A little treasure, located fifteen minutes by boat from Båstad Harbor. This island offers fantastic swimming and nature experiences. Hiking around the island takes a couple of hours and is well invested time. Catch the day and take a dip in the crystal clear water, either from the rough cliffs or the soft beaches. Don´t forget to have a look in the small museum or have an ice cream in the café/small shop – open during the high season..
An noble facility located on Hallandsås north slope just west of Båstad Hamn. Norrviken consists of seven different style gardens. You either explore the gardens by yourself or with a guide. Last but not least, sit down, relax and enjoy the lovely dishes in the beautiful restaurant.
Experience the farm where Birgit Nilsson played as a child and where she dreamed of a life in the world of singing and opera. For 23 years, Birgit Nilsson lived with her parents on the farm. It was a life far from what she would later experience as one of the world’s most famous opera singers.
Just a short stroll from Båstad Harbor is a weaving studio almost a hundred years old. Here, unique hand-woven rugs are produced in modern and historical designs. Märta Måås-Fjetterström’s wonderful textiles have made her famous far outside Sweden’s borders.
At the far end of the winter garden, Skansen’s spa world opens. Here you will find treatment rooms and steam sauna as well as a cozy and comfortable relaxation area with beautiful clover-shaped pool and windows facing the beach. 60 meters out in the sea the open-air bath has it´s own stunning place where you can enjoy the panoramic view over the ocean.
If you love running, Bjärehalvön is equal to paradise. You will find terrain as well as country roads that offers good training opportunities with many challenges. Jog peacefully along the beach or get your heartrate up close to maximum in cross-slope uphill. During the year several popular exercise races are organized. The most challenging race is the Rasta Båstad Marathon. If you want an exercise race for the whole family, then the Riviera Race, with windsurfing, SUP, kayaking and swimrun is recommended.
Bjärehalvön is a mecca for golfers. 10 minutes from Båstad Harbour you can choose between golf courses that are embedded with beautiful apple trees or courses that overlook the bay of Laholm and the wonderful landscape at the top of the ridge.
During a few high-intense summer weeks, Båstad is transformed into an entertainment metropolis of international dimensions. The classic tennis tournament Nordea Swedish Open, ATP for men and the Nordea Swedish Open, WTA for ladies is attracting some of the largest world names in sports. The event has several times been selected by players as the best competition on the ATP tour. The tennis stadium with the centercourt is a stone’s throw from Båstad Harbor.
Discover beautiful Bjärekusten from the sea. You reach one of Sweden´s largest knob seal colonies by taking the boat from Båstads Harbor. On your way out to the colonie you pass the small fishing village Kattvik and the dramatic cliffs that rise stately at Hovs Hallar before you finally reach the destination Hallandsväderö.
Båstad Harbor is a mecca for fishing for seaweed crab. A couple of meters of string and something to bait is the only thing you need to fill your bucket! You can find crab fishing kits at the Port Office.