Top things to do in Halmstad

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Pio & Co

Award-winning Pio is an upmarket brasserie with an extensive menu of both Swedish and continental favourites – think Halland pork with roasted garlic and potatoes au gratin, cod loin with horseradish sauce, and pota…
Deli in Halmstad

Spis & Deli

Half health-food shop, half deli, Spis is all about eco-friendly, organic food. As you might have guessed, that's good news for vegans and vegetarians, who'll find a few items to sate them among the wraps, salads, m…
Castle in Halmstad

Halmstad Slott

Halmstad Slott was built by King Christian IV of Denmark in the early 1600s, when Halland was still under Danish rule. It was where the Danish king met with Sweden's Gustav II Adolf in 1619 to sort out their issues …
Museum in Halmstad

Mjellby Konstmuseum

The main focus of Mjellby Konstmuseum, 5km west of town, is a changing exhibition of works by the Halmstad Group – six local artists who pushed the boundaries with French cubism in the 1920s and surrealism in the 19…
Indian in Halmstad

Indian Kitchen

Authentic Indian restaurant specialising mostly in northern Indian dishes. Dishes of the day are a good deal; we're particularly fond of the Goan fish curry and Achari lamb.
Bakery in Halmstad


This is a good old-fashioned bakery with cafe attached. As well as chunky sandwiches, there’s a tempting stock of chocolates and cakes to crank up the calories.
Pub in Halmstad


American-style pub complete with a great alfresco terrace and the likes of pulled-pork sandwiches, falafel burgers and baby back ribs to back up your beer.
Pub in Halmstad

Bulls Pub

Popular English bar in a former fire station, with live music on weekends and light meals.
Sculpture in Halmstad

Woman's Head

Picasso’s Woman’s Head is down by the river, in Picassoparken off Strandgatan.
Historic Building in Halmstad

Tre Hjärtan

As you wander the town center, don't miss this half-timbered building on Stora Torg (currently a restaurant). Its name means 'three hearts,' a reference to the ever-shifting and often disputed governance of this are…