Halmstad has hosted both Tall Ships Races and Sail Training Conferences, and was the starting port for the Tall Ships Races 2017. So, it’s fair to say that it’s a bit of a favourite here at Sail On Board.
The municipality of Halmstad is home to many cultural gems. This includes Sweden’s largest gallery and the Mjellby art museum, where the famed Halmstadgruppen’s work is on permanent display. The city also houses works by Milles and Picasso. The Halmstad library has won prestigious architecture awards – it’s considered a great fount of knowledge, as well as a marvellous building. The city also enjoys a thriving music and theatre scene, and people travel from far afield to see shows and concerts.
Halmstad is known as one of Sweden’s most popular tourist destinations. It offers a fine mix of big city pulse and small-town charm, salty shorelines and calm rivers. There’s plenty to entertain outdoor activity seekers, with 11 golf courses and 200 km of cycle paths. It features long stretches of beach, lining the 40 km of coastline, with peaceful inland waterways bordered by the Småland forest. These great natural features make Halmstad an idyllic location for tourists who want the best of two worlds – lush countryside and great beaches.
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Check out this fantastic preview video for the Tall Ships Races 2017, Halmstad: