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74,2 km2

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Rygge muncipality has approximately 14.600 inhabitants and covers a area of 74.2 km2. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Rygge. Other villages in the muncipality is Ekholt, Halmstad, Larkollen and Øreåsen. Rygge muncipality highest point is Vardeåsen mountain, 88 mos. Agricultural and forestry have always been important for settling and employment in Rygge. The emblem of Rygge is the Pasque flower. Rygge is connected to Oslo by double-tracked railway, and four-lane motorway.

Rygge Air Station replaced a temporary airfield constructed by German forces during World War II. The contemporary airfield, northeast of the highway and main railway is situated in Rygge and its neighbouring municipality Råde. It was constructed from 1952-1954 and until recently it was one of the largest establishments of the Royal Norwegian Air Force. The military use of the airfield is now much reduced. A civilian air terminal Moss Airport, Rygge, was opened in early 2008.


Moss Airport, Rygge is an international airport serving Moss, Oslo and Eastern Norway. It is located in Rygge, 10 kilometres outside Moss and 60 kilometres outside Oslo. Both a regional airport for Østfold county as well as for low-cost airlines, it is owned and operated by the private company Rygge Sivile Lufthavn. The airport is co-located with Rygge Air Station, operated by the Royal Norwegian Air Force, who also own the land and runway. In addition to charter flights, the airport is a base for Ryanair.


Lake Vansjø unites the municipalities of Moss, Rygge, Råde, Våler and Vestby. With its countless coves, sounds, bends and islands, Lake Vansjø is a rare gem. The lake´s close proximity to urban areas makes it perfect for recreational activities like swimming, fishing, walking, paddling or camping out. Enjoy a day on the fjord with the gentle wash of the waves, the insistent cry of a seagull and the leisurely pace of a boat. Treat your family to an outing with activities like fishing, playing, cycling and a picnic under the open sky.


Ekholt Golfclub is a golf course with 6 holes and a variation of difficulties. The course lies at Ekholt Haveby, approximately 15 km from Moss.

Rygge Flystasjon Golfclub is a golf course with 6 holes and a variation of difficulties. The course lies at Rygge Flystasjon.