The Hallandsleden Trail (from Halmstad)

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Southern Sweden is idyllic – and in many different ways. This part of the country encompasses everything from the stunning archipelago of the west coast and Gotland’s unique sea stack fields to the deep, enchanted forest of Småland, complete with a myriad of clean lakes. There are plenty of trails to choose from, lasting from a few hours to a week or longer. The province of Halland is known for its natural beauty and you’ll get to experience plenty of it along the Halland Trail (Hallandsleden). It is divided into 26 sections and three sub-trails, clocking up a total of 453 kilometres. The trail consists of varied terrain with coniferous and deciduous forests and a scenic environment with heathland and cultivated landscapes. If you want to combine hiking along the sea with hiking through beautiful forest, this is a perfect combination. Your walk starts at the castle in Halmstad where you follow Prince Bertil’s path along the well-known coast via Tylösand to Möllegård. In Steninge, your hike goes through oak forests, over vast fields and along the sea at Enet nature reserve. From the well-known Halland coast, your journey continues to Rydöbruk where the hike continues along the Hallandsleden. You meet beautiful forest, quiet villages and paths and roads surrounded by beautiful lakes before you reach Simlångsdalen via Knallhult. Finally, you walk through beautiful beech forest to Ulvereds Hjorthäng. After the last day’s breakfast, we will drive you back to Halmstad.

  • Destination
  • Duration
    8 Days I Level: 2 (of 5)
  • What is included
    7 nights accommodation incl. breakfast; 5 dinners (of which 1 is catering); 4 packed lunches; Luggage transport between the overnight stays; Transfer Möllegård – Steninge; Transfer Steninge – Rydöbruk; Transfer Ulvered – Halmstad; Detailed roadbook and maps (1 set per group); GPS tracks; Emergency support
  • What is not included
    Drinks, other meals and transfers, personal expenses, public bus transportation, insurance
  • Best period
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Day 1. Arrival in Halmstad
You can easily travel to Halmstad by train or plane from most sites in Southern Sweden and/or Copenhagen (Denmark). Your first accommodation is centrally located and you can stroll on your own to discover the city highlights. If you take a walk along the Nissan River, you pass the beautiful city library, which has been shaped by the trees that still stand around. For those interested in comic books, the 91 Karlsson is depicted as a statue outside the Air Defense Museum. After dinner you may end the evening with a trip up Galgberget, today this is a lookout point but long ago executions took place in this place.
Day 2. Halmstad - Möllegård, transfer to Steninge (18km; 5hrs; +145m/-135m)
After breakfast head for the Halmstad Castle where you will find the starting point for Prince Bertil's well-known walking path by Nissan River. Named in memory of the Duke of Halland, Prince Bertils stig is an 18 km long stretch that will introduce you to some of the loveliest spots in the city of Halmstad. This largely coastal path – complete with lovely sandy beaches, small harbours, cliffs, and old stone quarries – runs from central Halmstad towards Tylösand and on to the lush Möllegård nature reserve. Here in Möllegård there is the opportunity to grab a drink or eat an ice cream from Riccardo's well-known ice cream factory while waiting for the transfer vehicle that picks you up for a transfer to Steninge, where you will spend the night.
Day 3. Steninge circuit (9km; 3hrs; +160m/-160m)
Pass through the peaceful residential area of Steninge and dip into a mighty oak forest with several great opportunities to have coffee or eat your packed lunch. Here at Skipåsen you have a fantastic view of the sea. The area you walk through is set aside to preserve a piece of forest land with high natural values. Further ahead you enter the Skipås nature reserve where you follow a marked path through the oak forest. The forest trail is soon followed by an open track through vast farmland, going all the way to the sea. Follow the coast to the south with great opportunities for stops to enjoy the sea and the local bird life. The hike ends at the beach of Steninge and shortly afterwards - at your accommodation. Why not end the day with a sauna before dinner?
Day 4. Transfer Steninge - Rydöbruk and hiking to Knallhult (21km; 5-6hrs; +290m/-230m)
After an early breakfast, board a transfer for Rydöbruk (45min). There you will be dropped off at the Lahult's old mill and pond. From here you start your hike along the Hallandsleden. The hiking trail takes you uphill along a quiet country road past farms and forests. Small lakes and playful streams appear now and then too. The hike ends in Knallhult, where you stay overnight. The accommodation is an old farm that has been converted with great care into a nice guest house right in the middle of the Halland forest.
Day 5. Knallhult – Skallinge (18km; 5hrs; +220m/-280m)
After a hearty breakfast, re-join the Hallandsleden. The walking trail today goes into an old spruce forest, which was once inhabited. The trail is lined with old stone farms. The feeling of wilderness while you walk through the forest, ends at Lurehus - a small goose cottage with a turf roof from the 19th century. Eventually you arrive in Skallinge. You spend the night in an old school, turned nowadays into a charming Bed&Breakfast.
Day 6. Skallinge – Simlångsdalen (14km; 4hrs; +100m/-120m)
The walking trail continues through younger forests, meadows, pastures, over streams and through some smaller villages. Your final point for the day is Simlångsdalen which is nicely located by the shores of Brearedssjön Lake, surrounded by nice Beech forest and several shorter hiking trails. Overnight in Simlångsdalen. Simlångsdalen was previously one of the stations along Halmstad Bolmen Railway, which was in operation from 1889 to 1966. The railway has since been converted into a pedestrian walkway and bicycle path.
Day 7. Simlångsdalen – Ulvered (14km; 4hrs; +235m/-150m)
Leave Simlångsdalen and follow a winding path through a wonderfully Beech forest along the western shore of Brearedssjön Lake. The walking trail take you to another lake which is nicely surrounded by a beautiful forest and some summer cottages. You are now in the Danska (Danish) Fall Nature Reserve. The waterfall, which is the main attraction here, has a drop of about 35 meters. According to a legend, the waterfall got its name in 1676 when a group of Danish soldiers fled from Swedish troops. When the Danes reached the suspension bridge over the waterfall, the Swedes cut off the brackets of the bridge and the Danes fell into the waterfall. The trail takes you further through Beech forest to the next nature reserve - Gårdshult. Here the landscape opens up as the trail goes through meadows and farms, later on followed again by forests and bogs. At the end of the hike you will arrive in Ulvered. Here you will reside close to red deer and fallow deer, grazing in an extensive enclosure around your accommodation.
Day 8. Departure day
After breakfast you may have time for one last look at the deer. Then you will be picked up by a taxi that will drive you to Halmstad, where the tour ends.


