Dog-friendly Halmstad

Of course your faithful four-legged friend must come with you to Halmstad! There’s plenty of fun to be had with your four-legged friend. Visit one of our fantastic nature reserves, take a refreshing dip in the sea or a freshwater lake. Or enjoy excellent food and drink in one of our cozy cafés or restaurants.

Our Traveling with your Dog Guide provides you with many helpful suggestions for your visit! At the bottom of the webpage you will also find the places that are especially dog-friendly on a map.

 Couple walking with dog in the forest

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Our walkable city

Halmstad is a walkable city, where most everything is within walking distance – ideal for exploring with your dog! You can take a walk along the Nissan River, wander through the cozy cobbled streets in the city centre, go on a historic city walk on your own or explore one of the city’s many beautiful parks.

If you want to go for a longer walk, there’s plenty to choose from. With 57 different nature reserves, there are hikes to suit all tastes, whether you prefer deep forest, vast marshes or miles of sea views. How about a seaside day hike along Prince Bertil’s Trail or a walk in the forest encircling beautiful Lake Torv in the Skedala Forest? Perfect short hikes where you can combine exercise with a refreshing dip in the sea or lake.

 Dog and human in a bed

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Overnight accommodations for you and your dog

Are you planning a trip to Halmstad and want to bring your four-legged friend along? No trouble at all! In Halmstad, there are several different overnight accommodations to choose from for those who bring their dogs. We have gathered together a list of dog-friendly accommodations in Halmstad on a separate webpage. Sleep well.

 Dog on outdoor seating

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Dog-friendly cafés and restaurants

Halmstad has an exceptionally wide range of excellent restaurants and friendly cafés. Many of them welcome both you and your dog inside. During the summer season, there are also plenty of charming restaurants with open-air seating where your dog is most welcome. We have compiled a list of dog-friendly cafés and restaurants in Halmstad on a separate webpage.

 Dog runs in the water

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Take a refreshing swim with your dog

Time for a refreshing plunge? Halmstad has numerous excellent seashore beaches and cozy little lakes in the woods. On a separate webpage, we have collected tips on swimming locations in Halmstad where both you and your dog are welcome.

House at The Open Air Museum Hallandsgården in Halmstad

The Open Air Museum Hallandsgården

Additional dog-friendly activities

Some tips on other activities in Halmstad where your dog will be welcome.

A dog

Photo: Ruslan Grigoriev, Mostphots

Public transportation and veterinary resources

Bus and train

When traveling with Hallandstrafiken, canines and other pets are welcome on-board at no extra charge, however must remain in the designated pet area. Be considerate to others and avoid inconvenience to other passengers. Dogs are also permitted on SJ trains (restricted to the designated dog-friendly carriage, reservation required). On Öresund trains, within Sweden dogs, cats and other pets can travel free of charge.

Guide dogs on public transportation

In certain situations different rules apply to guide dogs. Contact the transportation company to find out what applies in your particular case.

Medical care for dogs

If unfortunately your four-legged friend becomes ill during your visit, both Halland Animal Hospital (swe) External link, opens in new window. and Halmstad Veterinary Clinic (swe) External link, opens in new window. in Halmstad stand ready to assist.

Map with extra dog-friendly places in Halmstad

Information in 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.

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