Area: 4,186 km²|
Towns: Fredrikstad, Sarpsborg, Halden, Moss, Askim, Mysen
Information: Østfold county lies to the southeast of Oslo with the Oslo Fjord to the west and Sweden to the east.
The countryside is diverse and rich in experiences. The westwards facing skerries with their round, bare rocks and multitude of sandy beaches provide a myriad of opportunities for sunbathing and swimming in the summer. The many lakes and waterways provide unique opportunities for fishing and canoeing. All the cities have their own local forests with well-maintained ski tracks in the winter and hiking footpaths in the summer. Østfold is one of the few counties in Norway without real mountains. Large parts of the county are covered by coniferous forests with a multitude of small lakes. There are some hills and mountain ridges, the highest of which is Slavasshøgda at 336 metres above sea level.
Link: Østfold Official Site