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municipality in Østfold, Norway

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 inEdit


By carEdit

Drive the mainland route from Fredrikstad by car.

By busEdit

Buses go straight from Oslo to Hvaler through Fredrikstad.

By boatEdit

Various possible ocean routes from local harbors.

By trainEdit

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 aroundEdit

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 nextEdit

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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