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Halmstad

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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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Do and see
There is always something to do in Halmstad and the schedule includes theatre, sports, culture, art, history, nature, festivals, etc. There’s also lots of different art around Halmstad. Get an art map from the tourist office and set off around the city as your own guide. If you want to swing a club then there are ten golf courses to choose from in the Golfing Capital of Halmstad. Take a dip at one of the city’s many beaches, visit the flagship beach of Tylösand, or find your own favourite bay. Nature is constantly around us with wide-ranging moorland, forests, rocky slopes and thundering waterfalls. Experience one of our nature reserves on foot, bike or why not by canoe? As you will see there’s something for everyone in Halmstad – now it’s time to find your favourite.
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.
Entertainment
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.
Stadsbondgården Olofstorp
An popular oasis for the whole family just east of town. Swedish animals, hikes, BBQ-areas and much more.
Garnisonsmuseet
Welcome to a world of history from a military point of view. At the Garrison Museum you find historical objects, uniforms, weapons, local and global stories- as well as human destinies! Here we look into the Garrison’s history, a history that stretches far beyond the military society. The Air Defence Collection, which is one of Sweden’s four national military history collections, is stored in Skedalahed, 5 km east of Halmstad. The owner of the collection is Army Museum. The collection is open for pre-arranged visits and on open house days. We especially focus on… The comic book figure 91 Karlsson.
S:t Olofs Chapel
Popular wedding chapel built in wood. Open during the summer.
Halmstad Arena Bad
Indoor pool with water slides, bubble pool, spa section, exercise area and café.
Norreport (north Gate)
In the olden days, Halmstad had four town gates and today only the North Gate remains. Once this narrow passage was a through route for one of our largest main roads…
Close to nature
There are totally 46 nature reserves in the municipality with different types of nature and wildlife, there is also a bird sanctuary. Inland you will find meadows and deep forests that offer a rich spectrum of outdoor activities. In Simlångsdalen you can go kayaking in the rivers and lakes. If you like fishing, Nissan and Fylleån offer good conditions for catching salmon and trout, and in the lakes the pike, bass and steelhead will bite. In the region there is 200 kilometers of bicycle route. The Ginst trail takes you along the coast of Halland, the Hylte trail in the wilderness of Nissadalen and Cykelspåret (bike trail) through a range of terrain. The Banvall trail stretches 250 kilometers between Halmstad and Karlshamn. If you like hiking you got plenty to discover. The Prins Bertils trail follows the coast line from Halmstad castle to Tylösand. Then it turns inland and ends 18 kilometers from the castle in the nature reserve Möllegård. The trail Hallandsleden is 380 kilometers long and cuts trough Halmstad region but there is heaps of trails and walks close to the city. Near the centre is Galgberget and further out you will find Haverdal and Steninge, but also the woods of Skedala, Simlångsdalen and Kvibille.
Information
Distances in Halmstad are short. You can easily get around by bike or bus, or why not stroll along one of the many long-distance footpaths? In the city centre you find all necessary service: bank, exchange offices, pharmacy, food stores, hotels, restaurants, hospital etc. Halmstad is strategically located, in the middle of the west coast. The E6 motorway, which skirts the outside of the city, will take you to Copenhagen/Malmö or Göteborg/Oslo. The Öresund link train and other trains travel through the city and Halmstad City Airport is just 10 minutes away. Welcome to Halmstad!
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
Car Hire
Europcar: +46 35 188 515 www.europcar.se Avis: +46 35 376 85 www.avis.se Hertz: +46 35 10 27 61 www.hertz.se
Public Transport
The central station is located on Stationsgatan 25, 15 minutes from the town centre. Information and ticket office: SJ Tel: +46 771 75 75 75 Web: www.sj.se Hallandstrafiken connects the city with the surroundings by bus and Öresunds train. The bus terminal is located at Österskans near Österbro, just by the town library. For information about train- and bus schedules, prices and how to buy a ticket visit: www.hallandstrafiken.se or call +46 771 331 030.
Health care
Sjukvårdsrådgivning open 24h Tel: +46 35 1177 Web: www.1177.se Länssjukhuset Address: Lasarettsvägen Tel: +46 35 13 10 00