Sights

There’s a lot to see in Halland. We’ve put together a collection of historical locations, natural sights and public art around Halland. Get some inspiration by using the categories on the right.

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  • Utsikt från Smörkullen

    Smörkullen is a 52 metre-high knoll and beacon hill with an extraordinary view of Halland's coast. In 1859 a unique find was ma...

     
  • Skottorps slott

    This castle, known as Skottorp, was originally built by Frans Joel Örnestedt in the 1670s based on drawings by architect Nicode...

     
  • Skrea strand

    A wonderful sandy beach 2 km long with high sand dunes just outside the centre of Falkenberg. The characteristic bathing huts t...

     
  • Halmstads Slott

    Beautiful castle from the 1610s built by Danish king Christian IV. The south wing served as the royal residence, and the castle...

     
  • Lugnarohögen

    Lugnarohögen is a unique Bronze Age grave that is around 3,000 years old. It is an 8 metre-long underground stone ship. Excavat...

     
  • Europa och tjuren

    For many years, the idea of erecting a statue on Halmstad's Stora Torg was the subject of much discussion. After having rejecte...

     
  • The cottage Vippentorpet

    Vippentorpet is a cottage dating to the 1700s. The living space is a log cabin. The house has no real windows; instead, light c...

     
  • Hällristning i Förlanda

    On the flat rock by the sugar storehouse in Förlanda is a rock carving – perhaps the only one in Halland. It is unknown what th...

     
  • Fjärås Bräcka

    This ridge was sculpted during the Ice Age and is a marginal deposit of gravel and moraine formed when the ice melted. For over...

     
  • Världsarvet Grimeton Radiostation

    http://Varberg Radio Station at Grimeton was built in the 1920s for wireless communication with America. In 2004, Halland was a...

     
  • Tjolöholms sagostigar

     
  • Galgberget`s lookout tower

    Go up the tower and get a great view of Halmstad! On a clear day, you can see all the way out to the island of Hallands Väderö....

     
  • Ebbaredsstugan

    Ebbaredstugan is a ryggåsstuga ("high loft" cottage) from 1824. The local museum is nearby, displaying ceramics and objects fro...

     
  • Jälluntofta Church

    The church is beautifully situated by the Lake Jällunden and was built in 1860-62 on the foundation of the old medieval church ...

     
  • Axtorps jättegryta

    In Axtorp is one of the largest and most perfectly formed pot holes in Halland. These holes were formed 13,000 years ago when t...

     
  • Borrås Skåra - Gorge

    A fantastic pathway leads straight through the big rock. The split through the rock is 10 m deep and between one and two metres...

     
  • Mårtagården

    Information in English will soon be available.

     
  • Karl XI:s brunn

    Old well beside the abandoned cemetery in the village of Knäred. According to legend, King Karl XI of Sweden rode past it in 16...

     
  • Tolarpsgraven

    One of Halland's biggest and best-preserved passage graves can be found in Tolarp. It has existed for almost 4,000 years. The b...

     
  • Mellbystrand och Skummeslövsstrand

    Miles long, the sandy beaches run from Båstad in the south to the mouth of the Lagan river in the north. This is a fabulous bea...

     
  • The burial mounds in Tönnersa

    The Bronze Age is the name given to the first prehistoric period (in Scandinavia c. 1800-500 BC) when bronze was the predominan...

     
  • Tannshults sawmill

    On the river in Tannshult are the ruins of a nineteenth-century sawmill with the remains of a mill higher up. The sawmill is on...

     
  • Tjolöholms Slott

    Tjolöholm Castle, open to the public all year round, is said to be one of the most impressive buildings in Sweden. The lavish c...

     
  • Bexells talande stenar

    In the middle of the woods are inscriptions on boulders and flat rocks; Proverbs, quotas and names of famous men, or names of m...

     
  • Skogsgärdeseken

    This oak tree, Halland's thickest, is between 500 and 600 years old. Its diameter is 2.65 metres and its circumference 8.33 met...

     
  • Axtornastenen

    Axtorna The Battle of Axtorna was one of the greatest in Nordic history. 20,000 men fought; 3000 succumbed. The surroundings of...

     
  • Kvarnfallet in Knäred

    The Kvarnfallet rapids are in the Krokån river, a tributary of the Lagan river. Kvarnfallet is not known for its height but the...

     
  • Knäred mill

    The mill at Knäred is said to date back to the seventeenth century but is thought to be even older. It is located on the Krokån...

     
  • Varbergs Fästning

    The first fort in Varberg was built between 1287 and 1300 on a beacon hill. It was extended during the late 1500s and until 161...

     
  • Slaget vid Halmstad 1676

    From here, you have a view of the site where the Battle of Halmstad – also known as the Battle of Fyllebro – took place in 1676...

     
  • Flammafallet

    Beautiful waterfalls seem to attract everyone. But at a popular destination in the Krokån river it isn't the height of the fall...

     
  • Tånga flax house

    Tånga linbasta is a flax drying shed that can be found beside the Jälluntoftaleden hiking trail. The timber building was origin...

     
  • Skallens utsikt och labyrint

    In Haverdal, this hill affords a fantastic view over the southern Kattegat sea area. On a fine day, you can see from Kullen in ...

     
  • Knäred ruined church

    The history of Knäred church is an interesting one. The ruins of the medieval church, dating back to the thirteenth century are...

     
  • Hunehals borgruin

    Ruins of the medieval castle Hunehals can be found on the peninsular of Hanhalsholme. Count Jacob Nielsen had it built in the l...

     
  • Tylön

    The island of Tylön largely consists of sparse heather-clad rocks and cliffs with some shrubland and meadowland. An avenue of S...

     
  • Utsikt från Ramnåsberget

    Ramnåsberget is an area of natural beauty just outside Torup, with a view of the Nissan river valley. There is a lookout tower ...

     
  • Ramhultafallet

    On the western shores of Lake Lygnern, the Ramhulta Falls with their 65-metre drop provide a mighty experience, especially in t...

     
  • Broåsen and Slumme sten

    Broåsen is an ice ridge formation that was utilized as cemetery for a long period of time. Over sixty grave monuments from diff...

     

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