Østfold is a largely a gentle rolling lowland; nowhere in this county is above 300 meters in altitude.
- Oslo Airport, located 100 km north of Østfold. A major international airport with flights from the USA and major European cities. Use trains to get to Oslo and then to Østfold.
- NSB's intercity trains run hourly between Oslo and Halden. Three daily trains continue to/from Gothenburg in Sweden. Inside Østfold, they stop at Moss, Rygge, Råde, Fredrikstad, Sarpsborg and Halden.
- NSB's intercity trains run hourly between Oslo and Halden. Inside Østfold , they stop at Moss, Rygge (airport), Råde, Fredrikstad, Sarpsborg and Halden.
Østfold are famous in Norway for some of its dishes:
- Makrell-i-tomat, breakfast favourite consisting of mackerell in tomato sauce placed on open-top sandwich, invented in Fredrikstad
- Leverpostei, liver paté in a small, yellow box is another industrial success of Fredrikstad, popular with cereal bread
- Fiskesuppe, fish soup served in Engelsviken, Fredrikstad
- Stallmesterbiff, horse main course from Dickens, Sarpsborg
- Potetstappe, home made mashed potatoes, signature course at Rich Bar, Sarpsborg (also famous for biffsnadder, beef in small pieces)
- Rosa softis, pink soft ice now served in Isi Bar, Sarpsborg, invented at a now defunct yearly festival in Mysen
- Pølse i vaffel, hot dog in waffle, local speciality invented in Moss, popular football food
- Purke, a local speciality in the bakeries of Halden
Cross the border into Sweden for cheap meat, liquor or cigarettes.