Halden and Svinesund form the gateway to Norway, strategically placed between beautiful skerries on one side and large forests and lakes on the other. Oslo is situated just under two hours to the north, with Gothenburg about the same distance to the south.
If you are going to Gothenburg you can now cross Svinesund by the new and modern bridge with the Ringdals fjord deep below.
With its area of 640 square kilometres there is no other municipality in Østfold which can compare with Halden’s opportunities for outdoor experiences. The wide reaching area can offer forest and fjord, mountains and plains, inland waterways, islands, hunting grounds and miles of marked paths and walkways.