Train in Halden

Halden Skiklubb wishes you and your club/your national team welcome to train in Halden. 

This year we are contributing with several courses to the official WOC2019-training package. If you are a national team runner or a club coming with some runners preparing for WOC2019, you should order these trainings via WOC2019-website (email: Denne e-postadressen er beskyttet mot programmer som samler e-postadresser. Du må aktivere javaskript for å kunne se den. )
If you are not aiming for WOC2019, you can order directly from our club, see contact info below.
Course planner is Haldens SK's elite coach Eva Jurenikova. 

The conditions for training around Halden are very good now. The terrains are completely snow- and ice-free (on April 1), even at Höiås (our club house at 230m above see level). 

Please, bring your own plastic bags. To save environment and money, we do not provide any. 


Following courses in Halden area are part of the official WOC2019 training package:

Guttersröd 4 long intervals 8,4km (4* approx. 2km)
Area next to the embargo of WOC2019 selection races on July 5&7th. Map from Norwegian champs 2017.
Markings: white plastic bands (put in March 2019). There are also other markings in the forest, on other objects.
Scale 1:10000 and 1:15000 (1:10000 will be printed on one side of paper and 1:15000 on the other one). 
It can be accessed from south (parking: and also from north-west (parking, you would then start the course with 2nd interval). It is allowed to drive on the gravel roads coming from north to the first parking (if you are coming from Mysen/Rakkestad this is the shortest way). 
We have problem with access from the south, because the bridge close to the finish is under water, but we expect the water level to go down progressively and the bridge to be dry in few weeks. We are not sure how much water it is there at the moment (April 1), so you still risk to get wet. 

We have also 2 courses in the northern part of Skolleborg (close to the arena of World cup 2018). Markings: red&yellow plastic tapes. Scale 1:10000. 
Skolleborg N MD 6,3km Parking at the junction at the edge of the field (WC2018 arena), but the space is limited so please do not block the entrance to the field or the gravel road.
Skolleborg N 6*1km intervals Parking: alternative 1 (4-5 cars) and alternative 2 (2-3 cars).
Parking possibilities are limited in the whole Skolleborg north area, so it might be difficult to come with a big group. 
Between May 1 and June 15, it is not allowed to train more than 15 runners/area at the same time due to animal protection. 

We will probably prepare some more courses in Skolleborg area in April or later. 


In addition to the courses in the official WOC2019 package we have some other courses, more or less relevant for WOC, see below.
These trainings should be ordered directly from Halden SK: 

Kjölasjöen control picking 10,2km/70c
No markings in the terrain. Map from 2017, 1:10000, close to the embargo for WOC selection races on June 5&7.

Tobro N 3 long intervals 5,1km 
Markings: plastic bands. Map from 2015, recent felling in the beginning of the course, scale 1:6000. Nice area a few km south of the embargo for WOC selection races on June 5&7. Parking: 

Thuletjern control picking 5,5km/37c
The map is quite old with some felled areas and vegetation not updated, but this is one of our most technical areas (western part) worth visiting. Scale 1:7500. No markings. Parking: 

Akselås LD 13,7km/34c
Map from 2012, still one of our nicest areas even if there has been some felling, especially on the edges. This course avoids almost all new felled areas. No markings. 1:15000.

We will also organise a relay training (course approx 8km devided in 3-4 intervals) for several national teams on Akselås on Wednesday morning April 10. Later it will be possible to use this course, we will leave plastic bands on the controls. 

Around our club house at Höiås we have during winter 2018/2019 approx. 70 fixed controls placed in the terrain (night reflex tubes) and it is possible to chose from following courses (observe, no markings at control picking exercises though). We will leave the controls hanging in the forest until the until the end of summer. The night reflex tubes are less visible during daylight but it still works as a control marking. 


Normally we do not have any restrictions of training possibilities (due to nature protection) on our maps during spring and summer, with exception of Skolleborg (groups of maximum 15 runners/training). 

Please, note that we print all the maps for you and agree with you how you can pick them up in Halden. To find your way to the parking, see the google map links. Please, never use our maps without our permission!

If you are from a national team and you wish to buy an OCAD-file with our maps, contact directly Emil Wingstedt (more info). 


You can still buy WOC2019 training courses from 2018 but we have started to collect the markings and cannot guarantee that there is anything left at the controls. 

Klick on the name to see the whole course, information about cartographers, parkings etc, Please, note that we print all maps for you and agree with you how you can pick them up in Halden. To find your way to the parking, see the google map links. Please, never use our maps without our permission! 

All maps are in scale 1:10000 and Guttersröd NW is both in 1:10000 and 1:15000 (printed on each side of a paper). 

Akselås LD 9,2km Parking:
Guttersröd NW LD 7,1km Parking:
Kjolasjöen LD 10,0km Parking: 
Skolleborg N MD 6,1km Parking: There is also more space about 200m to the north. 
Skolleborg S MD 5,4km Parking: There is also more space about 200m to the north.
Skårefjell W 6 intervals 6,7km Parking: There is new barrier installed approx 120m before the original parking spot but it is possible to park a bit further down, 10m from the curve of the asphalt road here: or even on a side of the gravel road before the barrier (please do not block it). 


In addition to all that above we might have available some other courses from our recent trainings.

In case of bigger groups (20+) it might be impossible to provide access to some of the trainings due to limited parking possibilities and agreements with the landowners. We do not sell maps which belong to other clubs. 

Please always follow our instructions about parking and do not run over fields (cultivated land, symbol 415, is out-of-bounds). 
Thank you!

The offer is open the whole year except first weekend in October 5. -  aproximately end of November, due to hunting in the terrains. 
After October 21, some of our terrains can be available, if the huniting is finished there, but we are not able to promise anything in advance even if during working days (Monday-Friday) there is normally not any hunting anymore. 

GPS tracking
Loggator can offer live GPS tracking for some training groups. To find out more, please contact Lacho Denne e-postadressen er beskyttet mot programmer som samler e-postadresser. Du må aktivere javaskript for å kunne se den..



  • With control markings: NOK 60 per person&training
  • Without control markings: NOK 40 per person&training

Order the trainings by email to Björn Denne e-postadressen er beskyttet mot programmer som samler e-postadresser. Du må aktivere javaskript for å kunne se den. who will print the maps for you and agree where in Halden you will be able to pick them up. Please note that we cannot send any pdf-files and that we need to receive your order several days (one week) in advance. It might be impossible to organise the maps for you if you contact us short time before your arrival.

Please, never use our maps without informing us and without paying for them. 



There is limited availability at our club house at Höiås for 150NOK per night and person (minimum price is 500NOK/night)
There are 8 beds (bunk beds) in one room and also some extra mattresses and a small kitchen. You are responsible for the cleaning at the end of your stay. 
Check availability (please click on "Høiås - Anneks (utleie/møterom)" on the left side). Utleid = rented. 
Make a reservation by contacting
Utleie Høiås
Bjørn Brække
Hjortsbergtunet 12
1784 Halden
Denne e-postadressen er beskyttet mot programmer som samler e-postadresser. Du må aktivere javaskript for å kunne se den.

Other accomodation:
Gimle IFs club house

Updated 01.04.2019