|MYSEN - HALDEN
How to get there:
Take the train from Oslo to Mysen or Halden, and then the boat M/S Turisten (which runs from June to August) from Ørje to Strømsfoss or Tistedal.
route is mainly characterised by forests, lakes and rivers. The rolling
countryside in this area is a change from mountainous areas, and rivers
are long and narrow, only interrupted by streams or channels acting as
a link to the next lake. There is a rich variety of flora and fauna
here, and this is one of the main areas in Norway where elks, the
Kings of the Forest, are found. Smaller animals in the area include
45 different varieties of birds, five species of amphibian, hares,
hedgehogs and deer. This county also has ten broad leaved and evergreen
reserves and 15 marsh reserves.
forest and agriculture community with farms and small villages
scattered through the countryside. The villages offer essential
services. Things to see along the route include the Canal
Museum (Kanalmuseet) in Ørje, locks at Brekke and Strømfoss with a
gallery and there is a church in Rødnes built in the Middle Ages. The
many locks, mills and sawmills along the watercourse are a legacy of
the former methods of transport, forestry activity and industry in the
area. In Halden, Fredriksten Fortress which is 350 years old, is strategically located as the town´s main attraction.
(better map are coming)
Recommended type of bike:
Bikes with three gears and firm tyres. The route is mainly on tarmac or good quality gravel tracks.
at campsites, youth hostels or out in the open air. If you choose
alternative routes to the RV 21, you should bear in mind that there are
not many places for shopping or to stay. The advantage of taking this
route is that there is less traffic than on the RV 21.
105 km. The quickest way is to take RV 21, but there is more traffic.
To add more variety, you can cycle on the other side of the lakes, such
as along the Aremarksjø or Marksjø Lakes.
Contact the Tourist Information Offices in