Hallandsgården Outdoor museum (c) Carina Jacobsson


Halmstad is the regional capital of the Swedish west coast county of Halland, situated where the outflow of river Nissan meets the sea, just between Gothenburg and Helsingborg.The municipality is over 700 years old and the Halmstad Castle, built in 1619, was once the Danish Kings northernmost royal establishment. In 1645, after several wars between Sweden and Denmark, Halland became Swedish. Today Halmstad is most known to visitors for the long sandy beaches, a vital and charming city center, the fine art and being “the capital of golf” in Sweden. The port of Halmstad has over 3000 meters of quay and is a vibrant logistic center. We can offer small vessels to disembark at the river Nissan quay, medium sized at the Kattegatt harbor and larger cruise ships to anchor south of the port and tender to the Nissan river quay. The tourist organisation Destination Halmstad and the Port of Halmstad makes a strong team waiting to do our outmost for you and your passengers. Welcome to Halmstad!

  1.  The Halmstad Castle

    The Halmstad Castle, built in 1619, is today the residence of the county governor. The court yard is open for public. Guided tour inside the castle can be arranged for groups by your tour operator.
  2.  Hallandsgården Outdoor museum

    Buildings from 18th- and 19th century, such as a school house, barns, stables and a windmill. Café with wonderful waffles an a nice view of the city and the sea.
  3.  Mjellby Art Museum

    The "home" of the six surrealists/modernists in The Halmstad Group. They were active during the 1920-1950's. Also sevral other exhibitions with international artists every summer.
  4.  Art walk in the city

    Take a guided art walk in the city center and enjoy public art by Picasso and Carl Milles among many other wellknown artists. Visit the Halland Art museum and the Halmstad art gallery.
  5.  St Nicholas Church

    Built as a cathedral in the 14th century it is almost as old as the city itself. Interesting history and beautful painted glass windows. In the city center at Stora Torg (Big Square).
  6.  Tylösand

    Tylösand is one of the most famous beaches in Scandinavia. It stretches for miles with huge sand dunes. Nearby is several nature reservs and the beautiful wooden St Olovs Chapel, from 1721.

Nautical information

Max. Length For Berth, M:
Max. Draught, M:
More Info Draught:
Nissan quay 6 m
Max. Air Draught, M:
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No. Of Quays:
Quay Length Total, M:
3300 m
Quay Depth, M:
6-12 m
Anchorage Available:
Anchorage Compulsory:
Passenger Terminal:
Pilotage Compulsary:
Tugs Available:
on request
Tidal Movement/range, M:
Ships Tenders Allowed:
no restrict
Garbage Disposal:
on request
Airport Distance, Km:
City Centre Distance, Km:

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