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Varberg [2] is a city in Halland on Sweden's west coast approximately 70km south of Göteborg.

Get in

Train or bus from Göteborg, Malmö or Borås. For those with a lot of energy Varberg is also easily reachable by bicycle from both north (Göteborg or Kungsbacka) and south (Falkenberg...) through nice bicyle paths.

Get around

The city center is easily accesible by foot. Other options are bicycle and car. There is a public transportation net but not very good.


  • Kallbadhuset is a beautiful wooden bathhouse in the ocean near the city center open all year round (has saunas).
  • Varberg's Fortress (Varbergs fästning) is an old castle close to the city center. Parts of the castle are open 24/7 while one needs to be in a guided tour to reach other parts.
  • Getterön a former island (now connected to the mainland) 2km northwest of Varberg with a bird station and several nice beaches. There is also a beautiful area in the west part.


Get a spa at apelviken or just walk around... Varberg also has some of the best wind surfing in Sweden.


  • Ullared Take the bus to Ullared(30km east of Varberg). Ullared is a small town original famous for a huge store called GeKås. Now days the whole town is a mega mall. Worth to experience!


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.


Varberg has several bars and a good nightlife in the summer. Most bars are open to 2am on the weekends.

  • Cafe Nyfiket, Kungsgatan 20, 0340-14714. Cafe and sports bar. See soccer while having a kanelbulle and a cup of coffee. Offers a cake buffet in the afternoon.


Get out

  • Radio Station Grimeton, [1]. The only remaining radio station of the 1920s long wave network is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Situated 10 km east of the city.

Routes through Varberg
GöteborgKungsbacka  N noframe S  FalkenbergMalmö
MalmöFalkenberg  W noframe E  KungsbackaGöteborg

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