Dynamic Variation:

There was not an exact match for the language you toggled to. You have been redirected to the nearest matching page within this section.

Choose Language
Toggling to another language will take you to the matching page or nearest matching page within that selection.
Search & Book Sponsored Links
  • Alojamiento

    Scandic Hotels – Presentes en todas las grandes ciudades, de norte a sur

    Nordic Choice Hotels – Una cadena hotelera diferente

    Thon Hotels – Fantástico desayuno incluido

    Hoteles Radisson Blu – Reserva tu hotel en Noruega

    Citybox – Hoteles modernos a precios asequibles y en pleno centro

  • Cómo llegar y moverse

    Widerøe – La mayor aerolínea regional de Escandinavia

    AutoEurope – Siempre buenas experiencias al alquilar coche

    Vy express – Viaja en autobús por toda Noruega

    DFDS – Compañía de ferries líder en Europa de 2012 a 2019

    Rent-A-Wreck – La opción inteligente para alquilar coche

    Arctic Campers – Alquiler de autocaravanas en Noruega

    NOR-WAY Bussekspress – Viaja de forma ecológica en autobús

    Vy – Porque viajar de forma ecológica debería ser fácil

    Cabin Campers – Tu casa sobre cuatro ruedas

    SJ NORD – La aventura comienza a bordo de nuestros trenes

  • Excursiones y circuitos

    Hurtigruten – "El viaje por mar más hermoso del mundo"

    Authentic Scandinavia – Fascinantes excursiones por Noruega

    Up Norway – Viajes a medida

    Norrøna Hvitserk – Expediciones y viajes de aventura

    Fjord Tours – Descubre la esencia de Noruega con el circuito Norway in a nutshell®

    50 Degrees North – Inolvidables viajes a Noruega, a medida y en grupos pequeños

    Discover Norway – viajes para esquiar, montar en bici y hacer senderismo en Noruega

    Norwegian holidays – paquetes vacacionales a bajo precio con Norwegian: vuelo, hotel y coche de alquiler

    Secret Atlas – la forma más genuina de explorar Svalbard

  • Casas de campo y de veraneo

    DanCenter – Tu especialista para casas de vacaciones en Noruega

    Norgesbooking – Reserva una estancia perfecta en una cabaña en Noruega

  • Estaciones de esquí y complejos de montaña

    Beitostølen – encanto y aventuras durante todo el año

  • Offers

or search all of Norway

Eastern Norway Viken MARKER

The Ørje fortress hike

  • Ørje Fort, Marker
  •  /  km From You

The Ørje Fort round hike
About 4 km - up to Ørje fortress - good shoes are recommended.

The tour starts at E18 behind the tourist information at Ørje locks. Above the canal bridge goes a path leading up to the northern fort, one of the border fortresses from 1905. From there there is a magnificent view of the Halden Canal and Ørje. This is also one of the gateways to Fjella (The largest wood area in this region), a nice outdoor area with a network of trails both summer and winter. From the fortress you can take the dirt road road down to Ørje health resort and follow the road down to the canal bridge again.

The Ørje fortress or Ørje fortifications are a common term for two forts, the Likollen fortress and the Ørjekollen fortress.

The forts were built in 1902-03 to cover the interstate road, today E18, over Ørje which was the most important entry from Sweden. They are part of the border fortresses, which would serve as a buffer if the Swedes attacked the country. The fortresses were set up with 1300 men and considered modern and protected by barbed wire barriers and trenches. From the Swedish side, the fortress were described as storm-free, they would be very difficult to take in infantry attacks.  There was no war. According to the agreement signed with the Swedes in Karlstad in 1905, the fortresses were demolished.

Now Nordre fort and "Fortrunden" is a popular trip. From the northern fort there is a nice view of Ørje Brug and the locks area. Swedes and others are now welcomed to the fortresses.

Along the roundabout, several informational signs have been set up on flora and fauna and on cultural monuments that you walk by.

  • Last Updated:
  • Source: Visit Indre Østfold
Statens Kartverk, Geovekst og kommuner - Geodata AS
TripAdvisor Reviews
Traveler Reviews in partnership with TripAdvisor
Your Recently Viewed Pages