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How to Reach

By train

Halden is served by the Norwegian State Railway as the southern terminus of the Oslo-Halden line, wich also continue to Gothenburg 3 times a day.

By Car

When entering the country from Sweden, turn right just after the Svinsund Bridge, and follow the road signs to Halden.

By Boat

You could take the boat from Sandefjord to Stromstad in Sweden. From there, you can take the bus, or drive by car. Estimate 30 minutes travel time from Stromstad.

Key places to visit
Rod Herregard, Fredriksten, National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Hoiasmasten, Svinesund


Places to Visit

Rod Herregard

Rod Herregard in Halden is one of the best preserved manor house in Norway. The property features well-preserved buildings, a baroque garden and an English landscape garden. The buildings have their oldest origins of the late 1600's, but were largely built during the last half of the 1700s. The manor house and estate complex was owned by the Tanker family through three generations, from 1733 to 1829. In 1961, two foundations were established to maintain the historic property. Rod Manor Foundation is responsible for the manor house, buildings and gardens. Ankerske Foundation Collections  is responsible for the contents and the rich archives related to the property.


Fredriksten is a fortress in the city of Halden in Norway.This Fortresses was constructed ny Denmark-Norway in the 17th century as a replacement for the border fortress at Bohus, which had been lost when the province of Bohuslan was ceded to Sweden by the terms of the Treaty of Roskilde in 1658. The fortress was named after King Fredrik III of Denmark and Norway, and the town of Halden was also originally named after him, having been known as Fredrikshald between 1665 and 1928.

National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design

The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo is the national museum of art of Norway.It was established on 1 July 2003 through a merger of the Norwegian Museum of Architecture, the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Gallery of Norway, and the National Touring Exhibitions.Its directors have been Sune Nordgren (2003-2006), Anne Kjellberg (acting, 2006-2007), Allis Helleland (2007-2008), Ingar Pettersen (acting, 2008-2009) and Audun Eckhoff (2009–present). Chairmen of the board have been Christian Bjelland (2002–2008) and Svein Aaser (2008–present)


Hoiasmasten is a TV tower used for FM- and TV-transmission near Halden, Norway. Hoiasmasten, built in 1980, is one of the tallest partially guyed towers in the world and with a height of 320 metres (1,050 ft) the second tallest tower of Norway. It consists, like the Gerbrandy Tower, of a concrete tower as basement on which the antenna mast, guyed to the ground, is mounted. However this mast is, in contrast to that of Gerbrandy Tower, a lattice structure and not a tube structure.


Svinesund is a sound separating the Swedish municipality of Stromstad in the province of Bohuslan in the county of Vastra Gotaland from the Norwegian municipality of Halden in the county of ostfold.Two bridges, the old and new Svinesund Bridge , span this sound of the Iddefjord. The Swedish side is extremely popular with Norwegians who flock to buy relatively cheap goods in Sweden, where a large shopping area can be found immediately after crossing the sound. Following the erection of the new bridge in 2005, both the old and new bridges are toll bridges.

Right Time to Visit

August - January