Route 2: South West Sweden & Gothenburg
Helsingborg – Torekov – Halmstad – Varberg
The Route begins from First Camp Råå Vallar-Helsingborg just south of Helsingborg. A destination with an absolute amazing view over the island Ven in the Kattegatt stait. You can practically crawl to the seaside for a dip in the blue, or just take a few steps to the poolside for some relaxation.
While in Helsingborg make sure to visit Sofiero Palace and Gardens. The garden is considered one of the most beautiful in Europe! I.e. you won’t be disappointed. Then, continue your way towards Halmstad and when north of Ängelholm make sure to take the coast road towards Torekov where you can stay the night at First Camp Torekov-Båstad. Visit the picturesque village of Torekov and why not go on a boat tour or a seal safari to Hallands Väderö?
While in the area drive towards Båstad and on the way – visit Hovs Hallar. The reserve is an area of geological interest and its impressive cliff faces are home to a variety of seabirds. The tennis village Båstad is also definitely worth a lunch stop. Perhaps on your way to the next destination?
When you feel like you’re done with Bjärehalvön for this time continue your route towards Halmstad and choose to stay the night at one of the three destinations: First Camp Hagön-Halmstad, First Camp Tylösand-Halmstad or First Camp Karlstorp-Halmstad.
While in Halmstad a visit to the aaaamazing sandy beaches with their sand dunes are an absolute must. No matter the season. During summer there’s also an After Beach at Solgården right by the beach in Tylösand. Also a must if you like live music in the open air.
Continue towards Falkenberg and at Tvååker right before Varberg turn to the inland route and visit Åkulla Bokskogar and Öströö Sheep farm! Worth the detour. Continue to one of the two destinations in Varberg – First Camp Björkäng-Varberg or First Camp Kärradal-Varberg and check in.
It’s time for a one day trip to Tjolöholm Castle just north of Varberg. Enjoy a guided tour in the stone castle, grab some lunch or ice cream and continue to the shallow beach. Bring the kids crab fishery gadgets and get going (while sunbathing?). Head back to Varberg for the night.
Time for day trip no. 2! Squeeze everyone into the car and drive north on E6 to Gothenburg. The time has come to pay a visit to Liseberg amusement park! If you’re not into carousels, take the Paddan boat tour and enjoy the second largest city of Sweden by boat, go to the botanical gardens or visit the science centre Universeum.
Back to Varberg again. And there’s still a lot to discover. Visit the Varberg Fortress. Enjoy lazy days at the beach. Eat ice cream in the city center. Play some golf at one of the many golf courses in the area. Or maybe go for another daytrip to the mecca of shopping – Ullared.
Where to now? That’s up to you.
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The route is developed in collaboration with MeinPlatz and SWE Marketing.