Østfold is the gateway to Norway, on the eastern side of the Oslo fjord, bordering Sweden. It lies on the east coast of the Oslo Fjord, bordering the county of Akershus to the north and Sweden to the east and south. Østfold has 6 towns and more than a 1000 islands along our endless coastline. No other place in Norway has more sun, and with its 100 beaches Østfold is often called the holiday paradise of the Oslo Fjord. Østfold has charming villages, great fishing lakes and bright yellow fields. An ancient landscape where you will be unable to resist the call of history and beautiful nature. Here nature is meant to be explored, where everyone can find their own acre of serene landscape while walking in the great woods.
Two main motorways from Sweden, E6 and E18, good rail connections to Oslo and Gothenburg and our own international airport, Moss Airport Rygge. There are connections across the Oslo Fjord. With its 265 000 inhabitants Østfold represents about 5,6 % of Norway´s population of 4,7 million. The county consists of 18 municipalities is divided into four regions.
Hvaler consists of a group of islands off the coast of Fredrikstad.
Moss is often referred to as the town of art.
Fredrikstad is situated by the river Glomma, which runs through to the Oslo fjord.
The town of Mysen is the administrative centre in Eidsberg municipality.
Askim is both a town and municipality in Østfold county.
Sarpsborg is a municipality in Østfold county and is among the ten largest towns in Norway.
Halden is the gateway to Norway, right near the Swedish border.
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