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Hvaler is a municipality in the county of Østfold, Norway. Consisting of a group of island and a population of 3,694. There are about 830 islands in total, most are uninhabited. The four main islands are Vesterøy, Spjærøy, Asmaløy and Kirkøy.

Get in[edit]


By car[edit]

Drive the mainland route from Fredrikstad by car.

By bus[edit]

Buses go straight from Oslo to Hvaler through Fredrikstad.

By boat[edit]

Various possible ocean routes from local harbors.

By train[edit]

There are no train tracks in Hvaler, but the closest city with a train station is the neighbour Fredrikstad. You can take the train from Oslo to Fredrikstad, and then the bus to Hvaler.

Get around[edit]

The best ways to get around is using a car or public transport like a bus. Go by boat if you want to visit the other islands. On the islands themselves, walking is nice.


Akerøya towards Festningsholmen.






Go next[edit]

Hvaler borders Fredrikstad in the north, Sarpsborg and Halden in northeast, Tjøme in Vestfold to the west, and Strömstad in Sweden in the east.

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