Discover - Magazine Halmstad

Four times a year, Destination Halmstad comes out with the magazine Upplev (Discover). In the web version we also offer even more – an English version, more tips, digital maps and inspirational pictures. Enjoy this autumn's magazine and lots of great moments!

Höstens skördetider

Harvest time in autumn

Meet farmers, food creators and food lovers who are passionate about the natural treasures that grow in Halland’s soil.

Älska hösten

Fall in love with autumn

Mushroom-hunting, a spa day, or a visit to a museum are all attractive autumn activities. Get more out of autumn in Halmstad.

Historiska höjdpunkter i Halmstad

Historic highlights in Halmstad

Buildings, tombs, memorial stones, natural splendours, and historical battlegrounds. Halmstad is full of history.

Nyheter - händer i Halmstad

News – what’s happen­ing in Halmstad

New cafés, exhibitions, paddle courts, nature map, cultural marathon and more. A lot is going on in Halmstad.

Halmstad på Instagram

10 Instagram friendly places

Share your photos to our Instagram account. On the page you also get tips on nice photo places.


Below you will find the same visitor destinations as in the printed magazine, for more tips and maps visit subpages and guides here on our website. The map is in Swedish.

Click the icon in the top right corner of the map to open in Google Maps. To view and hide different layers, as well as to see all visitor destinations, click on the icon in the top left corner of the map.

 Forest trip in Halmstad

Photo: Per Nilsson

News – what’s happening in Halmstad

Easily find your way into nature

Are you longing to discover new natural and outdoor areas? Perfect! Halmstad's digital open-air guide was recently launched. It gathers all our hiking and cycling trails, bathing areas and nature reserves in one convenient place. Check out (Swe)external link, opens in new window or download the app and start exploring Halmstad's beautiful nature. Looking for more inspiration? Check out the Nature and outdoor life category here on our site.

Exciting art and exhibitions light up the autumn darkness

Slottsmöllan's beautiful old industrial premises are home to The PhotoGalleryexternal link, opens in new window, one of Scandinavia's most famous art galleries. This autumn, the award-winning artist Alison Jackson's infamous FAKETRUTH exhibition features images of celebrity doppelgangers in strange and challenging situations. Here the artist asks – can we believe everything we see in today's world of screens, images and the internet?


  • The People from Halland Who Designed Sweden
    14 June–4 October
  • Ingrid Wallberg – An Architectural Pioneer
    4 April–24 January 2021
  • Kerstin Trollberg
    12 September–8 November
  • David Svensson – Borrowed Light
    24 October–28 February 2021
  • Vilhelm Bjerke-Petersen
    19 September–31 January 2021
  • Piel de Papel by Patricio Reig
    6 June–20 September
  • FAKETRUTH by Allison Jackson
    9 October–31 December
  • Corona Times – Halmstad Residents' Experiences of the Coronavirus Pandemic
    28 August–13 October

Even more padel!

Padel may be the fastest growing sport in Halmstad right now, and courts are appearing everywhere – both indoors and outdoors. During the summer, several new outdoor courts were unveiled, including at Örjans Vall and Strandtorp Golf Club. Or why not try one of the new indoor courts this autumn? In Trönninge you will find the National Hall, which has two courts. More tips on padel courts can be found on our Play Padel page.

 Vilshärad's paddle in Halmstad

Vilshärad's paddle. Photo: Per Nilsson

Artisanal ice cream by the truckload

Zancottis Gelato (Swe)external link, opens in new window has opened in Fredriksvallsgatan 7. Here Mikael Zancotti manufactures genuine Italian gelato, using old methods combined with top-quality raw materials. The result is gelato at its very best – soft, creamy and delicious. Together with our other gelato experts such as World of Riccardo and Mr Gelato (Swe)external link, opens in new window, we might even dare to say that Halmstad is Sweden's artisanal ice cream capital! For more cool tips, check out our page Ice-cream hotspots.

Autumn = cosy hours at the cinema

Autumn is the perfect season for spending some cosy hours at the cinema. Grab a bag of popcorn, sink into a comfy cinema seat, and enjoy a good film while the autumn winds blow outside. Did you know that you can actually rent an entire viewing room and invite your family, friends or colleagues to their very own film screening? If you prefer game night to films, you can bring your game console instead and connect to the screen and the fantastic sound system. Read more about Cinema on Demand at link, opens in new window

A healthy coffee break

In mid-June, Rawfabriqueexternal link, opens in new window opened on Storgatan. This raw food café offers tasty pastries along with more filling options such as wraps, salads, pies and colourful smoothie bowls. Not only does the food look fantastic, it is also completely free of gluten, refined sugar and other additives. You’re getting hungry, aren’t you?

Culture Night becomes the Culture Marathon

The traditional Culture Night will take on a new form in 2020 and will instead be a three-week Culture Marathon that runs from 7 to 27 September. The period will be filled with round-the-clock cultural experiences – both in the heart of Halmstad and sometimes on a screen near you. Some programmes will be presented on an ongoing basis, while others will appear as surprises... Stay tuned!

 Christmas cookies

Photo: NikolaiOkhitin, Mostphotos

Christmas, Christmas, glorious Christmas!

From November to January, Halmstad really gets into the Christmas spirit, as the city streets and squares are decked out with decorations and lights. Experience atmospheric music, cosy crafts, delicious Christmas food, shopping and markets for people of all ages. Under the heading Christmas in Halmstad, we have brought together our seasonal offerings to enchant you from November onwards. Read more about Christmas in Halmstad at or Christmas page.

Chat with Halmstad experts

Did you know that you can now also communicate with Halmstad Tourist Centre via A chat function in the bottom right corner of the screen allows us to help you find information and inspiration before or during your visit to Halmstad. If you would rather meet us in person, you will find Halmstad Tourist Centre in the main entrance of Halmstad Theatre, in Fredsgatan 5.

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