The only town named in the national anthem of Norway, Halden sits 60 mi/ 90 km southeast of Oslo near the border with Sweden and is dominated by an impressive 17th-century mountain fortress.

A museum and remaining barracks in the fortress demonstrate how the Norwegians tried to protect themselves from the Swedes. Just outside town is an extensive archipelago, ideal for a boat trip. http://www.visithalden.com.

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