Explore the region
Get to know the destinations and attractions of East Norway.
The county that encircles the capital city offers fjord and forests, land and sea, small and medium-sized towns and many exciting attractions and activities.
Fredrikstad and Hvaler
Two good neighbours, Fredrikstad & Hvaler belong together. If you visit one, you will not want to miss out on the other. The Fortified town and the beautiful archipelago of Hvaler is a must see.
Halden is an idyllic little town nestled down by the fjord. Cobblestone streets, nice shops, cosy restaurants, river promenades and the guest harbor are all within easy reach downtown. Above the town center looms the mighty Fredriksten fortress.
Between Oslo and the Swedish border lies this diverse and exciting region – Inner Østfold. Explore the pristine nature, which offers peace and quiet, as well as canoeing, bike rides and fishing. The region is full of variety, and offers nightlife and shopping as well as beautiful nature.
Moss and its surrounding region has a varied and rich cultural landscape with lots of great hiking and biking trails. Here you will find exciting cultural activities such as concerts, shows, art exhibitions and festivals.
Sarpsborg is situated in the heart of Østfold. The city has long history being the third oldest city in Norway and the country’s first capital. Here you can find a lot of different activities both in door and outdoors.