Varberg's own coastal bakery
Dawn is just breaking in Varberg; people are coming awake in their beds. But at Skeppsgatan 10, the frenetic activity has already started a few hours earlier. It’s where Kustbageriet (coastal bakery) is located. The aroma of freshly baked bread is in the air. The shelves are groaning with goodies – from Leavain and Schwartzbrot to Strandråg and Kustbröd. There’s all manners of freshly baked buns, baguettes and croissants to satisfy the most discerning bread lover. It’s been eight years since Kustbageriet set up shop and today it’s a favourite of both Varberg residents and visitors.
15 restaurants in the White Guide
It’s not just great food that makes for a great restaurant visit. It’s the memorable experience you have when the ambience, the quality of the service, and the understanding the story behind the food all come together wonderfully. White Guide lists the Nordic region's best restaurants and we’re delighted to say that no less than 15 restaurants from Halland have made the cut in 2018.
Ice cream heaven
Vi i Halland är bra på If you don’t love ice cream, Halland may not be the place for you. Our ice creams are legendary; people make expeditions to our ice cream parlours from far away lands.. Egengjorda Gelaton is an artisanal ice cream producer that embellishes their ice cream with fresh, home-grown fruits, berries and loads nuts. You can visit their charming cafes all through summer. Then there’s Sia Ice Cream, one of Sweden's largest ice cream brands. They only know one way to make ice cream: with real cream. They’re conveniently located in Slöinge in Halland. Which makes it a perfect place to visit for anyone who loves ice cream. (And we can’t think of a single person who doesn’t.). Här finns glasscaféer som folk vallfärdar till för att få smaka på den egengjorda gelaton, små producenter som varje dag gör sin egen glass på frukt, bär och mängder av nötter, populära glasserior med hembakta rån och små, charmiga caféer som har öppet hela sommaren. Och sen har vi ju också en av Sveriges största glassfabriker som gör glass på äkta grädde - Sia Glass i Slöinge. Halland är helt enkelt perfekt för alla som älskar glass. Och vem gör inte det?
Adventures that pair food with family
Do you get all excited to take your family out on an adventure, but then don’t know where to eat afterwards? Boy, do we have the perfect place for you to visit. Forget those fast food chains where you’ve eaten a thousand times before. Halland is dotted with places that serve exceptional food. ‘Natural’, ‘organic’ and ‘local’ are not just buzzwords here. There are dozens of cafes, restaurants and farms that serve these dishes without making a fuss about it. Go out into the country and let your kids pick fresh fruits and vegetables from farms. Surprise them with a choice of having either two or three scoops of ice cream. Or get them excited about a lamb safari (with an accompanying picnic). Bring your family on a magical food excursion where you can be sure that every dish is created with love and with an eye on pleasing both humans and the environment.
Discovering the interiors of Halland
If you thought Halland was gorgeous beaches and stunning coastline, you would have been somewhat right. You get the complete picture about Halland when you venture inland. The drive into the interiors is nothing less than enchanting. The hinterland forest trails lead to Halland’s only municipality – Hylte. All along the way, you will encounter charming little lakes, ideal for fishing.
A trip to Halland’s Tuscany
The Dolce Vita, culture, history, surf and sand, fine wines and extraordinary cuisine – Tuscany conjures up many images in our minds. If you want to enjoy a slice of Tuscany in Sweden, journey into the valley of Ätradalen in Halland. This is one of the best places to experience the relaxed lifestyle that coastal living is all about. Low rolling hills, miles and miles of greenery and dozens of exquisite locations to explore, this is a must-see in Halland.
In Halland, you’re never far from a good brew. Falkenberg, in Halland, has some of the most popular microbreweries in Sweden. Lager and ale enthusiasts will appreciate the fact that while the breweries here respect tradition, they admire innovation. They are happy experiment with quality local ingredients that include water, malt and berries. No wonder you’ll find an abundance of fine local brews here, the more colourful the better.
Farm shops in Halland
Halland boasts a truly unique landscape. You have lakes merging into the sea and miles and miles of low plans blending into dense forests. There’s nature all around. No wonder the charming countryside here is dotted with dozens of family-owned farm shops that stock only the finest natural produce. Forget those big name supermarket chains and head over to any of these country stores. You will find fruits and vegetables that have been freshly picked earlier in the day, organic meats, artisanal cheeses, fresh fish and other local produce. If you’re in the mood to cook up an epicurean feast, there’s no better place to find the inspiration and ingredients than in Halland.