Halmstad, Sweden

Introduction to Halmstad, Sweden

Halmstad began life back in the 13th century and during the Kalmar Union between Sweden, Norway and Denmark – which lasted from 1400 to 1520 – this is where the Union King was crowned.

The busy city of Halmstad is quickly becoming one of Sweden’s most sought-after tourist destinations. With its large number of attractions, ranging from long sandy beaches to a 17th century castle, this vibrant, interesting city has something for everyone.

Located on Sweden’s west coast, Halmstad is thriving as one of the country’s most important port cities. The streets are lined with stylish restaurants, trendy cafes and lively bars, as well as plenty of places to shop. For those looking to explore the city’s deep history and culture, there are plenty of museums and galleries to visit, including the unique Hallandsgården open-air museum and Ztrand Art & Design gallery, as well as many historic monuments such as the Brooktorpsgården, an 18th century town-centre farm that’s one of Halmstad’s oldest buildings. 

Tylösand - arguably the most beautiful, and certainly the most popular of Halmstad’s many beaches - is regarded as one of the best in Sweden. A gorgeous 7km stretch of golden sands, it is the perfect place to soak up the sunshine, listen to the ripple of the calm sea waters and simply relax. Tylösand is also an important part of Halmstad’s history and recent excavations have found traces of stone-age dwellings dating back over 6000 years. 

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