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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 vibrant 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

Beside the well known beach of Tylösand, there are 21 beaches along the 45 kilometre long coastline. The only school of lifeguards in the Nordic countries is located at Tylösand, where 60 lifeguards are trained annually. Lifeguards patrol the beaches during the summer. Disability adapted bathing places are located in Tylösand and 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 performers on their way up. At Halmstad Teater (theatre), the auditorium fills with expectant audiences eager to see exciting productions and interesting lectures. 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 cafes 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.

Storgatan 37, Halmstad

Pio Matsal & Bar is one of Halmstad’s best restaurants with first-class food. They serve largely traditional food. Their Köttplanka (grilled steak) is legendary.

Fridolfs Krog
Brogatan 26, Halmstad

Fridolfs Krog restaurant is holds a special place in the hearts of Halmstad’s inhabitants. Well-made food is paired with great atmosphere all year round, and the open-air courtyard guarantees long summer nights.

Särdals Mill Boutique
Särdals Kvarn, Haverdal

The big shop housed in a Falu red barn 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, interior design items, antiques, crystal chandeliers, vintage curiosities, fine toys, art and much more. Only the best is good enough!


Stenalyckan is a long, narrow shopping area, which extends from the southern exit to the central (eastern) exit of the E6 to Halmstad. Around thirty stores and companies offer anything and everything: departments stores, sports goods, toys, furniture and more. The project keeps growing and changing, 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. Not only is everything near, but you'll also find great bike infrastructure with pumps and tools, bike lanes and several amazing cycling routes: from 25km to 395km long!

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