Halmstad is a popular tourist destination in the summer much because of the beaches Tylösand and Östra stranden. But also for its nightlife, with many centrally located outside bars and restaurants that open in the summer. Most tourists come to visit the town in July and August.
Halmstad is also known as the "golf capital" of Sweden with 12 beautiful courses.
Halmstad became a city as early as in 1307 and in the middle ages, Halmstad was the largest city on Sweden's west coast.
There is a population of around 90 000 in Halmstad Municipality.
Halmstad with its strategic position between Malmö and Göteborg on the Swedish west coast is easy to travel to by both train, bus, bike or car.
The airport in Halmstad is called Halmstad City Airport and is located 3 kilometers from the city centre. It has connections to Stockholm Arlanda airport. The service is run by the aircraft carrier Skyways offering a few trips a day. Alternatively, Malmö Sturup Airport and Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport are both within 2 hour's drive and an easy train journey to Halmstad and, for more international flights, Copenhagen (Kastrup) Airport is within 3 hours of Halmstad (via the Oresund bridge).
The european road E6/E20 passes through Halmstad. Two other important roads to get there are national roads 25 and 26.
Get around in Halmstad
Some taxi companies in Halmstad.
Storgatan and Köpmansgatan, as well as nearby streets, give you various shopping opportunities.
You can pick up the free Entré and Frotté magazines in various stores to read more about Halmstad's nightlife. They are only available in Swedish though.
Halmstad Tourist office, Lilla Torg, Phone: +46 35-120 200, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Halmstad Tourist office is located at the end of Storgatan on Lilla torg. (See on map) The Tourist office will help you with sights, tickets, accomodation, activities and others.