s transport system. All the ferries are free. The…More