Halland County

Book a holiday in Halland to have the seaside close at hand, with the pleasures of both sea and land.

The province of Halland is located in the southeast of Sweden, with most accommodation looking out over the Kattegatt. The harbour town Halmstad is the largest municipality in the region, followed by Varberg, Falkenberg and Kungsbacka. If you're considering a weekend in Halland, here's a sample of things to see and do.

Halmstad is a town marked with culture and history. Art enthusiasts will enjoy Halland's art museum and Halmstad Konsthall (the municipal art gallery). Halmstad castle was built during the 1600s when this region was part of Denmark. Today, theatre performances take place here and it is home to the annual Christmas market. Other interesting older constructions include timber-framed Brooktorpsgård and a number of the buildings in Hallandsgård open-air museum.

Kungsbacka also boasts Tjolöholm castle, built in Tudor style with surrounding gardens. For a taste of everyday life in the 1800s, pay a visit to Äskhult village, where you will find hens, horses and sheep. The old town in Falkenberg also has older buildings such as Falkmanska house with a café and the Hindströmsgård from 1736.

Varberg has many water sports and activities to enjoy. In the summer you can swim in centrally located Kallbadhuset, with its swimming beach for children located nearby, or at a secluded cove along the shoreline, where fishing and surfing opportunities abound. Varberg has many great lakes: Oklången, Mäsen and Skällingesjön all feature swimming docks and are publicly maintained.

Ullared is a highlight of many weekend trips to Halland, where the Gekås Ullared shopping centre is paradise for anyone who loves finding a great deal. Another nearby attraction is the Upzone adventure park, where families or groups of friends can test their climbing skills.

If you're looking to experience the fantastic and varying landscape first hand, you can hike one or more stages of the Halland trail. It's easy to get to any of the starting points of this stretch once you arrive here. Travel to Halland is easy, with domestic into Halmstad City Airport, or you can drive along the E6, take a train or bus as part of a tour of Sweden.

Popular cities in Halland County

Known for Natural parks, Golf and Historical
Experience the essence of Swedish summer with the locals in the popular sea side town of Halmstad, which is also a charming destination at other times of the year.

Reasons to visit

  • Tylosand Beach
  • Picasso Park
Known for Spas, Surfing and Monuments
In the historic health resort Varberg, adrenaline fuelled sports and spa treatments blend with fascinating medieval history and traditional beach holidays.

Reasons to visit

  • Varberg Fortress
Falkenberg showing general coastal views and wild flowers
Known for Sea, Monuments and Theatres
Go for a walk or bike ride along beautiful beaches and ocean meadows, go salmon fishing or enjoy some jazz in Falkenberg.
Known for Golf, Natural parks and Monuments
During summer Swedes flock to beautiful Halland on the west coast, and one of their favourite places to go is Laholm, with long beaches and traditional seaside living.
Known for Cross-country skiing
Get away to Våxtorp! Enjoy the skiing and more.
Ullared which includes a lake or waterhole
Known for Shopping and Museums
A weekend holiday in Ullared, where Sweden's most popular great-value superstore is located, is a perfect way to combine affordable shopping in a village environment with wonderful nature experiences.