Halmstad (Swedish: Halmstad, [ˈhalmsta]) is a town in Halland located on Sweden's west coast. Halmstad is the seat for Halmstad Municipality.

Halmstad is a popular tourist destination in the summer much because of the beaches Tylösand and Östra stranden. But also for its nightlife, with many centrally located outside bars and restaurants that open in the summer. Most tourists come to visit the town in July and August.

Halmstad is also known as the "golf capital" of Sweden with 12 beautiful courses.


Halmstad has been a city since early 1307 and during the Middle Ages, Halmstad was said to have been the largest city on Sweden's west coast.


There is a population of around 90 000 in Halmstad Municipality.

Tourist information

Get in

Situated on the Swedish west coast, between Malmö and Göteborg, Halmstad is easy to travel to by both train, bus, bike or car.

By plane

Halmstad City Airport is located 3 kilometers from the city centre. It has connections to Stockholm Arlanda airport. The service is run by the Skyways offering a few trips a day. Alternatively, Malmö Sturup Airport and Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport are both within 2 hour's drive and an easy train journey to Halmstad and, for more international flights, Copenhagen Airport is within 3 hours of Halmstad (via the Öresund bridge) or across the

By train

Halmstad central station is located a few minutes walk from the city centre. There are good connections with both Malmö/Copenhagen in the south and Göteborg/Oslo/Stockholm in the northern direction.

Train operators:

By bus

National bus lines to Halmstad are run by Swebus Express, who have connections from most major cities in Sweden. Hallandstrafiken is the bus operator in Halland.

By car

The European road E6/E20 passes through Halmstad. Two other important roads to get there are national roads 25 and 26.

Get around

Public transportation in Halmstad city is run by Hallandstrafiken. The city transportation centre is called Österskans bus station. (See on map)

By taxi

Some taxi companies in Halmstad.




Storgatan and Köpmansgatan, as well as nearby streets, give you various shopping opportunities.



You can pick up the free Entré and Frotté magazines in various stores to read more about Halmstad's nightlife. They are only available in Swedish though. See Swedish phrasebook.


Go next

Routes through Halmstad

Malmö Ängelholm  S  N  Falkenberg Göteborg
Malmö Ängelholm  W  E  Falkenberg Göteborg

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