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Halmstad

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Halmstad (Swedish: Halmstad, pronounced "Haalmstaad") is a town in Halland located on Sweden's west coast. Halmstad is the seat for Halmstad Municipality.

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.

History[edit]

Halmstad became a city as early as in 1307 and in the middle ages, Halmstad was the largest city on Sweden's west coast.

Population[edit]

There is a population of around 90 000 in Halmstad Municipality.


Get in[edit]

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.

By plane[edit]

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).

By train[edit]

Halmstad Central station is located a few minutes walk from the city centre. There are good conections with both Malmö/Copenhagen in the south and Goteborg/Oslo/Stockholm in the northern direction.

Train operators:

  • SJ, train operator in all of Sweden.
  • Öresundstågen, train operator in southwest of Sweden and Denmark.
  • Merresor (Krösatågen), train operator between Nässjö and Halmstad.

By bus[edit]

National bus lines to Halmstad are run by Swebus Express [1], who have connections from most major cities in Sweden. Hallandstrafiken [2] is the bus operator in Halland.

By car[edit]

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[edit]

Public transportation in Halmstad city is run by Hallandstrafiken. The city transportation centre is called Österskans bus station. (See on map)

By taxi[edit]

Some taxi companies in Halmstad.


See[edit][add listing]

  • Halmstad slott [3] - a castle built by the Danish king Christian IV
  • Fattighuset (the Poor House) [4] at Lilla Torg has various handicraft shops, a cafe, and a sports museum.
  • Look at nice old timberframe buildings, for instance close to S:t Nikolai kyrka (the church at Stora Torg).

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Tylösand is a 7 km long beach and in July thousands of people flock there when the weather is fine. Tylösand is believed to be one of the best beaches in Sweden. Watersports like windsurfing and kite boarding are quite popular, and courses are available.

Buy[edit][add listing]

Storgatan and Köpmansgatan, as well as nearby streets, give you various shopping opportunities.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Fridolfs Krog [5] good food, nice atmosphere
  • Salt, +46 (0) 35 335 01, [6]. 17:30-01:00. Great food and cocktails. Situated right on the waterside (56.646442,12.726685) edit


Drink[edit][add listing]

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.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Fox and Anchor
  • First Camp Tylösand, Phone: +46 35 305 10, [7]. Cottages and camping at the beach of Tylösand, about 12 km from Halmstad. Wireless internet connection is available. Kid's club during the summer, adventure golf.
  • Hotell Laxen, Tel. +46 (0) 35-299 19 00 [8]. Walking distance from downtown.

Get out[edit]

Tourist information[edit]

Halmstad Tourist office, Lilla Torg, Phone: +46 35-120 200, e-mail: info@tourist.halmstad.se

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.


Routes through Halmstad
GöteborgFalkenberg  N noframe S  ÄngelholmMalmö
MalmöÄngelholm  W noframe E  FalkenbergGöteborg




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