Like a big city in a more convenient format! Halmstad’s rhythm pulsates all year round. The summer town with fresh, salt-water swimming, hectic entertainment in Tylösand, exciting activities for all the family, several golf courses and a rich cultural life. Add to that, the rich food tradition with salmon and sea food. A real smörgåsbord for both body and soul!

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Beach life

Except from the well known beach of Tylösand there is 21 beaches along the 40 kilometre long coastline. The only school of lifeguards in the Nordic countries is located at Tylösand and the school, train 60 lifeguards annually. Lifeguards patrol the beaches during the summer. Disability adapted bathing places are located in Tylösand and on Östra stranden (The Eastern beach). Inland you find bathing places among many of the lakes.

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In the hometown of Gyllene Tider and Roxette, there is a constant stream of entertainment. At Simstadion Brottet, concerts are set with the sea as a backdrop. Hallandsgården holds sing-alongs, and Norre Katts Park’s musicians and poets perform on Kafé Rotundan´s small stage. Live music can be heard from pubs and rock stages. During the International Street Festival, the whole town becomes one big stage and Nolltrefem is a culture centre for young people, often visited by well-known preformers on their way up. At Halmstad Teater (theatre), the auditorium fills with expectant audiences when different productions excite and interesting lectures fascinate. The programme is packed with visiting performers, and local talents offer music, theatre, variety shows, dance and musicals. Halmstad Arena is the place to be if you prefer bigger shows, sports events and exhibitions. Let your hair down to the resident orchestra or relax at one of the many outdoor cafés and restaurants. Maybe you prefer a turn on the dance floor to a dance band in Västerhagen or a gospel concert in Gullbranna? Throughout July, the festival spirit begins when the sun is still high in the sky, and après beach at Solgården in Tylösand is a classic, to say the least.

Pio & Company

Pio Matsal & Bar is one of Halmstad’s best restaurants with first-class food. It is full of tradition and the guests’ content and comfort is a priority.

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Fridolfs Krog

The cosy restaurant is close to the hearts’ of Halmstad’s inhabitants. A great time is combined with well-made food all year round and the open-air restaurant on the courtyard guarantees long summer nights.

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Särdals Kvarn

The big Falu red barn shop is located alongside Halland’s coastal road. Here you can buy Hafi’s popular jams, juices and jellies, as well as delicacies from several food producers from Halland. Only the best is good enough!

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Stenalyckan is a long, narrow shopping area, which reaches like a giraffe from the southern exit to the central (eastern) exit from the E6 to Halmstad. Around thirty stores and companies offer together anything you might want to buy. The development is ongoing and it is easy to come here from any direction.

Distance to Halmstad

From Gothenburg: 140 kilometres From Helsingborg: 80 kilometres From Malmö: 135 kilometres From Copenhagen: 180 kilometres

Bike Hire

Halmstad is ideal to get a round by bike. Hire your bike at Levin & Nilsson

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