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.
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.
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.
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.
Hallandsgården is an open-air museum founded in 1925, beautifully situated on Galgberget in the middle of Halmstad. Hallandsgården is a natural destination for anyone wanting to visit bygone days. There are old buildings here acquired from various locations around Halland. Visit Eldsberga School House, Hörsåsstugan or the stables, and experience life as it was at first hand, on your own or with one of our expert guides. A variety of cultural plants like Portland roses, herbs and hops can be seen growing near the buildings. The area is open year-round for visitors. The buildings and café are open during the summer months when guided tours are provided for both children and adults.
Ringenäs is a golf course with view over the Kattegat. It might even be Sweden’s most beautiful course. Here you wake up in a newly built golf hotel and, as you probably already have guessed, our golf package is something out of the ordinary. Golf: An 18-hole course and a 9-hole course Accommodation: 24 hotel rooms
Halmstad Golfklubb in Tylösand has two of Sweden’s most popular golf courses. The European Team Championship was played at its northern course in summer 2015. But don’t forget about the, sometimes underestimated, southern course. There is a reason why this is the course the club members play the most.
One of Sweden’s best short courses is located directly by the sea. The wind and the sea are always a great experience but, sometimes, they pose a big challenge. Anyone is welcome to play here, regardless prior experience and knowledge. Golf: 12-hole pay & play Accommodation: 16 beds in a farmhouse
This course is perfect for both newbies and pros. The magazine Svensk Golf named it Sweden’s best training centre in 2012, but the establishment is much more than that. The short course, the chip & putt course, and Himalayas attract both children and adults in the mood for play. Golf: Practice or play golf of another kind Accommodation: 4 hotel rooms
Mjellby Art Museum with varied exhibitions with the Halmstad Group - the Swedish surrealists - and high-quality national and international art. At Hallands Art museum you find art and cultural history exhibitions. Works by, among others, the Halmstad Group, Sven X:et Erixson, and Olle Beartlling. Halmstad Art Gallery shows exhibitions at the Town library with contemporary art by local and national artists. Tres Hombres Art, Sweden´s biggest gallery, has checked in to Hotell Tylösand where the corridors abound with art.
At Mjellby Art Museum, there is a big collection of art of the Halmstad Group. This enables the museum to present exhibitions that highlight their pioneering works from the Swedish art history in the 20s and 30s, but also to give new insights and less known perspectives on the history of the group. There are also temporary exhibitions with focus on modernism and its tracks. The museum emanates often from topics like gender, norms, society and politics when they produce exhibitions – not seldom in collaboration with researchers. Alongside the art itself, there is even a workshop for children, a café and a shop, where you can buy, amongst others, art books accompanying the museum’s exhibitions.
Halland’s Art Museum is located beautifully by Nissan and Norre Katts Park in central Halmstad. The museum has a broad collection of art and in the permanent exhibition, you can find works of, amongst others, the Halmstad Group, Sven X:et Erixson, Thea Ekström, Gösta Adrian-Nilsson (GAN), Olle Baertling, Roj Friberg and Lotta Antonsson. The museum includes also the open-air museum Hallandsgården, where you can find old buildings from all parts of Halland. Here you can experience bygone times and competent guides show both adults and kids round.
Berntson Design produces and sells designed, clean outdoor furniture and basic commodities. The unique products are made of different, most often hard materials, but the soft values give them a common thread. Get inspired by the idea and inspiration garden or buy something in the shop!
Studio, gallery, and museum in one. Ateljé Bastaskär is the old studio of sculptor, painter, and graphic designer Walter Bengtsson. The artist’s workshop is preserved in its original condition and recurring exhibitions present artists that are connected to Walter Bengtsson in one way or another. Guided tours can be booked all year round and on summer weekends, there is even a café.
Located at Nissan’s quayside, you find Halmstad’s probably cosiest summer restaurant. You can do whatever you like in this nice, relaxed atmosphere: have a coffee; eat lunch or dinner; have a delicious drink; or enjoy an ecological beer on the sunny pier. On weekends, known and less known artists and bands turn Tillsammans into a big stage.
Restaurang Tylöhus is Hotel Tylösand’s classic restaurant that is opened all year round. The chefs have created a menu with classic dishes from carefully chosen producers and the restaurant’s fantastic view over both the beach and the sea inspires and excites in any season.
A visit at Heagårds Skafferi’s restaurant guarantees an exciting meeting with the local food culture. Meat from loose pigs and mushrooms from the grove, locally cultivated and ecological. The cooking is rustic and elegant at the same time. All this in a familiar and snug environment, with great attention to the guests.
Grands Bar & Restaurant is one of Halmstad’s cosiest rendezvous. You are served with exquisite food and drinks in an environment in which you feel at home after your first visit. Even though you are only a stone’s throw away from Halmstad’s heart, you can lean back and relax.
Halmstad Golf Club’s high-class restaurant invites to a nice, relaxed atmosphere and two terraces provide a beautiful view over the golf courses. The restaurant was named Sweden’s best golf restaurant in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 - there has to be a good reason for that!
Rotundan was built in the Art Nouveau style in 1865. The café is now run in Norre Katts park by Young volunteers during the summer months. Rotundan offers vegetarian dishes and the most of the ingredients are organic. and locally produced. Apart from the coffee , cakes anfd light lunches Rotundan also puts on enjoyable cultar events.
A popular nightclub with three bars and two dance floors, opened on Fridays and Saturdays. On the big dance floor, you can dance to the latest club music played by the state of the art sound system. The other dance floor, Franskan, has a high ceiling and a long tradition. The party music guarantees long nights of dance, flirting, and good company!
Wednesday is Untzday, when both students and their friends go extra bananas. When Friday finally arrives, it is welcomed with awesome club music played by Morfars’s DJs. On Saturdays, the club goes in for the well-tried mix of Swedish pop, hip-hop, R’n’B, house, and indie. Don’t miss the club’s own shot bar!
Leif’s Lounge is Hotel Tylösand’s well-known nightclub. It is one of Sweden’s hottest clubs with delicious drinks, nice music, and a full house - all night long. The Roxette and Gyllene Tider collection give the place a unique feeling and in the summer, there is always a long queue outside the hotel. Everyone wants to party at Leffes!
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.
At Gudagott, you can find locally produced meat and farm produced charcuterie of the very best quality. All year round, pork and beef from Gudmundsgården are sold as well as interesting charcuterie from Halland that was inspired by food cultures from all over the world. There are even other products that might be useful in the kitchen, mostly from food producers and farmers from Halland.
Kaggagård is a small family business outside of Halmstad. The cosy farm shop is located in one of the farm’s barns, where self-grown vegetables, strawberries, and flowers have been sold since the early 90s. The assortment is constantly expanded with new products like locally produced honey, home-cooked jam and lemonade, hand-made ointments and soaps, delicious aromatised teas, and birch wood from the own forest.
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.