Varberg

Varberg is a city in Halland on Sweden's west coast approximately 70 kilometres south of Gothenburg.

Get in

There is no airport in Varberg except for a small landing strip used by private jets, nearest international airport is in Gothenburg which has flights from most airport hubs in Europe. Ground travel to Varberg by airport bus to Gothenburg and train. Copenhagen airport is an option, connected to Varberg by train, 2½ hours travel time.

Coming by rail, Varberg is along the line between Gothenburg and Copenhagen via Malmö with plenty of departures, every hour during the day and more often during mornings and evenings, named Öresundståg. Travel time from Gothenburg is 40 minutes an three hours from Copenhagen. Tickets for Öresundståg trains can be bought with credit card in machines at the station. They are not sold on board, must be prebought. Connections is also available from Borås with six trains daily, see Hallandstrafiken. There are no direct trains from the capital Stockholm, a change of trains in Gothenburg is necessary, with tickets from SJ.

Highway E6/E20 passes by just outside the city. From Stockholm use roads E4, 40 and 41.

A twice-daily passenger ferry by Stena Line connects Varberg with Grenaa in Denmark.

Cycling is also a popular option with several bicycle paths passing through.

Get around

The city center is easily accessible by foot. Other options are bicycle and car. There is a bus network run by Hallandstrafiken.

See

Grimeton radio station

Do

Get a spa at Apelviken or just walk around... Varberg also has some of the best wind surfing in Sweden, with a surf centre located in Apelviken. The centre offers rental surf boards and it has a café that's open day time. Next to the center you find the restaurant "Majas vid Havet" [Majas by the Sea] which offers excellent food and wine. They're only open in July, and they put on concerts practically every night of the week.

Eat

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. Apelviken, a short taxi ride south of the city, offers a wide range of food, with 4 popular restaurants spread out along the sand strip. "Solviken" attracts mostly customers from the nearby camping. "John's Place" is famous for it's fantastic location - on the beach - and it has a good but pricey Bar-B-Q. "Majas vid Havet" is well known for it's concerts with major Swedish pop groups, their good food and nice atmosphere. Be sure to order their tender ribs. The shooting star is "Olles", a small and very popular outdoor restaurant in the south part of the bay. They serve good food at great value.

Drink

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

Sleep

Go next

Routes through Varberg

Göteborg Kungsbacka  N  S  Falkenberg Malmö
Malmö Falkenberg  W  E  Kungsbacka Göteborg


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