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Things To Do

Halmstad castle

The romantic Halmstad castle is beautifully positioned on the banks of the Nissan river. It is a beautiful example of Nordic Renaissance style. Halmstad Castle dates to the early 17th century, was built by order of the Danish king Christian IV who considered he needed a larger, more imposing residence for his visits to Halmstad. Now, the county governor lives in the castle. In the summer, the castle courtyard is often used for outdoor theatre and music and in winter used for Christmas market and food markets.

Sweden’s golf capital

Halmstad is called the “Golf Capital of Sweden” with its 12 high-quality golf courses, 153 golf holes and 14 different golf clubs. Every year, tens of thousands of golfers enjoy glorious rounds in Golf Capital Halmstad. After a glorious day on the course, you and your golf partner, or the person closest to your heart, can enjoy a tasty meal at one of Halmstad’s many restaurants and stay at our historic hotel First Hotel Mårtenson with comfortable beds and delicious breakfast buffet the next day.

Nature reserves

There are 55 nature reserves around the Halmstad. Lots of places to breathe in fresh air, see breath-taking views, go bird watching and go lovely walks and exploration along side the Nissan river, coastal areas of aeolian sand or forests of pine and birch grow.

Prince Bertil’s path

Adventurous and easy-to-walk coastal trail which runs 18 kilometers from start to finish. It starts at the castle inside Halmstad and finishes at Tylösand. Feel the soft sands between your toes, take a dip breath and listen to the relaxing sound of the waves. If the weather’s right, this is a great spot for a quick swim and grilling hot dogs.

Go fishing

From Salmon fishing in the Nissan river to fly-fishing north of Simlångsdalen, you can try it all!

Salmon ladders along the Nissan river, one of southern Sweden’s longest rivers, has made Halland one of Sweden’s largest fishing regions. Active fisheries conservation was started here as early as the 1970s. You can also fish with casting or fly rods in the Vinnalt’s fly-fishing waters just north of Simlångsdalen.

Norre port (North gate)

Norre port is one of Sweden’s few preserved city gates. The only gate of four still standing. The gate leads to Storgatan and is angled in a way that would protect the town from the enemy attack. The gate is located right next to First Hotel Mårtenson and Just outside the wall lies Norre Katts park which is an excellent place to have a picnic in summer sunny days.


More tips

The city of Halmstad is beautifully located by the west cost of Sweden and offers beaches, an active port, a university and plenty of recreational opportunities just around the corner from the hotel.

See more tips on what to do in Halmstad here.