If your trip to Halmstad is all locked in but your itinerary is looking a little empty, let us give you a few hints and tips.Not far from the heart of the city, Halmstad Äventyrsland is one sight you might like to put on your to-do list. Hallarna and Halmstad Aventyrsland are also nearby and worth checking out.
If you’re looking for day-trip inspiration, we’ve got a couple of suggestions. Sitting 20 miles away, Falkenberg is worth hopping in the car for. Skrea Beach ought to be high up on your list here. Vallarnas Open Air Theatre and Falkenbergs Museum are interesting attractions too. Varberg is another great option. It’s 40 miles away and has tons of fun things to do. Getterön Nature Reserve, Varberg Fortress and Varberg Golf Club are just the start.
Open the windows and breathe in the cool, salty sea air as you cruise towards East Beach. 3 miles from Halmstad, it’s the ideal place to go for a leisurely day out by the ocean.
Sure, you can do Halmstad without renting a vehicle. But with so much to see and do here, having one would definitely make your escape a whole lot more fun. If you plan to get out of the city and into Mother Nature, choose a car rental with some power. A full-size or mid-size SUV will take you to the area’s rocky coastlines in style and comfort. Planning to spend most of your getaway in the city center? A compact or mini car is the way to go. Driving around busy streets and squeezing into tiny parking spaces will be a piece of cake in one of these.
You’ll be glad to hear that there’s a great range of both economy and luxury vehicles to rent in Halmstad. What you end up opting for is largely dependent on how much you want to spend as well as what you plan to do. Prestige vehicles are hard to beat if you’re all about mod cons and comfort. If you’re splashing out, why not grab a fully kitted-out SUV, or perhaps a flashy medium-sized sedan? Otherwise, if you just need a set of wheels to whiz around town in as efficiently as possible, you’re better off going with a no-frills compact vehicle (or something else that won’t burn a hole in your pocket).
You have to drive on the right side of the road in Halmstad. Even though you may be comfortable with the traffic rules, we suggest driving a bit more cautiously in new and unfamiliar destinations.
Finding a car space in Halmstad isn’t too difficult. Of course, it can depend on the time and place — it may be tricky parking in the very center during busier periods.
As with most cities, the roads are generally busy in the hours before and after work. However, with a population of approximately 55,700, traffic jams aren’t a major problem in Halmstad.
Speed limits vary across Halmstad, but generally range from 30km/h to 120km/h. Most residential zones have a maximum speed of 50km/h unless marked otherwise.
More often than not, your chosen rental car company will bill the amount stated on the fine to your credit card, including local surcharges and taxes. Or they may supply your contact details to local authorities, who’ll then send a fine straight to you.
If you have hands-free or Bluetooth functions enabled, you can use your phone while cruising around Halmstad. But be sure to keep concentrating on the road.
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit when driving in Halmstad is 0.02%. If you’ve got a big night planned, leave your wheels behind and organize a different way of getting home instead.
It’s a big no-no to turn at a red light in Halmstad. When you come across one, enjoy a mindful moment or two until the light goes back to green.
Yes, so buckle up. Although, there are exceptions for vehicles used by public transportation systems.