A true border town, Halden sits on the River Tista at one of the most southerly crossings between Norway and Sweden — making it a great stopping off point for those travelling between the two countries. Its strategic location also means there is a rich history to the area, perhaps best exemplified by the impressive fortress and museum of Fredriksten, which occupies a hill overlooking the harbour. Other top attractions include the preserved manor house and museum of Rød Herregård and the wider area’s beautiful forests and waterways, which make it a great destination for history fans, culture enthusiasts and lovers of the great outdoors. And, whatever your travel plans, there are plenty of top Airbnb vacation rentals available to suit your needs. These are some of the best in Halden, Norway.
1. One-bedroom loft near the town centre (from USD 68)
This popular loft flat is a great option for couples or solo travellers eyeing up a stay in Halden but can accommodate up to three people at a stretch thanks to the couch in the living area. Located within a charming 19th-century building, it is well placed for the town centre, shops and eateries, which are just 10 minutes away. And fans of history looking to stretch their legs will enjoy the walk to Fredriksten fortress. Past guests were very impressed, praising the “really comfy” flat, its balcony and the well-equipped kitchen. The position just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of town was also a big hit. Other amenities include a TV, laundry facilities and wi-fi internet.
Rental unit in Halden · ★4.90 · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 bathHalden, Østfold, NorwaySuperhost
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Amenities & Room:comfortable bedding and nice balconycosy and nice comfortable balconymy favourite was the balcony where we relaxed in the sun and had our breakfast
Cleanliness:house was very clean and warmit was clean comfortable and convenientvery nice and clean roomsgreat house clean and centralthis place is excellent quiet and clean in a great location
Host:the host is very friendly and helpfulgudrun was a wonderful hostgudrun is a lovely hostgudrun’s a great host and she makes you feel at home almost immediatelygreat place and good hostRead more reviews
Location:very nice and cosy place in a quite though central placeit is a charming house a few minutes walk to the center of the townappartment is very cosy at good location for sightseeing at haldengreat and quiet little house everything in halden is very closewhat a beautiful and different place
2. Five-bedroom flat within easy walk of the heart of Halden
Just 10 minutes from Halden’s heart on foot, this three-bedroom flat will appeal to those who wish to be central but are also looking for a peaceful spot in which to rest their head. Capable of sleeping up to five people, it will be perfect for families and comes with plenty of mod-cons, including a TV, kitchen on which to whip up some hearty meals and wi-fi for checking out details of your daily itinerary. Former guests loved its location within “easy walking distance” of the fortress and the downtown area, as well as its value for money and cleanliness. Indeed, they gave it top marks in all three categories.
Henrik's husHalden, Østfold, Norway
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Cleanliness:the apartment was clean and well equippedthe house was clean and the bed comfythe flat was nice and clean and we had everything we neededa lovely clean place to stay in halden all finethe interior is elegant and clean
Host:he was very welcoming and responsive when we had questionshenrik is friendly and helpfulcommunication with the host fast and effectiveRead more reviews
Location:easy walking distance to downtown and the fortressincredible house a beautiful placewe would really recommend this placebeautiful apartment in quiet neighborhoodwould definitely recommend henrik's place
3. Two private bedrooms in Halden house (from USD 68)
Located in the same spot as the first option on the list, and run by the same host, this two-bedroom accommodation option can sleep up to four people. Naturally, its position means it enjoys the same 19th-century charms and good location within easy reach of local eateries and shops. Past guests praised the “exceptional” property, its “peaceful surroundings” and the “helpful” landlady. As well as the two private bedrooms, guests also have use of the host’s kitchen and living area.
Home in Halden · ★4.96 · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 1 shared bathHalden, Østfold, NorwaySuperhost
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Amenities & Room:we had 2 lovely rooms upstairs and were allowed to use the kitchen and livingroom downstairswe had a wonderful stay the house is stunning and cozycosy and comfortable house from late 19th century with incomparable atmospherethe house is a quaint 19th century wooden house that is nicely maintained and comfortable
Cleanliness:the rooms (as the house overall) are charming spacious clean and the beds are goodoh and the cat freya is very cute :)the house itself is clean and comfygudrun's place was beautiful and the rooms were very spacious and comfortable
Host:gudrun is a lovely hostgudrun was very kind and helpful and quick in responding our questions before arrivalnice and helpful landlady and friendly cat freya take care of the guestsgudrun was an excellent host and went above and beyond to make sure we felt welcomedour kids loved the place and enjoyed playing with the friendly catRead more reviews
Location:nice old house walking distance to city
4. Villa with spectacular view (from USD 188)
Large groups looking to explore this charming town in style will love this spacious five-bedroom villa, which can sleep up to 11 people and feature no fewer than three bathrooms. Its stylish interior comes with all the modern conveniences you would expect from your holiday home-from-home, including a fully equipped kitchen, spacious living room and a pleasant garden. It is also within walking distance of the town centre, with its mix of shops and eateries, should you wish to tempt those taste buds with a little local cuisine. The “spectacular view” across the fjord was a particular hit with former guests, who gave the property top marks across the board.
Villa in Halden · ★4.67 · 5 bedrooms · 5 beds · 3 bathsHalden, Østfold, Norway
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Amenities & Room:house has lots of space is bright and cosy kitchen was well equipped
Cleanliness:we got clear check-in instructions and the house was sparkling cleanRead more reviews
Host:ingrid is great host and easy to communicate with
5. Double-bed guest suite (from USD 79)
Set just 15 minutes from the town centre on foot, guests who opt for a stay in this one-bedroom mini apartment will not have to walk to reach local eateries, bars and cultural attractions. Located on the ground floor of the host’s home the property would be perfect for couples or solo travellers and comes with its own entrance — enabling you to come and go as you please. Those who stay in the property won’t have access to the host’s kitchen but the reasonable walk to Halden’s restaurants means you won’t have to head far afield to find something tasty to eat. Amenities include air-conditioning and indoor fire, so you’ll be comfortable whatever the weather, as well as a TV and wi-fi internet.
