Halden is an idyllic small town nestled up by the Iddefjord, just on the border of Sweden. Above the town looms the mighty Fredriksten Fortress. Cobblestone streets, cozy shops and restaurants, river promenades, and a charming guest harbor – the atmosphere in Halden, in Eastern Norway, is warm and relaxed.
Fredriksten fortress from the 17th century is one of the city’s main attractions, with almost 300,000 visitors during the summer months. The fortress's walls, bastions, ammunition tower, dark secret passageways, and museums tell the story of the town’s fascinating history. If you want an active holiday, Halden offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities. Explore the islands of the Iddefjord or go fishing, kayaking, or hiking. You can also embark on an adventurous journey on the Halden Canal—Norway’s oldest channel system—with the boat MS Brekke.
Along the way, you’ll experience the Brekke locks, Northern Europe’s tallest locks. The climbing park at Ekås farm offers fun challenges for kids and adults alike. Here, you can enjoy more than 200 obstacles in several exciting courses, as well as ziplines, an outdoor climbing wall, and a base jump from a 13-meter high pole.