Halden Norway

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By train Halden is served by the Norwegian State Railway [1] 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 Svinesund Bridge, and follow the road signs to Halden.

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

If you own a boat of your own, sailing throug the narrow Svinesund (a part of the border fjord Iddefjorden) brings you to Haldens beautiful guest harbour where you could stay for your visit.

By Bus You could take the bus from Oslo to Halden (and Strømstad in Sweden) http://www.nettbuss.no/ekspressbuss/timekspressen. Estimate 55 minutes travel time from Strømstad and 2 hours from Oslo.

If staying inside the town, the best thing is to travel by foot. There's no long distances, and you get to see most of the town. There are also frequent Town busses that cover the town center and nearest surroundings. In daytime usually each 30 minutes.

Another place worth visiting is "Rød Herregård" (The Rød Mansion). Rød Herregård, is one of Norway's most completely preserved manor houses. It has retained its patrician appearance and original interior from the time that it was still inhabited. Rød Manor contains one of the country's largest private collections of arms. The barn has been converted into a café and gallery. The buildings are surrounded by a beautiful Baroque garden and an English landscaped garden.

Norwegians living near the border like to shop in Sweden, especially in this part of Norway, as it is cheaper there. One of Sweden's largest shopping centres is located on the countryside near the Svinesund bridge, around 10 km from Halden.

Halden has numerous restaurants and small cafeterias. If you look around inside the town, you can be sure to find a place that match your taste.

The pub "Siste Reis" by the train station is worth a visit, voted to be on of the ten best pubs in Europe!

In the suburbs it is possible to book a house near the lake Femsjøen (10 km away from Halden). But before you arrive ask for exact description of how to get there, because without it you will surely get lost. It can be done through Norwegian or Danish travel agency (for example Novasol).

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