The city is primarily a tourist resort and in summer the population swells considerably as Swedes travel from all over the country to enjoy the five mile long beach which with its beautiful white sand and clean waters is said to be the best in the country. Water sports enthusiasts are well catered for there with water-skiing, windsurfing and sailing all available. The beach is family friendly too and has plenty of facilities to make your day enjoyable.
Halmstad has an interesting castle too for lovers of history; Halmstad Slott was built by the Danes when they occupied this part of Scandinavia. More history can be seen in the restored Fattighuset, or poor house now filled with craft shops and restaurants.
For an unusual visit, there’s UNESCO’s only protected radio station, Radio Station Grimeton, seven miles away at Varberg. It’s the last remaining long wave radio station in Europe and you can tour the facilities. The island of Getteron, near Varberg is also a great place to spend a day, with fabulous beaches and a beautiful area in the interior with unspoilt natural woodland.