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Glemmen Kirke is one of the oldest standing structures in Fredrikstad since its construction in the year 1100. Romanesque architecture, created only out of rubble has withstood the test of time. Various family centered events and programs are held regularly here, to instill and encourage the growth of christian values in children and adults alike. Apart from being a tourist attraction, Glemmen Kirke is a community center for the local population of Fredrikstad which caters to the regional christian population.
Covering an area of 36.9 square kilometers (14.24 square miles), Vansjø lake offers riveting views of the neighboring setting. The enveloping landscape remains a picturesque collage of straits, islands and fjords, making the region ideal for a number of outdoor experiences and activities. The lake flows into Moss river where its waters are regulated for power generation and mill processes. Western Vansjø nature reserve remains a beautiful wetland region known for its wildlife and vegetation.
The original stone church of Skiptvet was built between 1150 and 1200. After the restoration under Architect Harald Sund and painter Ulrik Hendriksen in 1937; the altarpiece and the pulpit by Albert Lobach are the only remaining artifacts from the old church. Today the church offers the community with not only worship but also services like day care and much more.
Basically a marine national park, Ytre Hvaler National Park boasts one of the largest coral reefs of Europe. It is composed of islands which can be easily accessed from Frederikstad and Hvaler. The park offers a memorable glimpse of untouched nature and provides opportunities for kayaking, fishing and hiking. One can also enjoy an overnight stay at the campsite.
Dedicated to St. Olav, Eidsberg kirke is the oldest surviving medieval church in the town, dating back to 1200s. The current church is a stonework structure in a Gothic style, which has been remodeled in 1880 and later in 1959. For good reason,it stands amongst the distinguished list of Cultural Heritage sites of Norway. Essentially a working church today, the Eidsberg kirke enriches community living by not only the services it offers but also various activities it undertakes like education projects, day care and much more.
Fredriksten Fortress was built in 1643-45 and was the first defensive building in Halden. It was built to defend Norway's border with Sweden. A visit to the fortress, with its well preserved buildings and bastions, almost brings you back in time. The grounds also contain a restaurant and several museums. You are welcome to bring your own picnic. It is free to visit the fortress itself; the museum has an entrance fee.
Femsjøen is a popular lake in the country where one can enjoy a leisurely round of boating. With housing facilities and cabins around the lake, it is a frequent stop for holiday-makers. The deep lake has many islands and is known for its fishing opportunities and plenty of other outdoor activities.
The old Askim kirke was a Romanesque stone structure that dated back to 1200s. The current church, consecrated in 1878 is essentially a wooden building designed by Jacob Wilhelm Nordan that seats 350 people. A local church now, Askim offers various services and arranges many activities for its parishioners like day care, educational concerts, theater, counseling and such to promote well-being of the community.
The villages and towns located near the Swedish-Norwegian border have witnessed several wars in the past. They are home to a number of historical sites and monuments; Dynekilen being one of them. It is a fjord that served as a battleground for the naval war of 1716, fought between the Norwegians and the Swedes. Tourists, researchers and students of history come here from all over the world to explore this historical site.
Enjoy a day of bathing in the cool waters of Store Erte, a popular lake in the Halden municipality, where locals flock to during weekends. Experience a scenic hike upto the water-body on a cool Saturday morning and later rest your muscles in the blue waters. An outing of guaranteed fun, Store Erte should not be missed.
Designed by Christian Hernik Grosch in 1856, the Horten Church is essentially a local community church. Many artifacts including the stained glass work by Veslemoy Nystedt Stoltenberg, were destroyed in a bomb attack of 1920; but despite the turbulence the church has stood strong as a safe haven of faith. Today the church offers several community services like activities for new parents, day care, summer and hobby camps for children and much more.
Considered as one of the sunniest beaches of the region, Capri is frequented by tourists as well as locals for a rejuvenating sunbath. Offering breathtaking views of the sea, the beach is a favorite destination for those in search of tranquilty and solace. If you are one of those who hate crowded places, then do head to the beach.