Guest suite in Halden · ★4.66 · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1.5 bathsHalden, Østfold, NorwaySuperhost
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Amenities & Room:clean and welcoming with tea and coffee facilitiesvery nice spacious quiet room
6. Charming three-bedroom house (from USD 184)
A strong option for larger families, this three-bedroom house can sleep up to eight people and boasts a trampoline and playroom that are sure to appeal to the younger members of your party. The house itself, which is located on a peaceful street and boasts charming decor, is just five minutes away from the heart of Halden by car and 10 minutes outside the historic Fredriksten fortress. Amenities include a cable TV, laundry facilities, cosy fire, and wi-fi internet. The full kitchen will be perfect for whipping up some feasts for your loved ones, while the outdoor grill and outside decking will be a great spot to unwind with some delectable treats.
Home in Halden · ★4.89 · 3 bedrooms · 3 beds · 1 bathHalden, Østfold, Norway
7. One-bedroom detached house close to pedestrianised area (from USD 68)
This detached and cosy house will make for a distinctive stay during your Halden visit. Perfect for solo adventurers, couples or business travellers, it is centrally based close to a pedestrianised area and the local shops and eateries. Mod cons include laundry facilities, a full kitchen and a TV. There’s free on-site parking, and the local railway station is within easy reach, so you’ll have transport options whatever way you plan to travel. Past guests were impressed, giving it top marks for location, cleanliness and value.
Place to stay in Halden · ★4.93 · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bathHalden, Østfold, Norway
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Cleanliness:cozy quiet and clean this cottage was a hoot
Host:friendly hosts and cosy housewe received a very warm welcome from our hostsRead more reviews
Location:cozy house with great location - will book here againclose to all of the activities in halden and very peaceful
8. Cosy no-frills loft for up to three people
Norway is not known for being the cheapest country to explore, so this no-frills loft room is sure to prove appealing to those travellers looking to experience the beautiful Scandinavian landscape without breaking the bank. Capable of sleeping up to three people between its double and single mattresses, the room also comes with wi-fi access and has a table with space on which to work or tuck into simple meals prepared on the microwave. It is set roughly 2 kilometres (1.24 mile) from the heart of Halden but this distance can be walked in roughly 20 minutes and there is a bus service available as well.
Single room in the attic with bathroomHalden, Østfold, Norway
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Amenities & Room:the room was clean and we had an air conditioning a fridge a microwave and a coffee machinetum up:) nice place short walk to town fast internet clean toiletbeds were comfy and the room was cleanthe room is great for resting
Cleanliness:the beds slept (website hidden by airbnb) was very clean and cozygood and easy communication the room looks like in the pictures - it’sbasic but cleanthe place is clean and big for one person or couplethe place is really clean and not far away the center
Host:the host is really nicethe host is kind and more than helpfulsondre is a great hostvery comfortable beds and a super-friendly hosti checked in super late but it's not a problem with the hostRead more reviews
Location:it is conveniently placed rather close to the town and there is free parking availablecute little place was perfect for 2 nightsthe neighbourhood is fine and calm just outside the center
9. Bedroom with three single beds for travellers on a budget
Another low-cost option for travellers on a budget, this private bedroom features three single beds and will appeal to everyone from lone travellers to friends exploring Scandinavia together. Guests enjoy access to wi-fi internet - perfect for keeping tabs on your travel plans — as well as the bathroom and kitchen/living space. Previous visitors praised the fast internet speed and desk space on which to work, as well as the peaceful location. They also gave the property top marks for cleanliness and value for money.
hos ToneHalden, Østfold, Norway
10. One-bedroom flat in Halden's old town
Set within the old town, this one-bedroom apartment will win plenty of fans among couples eyeing up a romantic break amid the historic wooden buildings of Halden’s core. It is within easy reach of the harbour and its range of delectable eateries and is also just 10 minutes from the fortress on foot. Amenities include a cable TV, a full kitchen and a cosy indoor fireplace. Those visiting the area for work will also find the wi-fi internet and laptop-friendly workspaces very useful. Past guests praised the “absolutely beautiful” home and its convenient location within easy reach of the local station and eateries.
Idyllisk leilighet midt i HaldenHalden, Ostfold, Norway
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Amenities & Room:i have never stayed in an air bnb that was as nice as this apartmenti loved the comfortable reading chair with lamp and the historic information and maps suppliedthe bed was so comfortable kitchen was fully stocked and the shower/tub was extremely nice
Cleanliness:very clean and comfortableeverything was very cleanthe house was so clean and it’s charm was amazingsuper clean very comfortable and very well equippedannes place was very nice tidy and clean
Host:nice host and a nice apartmentshe is a very friendly and caring hostanne was a very nice host and answered very quicklyanne was absolutely lovely and a very gracious hostanne our host is very niceRead more reviews
Location:the location is perfect with the fredriksten fortress within short walking distanceperfect location and the nicest people great placebeautiful tidy place great locationquiet place but close to bakery and shopping centre as well as the harbouranne's apartment is amazing super comfy and in a great location
Plenty of options
With available Airbnbs catering from between one and 11 people, there’s a top vacation rental to suit all needs in Halden, Norway.
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