There is no airport in Varberg, except for a small landing strip used by private jets. The nearest international airport is in Gothenburg, which has flights from most airport hubs in Europe.
From Gothenburg airport a regular shuttle bus leaves for the central station, taking approximately 40 minutes from just outside the terminal. Transfer can then be made to the rail system, with Varberg being along the line between Gothenburg and Copenhagen via Malmö with plenty of departures, every hour during the day and more often during mornings and evenings. Travel time from Gothenburg is 40 minutes and three hours from Copenhagen.
European highways E6 and E20 passes by just outside the city, the road is in very good standard with speed limits of up to 130 km/h.
Cycling is also a popular option with several bicycle paths passing through.
The city center is easily accesible by foot. Other options are bicycle and car. There is a public transportation net but not very good.
Get a spa at Apelviken or just walk around... Varberg also has some of the best wind surfing in Sweden, with a surf centre located in Apelviken. The centre offers rental surf boards and it has a café that's open day time. Next to the center you find the restaurant "Majas vid Havet" [Majas by the Sea] which offers excellent food and wine. They're only open in july, and they put on concerts practically every night of the week.
Varberg has several different restaurants and bars serving food. It also has a fish shop in the harbour for those wanting to make their own meal. Apelviken, a short taxi ride south of the city, offers a wide range of food, with 4 popular restaurants spread out along the sand strip. "Solviken" attracts mostly customers from the nearby camping. "John's Place" is famous for it's fantastic location - on the beach - and it has a good but pricey Bar-B-Q. "Majas vid Havet" is well known for it's concerts with major swedish pop groups, their good food and nice atmosphere. Be sure to order their tender ribs. The shooting star is "Olles", a small and very popular outdoor restaurant in the south part of the bay. They serve good food at great value.
Varberg has several bars and a good nightlife in the summer. Most bars are open to 2am on the weekends.
Grimeton largely attracts people with a high interest in electronics and thus good previous knowledge. Accordingly, the information material provided is rather detailed and scientific (though more general info is given, too). One can attend guided tours or just walk around by themselves with information material offered in Swedish, English or German. During summer, a guided tour is offered that includes watching the start-up process of the transmitter.