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Daily departures between the beginning of April and the end of October. The hike is easy to medium. It is dominated by smaller village roads, forest roads and paths. Occasionally you also follow a country road with calm traffic. The Halland Trail (Hallandsleden) is for the most part well marked with signs and orange markings. Getting there: The closest airports to the start and finish point Halmstad are: Halmstad Airport (4 km), Gothenburg Landvetter (157 km), Copenhagen Kastrup (162 km). If you fly to / from Halmstad Airport, there are local buses with Hallandstrafiken that operate in central Halmstad. From / to Gothenburg Airport, take the airport bus to Gothenburg city center and on by train to Halmstad. From / to Copenhagen Kastrup you can travel by train all the way to Halmstad.
You stay in a hotel, guest house and BBs (breakfast is included everywhere). Rooms have bed linen and towels. Halmstad: centrally located hotel (en-suite rooms; dinner and packed lunches are arranged on your own). Steninge: guest house (shower and toilet are shared outside the rooms; dinner and packed lunches are included). Knallhult: guest house (en-suite rooms; dinner and packed lunches are included). Skallinge: B&B (all rooms are double rooms with a double bed (no twin rooms); shower and toilet are shared outside the rooms; dinner and packed lunches are included; the accommodation does not have a restaurant so dinner is catering; you make the lunchpack using the breakfast supply); Simlångsdalen: hotel (en-suite rooms; dinner and packed lunches are arranged on your own). Ulvered: cottage or room (shared shower and toilet in the courtyard; dinner is included).

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