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Coastal walk along Prince Bertil's trail

One of Halland's most beautiful walking trails is Prince Bertil's trail – an 18 kilometer long trail that starts at a 400 year old castle in Halmstad and ends at Tylösand.

Written by Lisa Söderholm
Lisa Söderholm Redaktör och friluftsälskare

Prince Bertil’s trail is named after Prince Bertil, the Duke of Halland who spent many a summer at his summer retreat in Tylösand.

The trail offers a wonderful experience of nature and culture along the 18 km long coastline starting at Halmstad Castle and ending in Möllegård. Along the way, you will encounter small fishing villages, sandy beaches, rock stretches and beech forests. The trail is wheelchair accessible and has several barbecue pits and some amazing vantage spots for clicking some Instagram-worthy shots.

En segelbåt är på väg mot Tylön.
The small island of Tylön lies just off Tylösand beach.Photo: Oskar Albrektson

Shortly after Tjuvahålan, a small sandy beach outside Halmstad, the trail changes character and turns rocky. From a high vantage point, you get sweeping, majestic views of the sea. It’s a great place to stop and snap a few pictures before you head on to Tylösand beach for a spot of lunch.

Many places along the trail offer impressive views, pleasant nature experiences and gorgeous bathing spots.

After a lingering lunch on Tylösand beach, it is time to turn off the coast and continue inland along Tylebäck. Through the lush, green woods, you can see the old mill of Möllegården in the distance. Continue on your stroll and after a few more minutes you will arrive at World of Riccardo, a wildly popular ice cream shop that serving Italian ice cream. There’s no greater pleasure than sitting outside in the garden and enjoying a scoop or two of your favourite ice cream flavour. It’s makes for a perfect end to your long, leisurely stroll.

Bild på människor som sitter i solen och äter glass.
At the World of Riccardo’s, all the ice cream is made from carefully selected local ingredients. You can even mix up your own combination of flavours here.Photo: Lisa Söderholm

The trail is 18 kms long, but you don’t have to walk all the way. You can always hop onto a bus for parts of the way. Buses run along Nya Tylösandsvägen every hour or so.

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