scenic, fun, good food, seaside
not really...somewhat expensive during the tennis weeks
Views, water and wild nightlife
I will long count my visit to Torekov as one of the nicest days in my life. Sure, I had good company (the family) and gorgeous weather, but I must still put a lot of it down to the cosiness of this very special village. A former fishing village, it has grown since it is now a very popular summer destination for Stockholmers. This means house prices...more
If you have at least half a day to spare and want an unusual nature experience, head for this island. The boats take you to a part of the island where you can have a look at the peculiar swamp forest and where there is a beach to swim at and a cafe summertime. The island is just as famous for the trips when the boats don't stop but go on safari...more
The tiny village of Kattvik north of Båstad is mainly known for being where Richard Gere had a fling with a local some years ago with paparazzi in every bush. Today, the main attraction is the little kiosk and cafe above the harbour. Not the cheapest of cafes but then it comes with a view over the Laholm Bay and with great Swedish waffles with jam...more
Plenty of places offer the traditional Swedish Christmas Smörgåsbord but this is a bit special cus it's the only one where my family got together a few weeks before christmas itself. If you want the big show you go to Hasses Lada further out on the peninsula but if you want to be able to sit down in a more quiet environment then this is a good...more
32 Reviews and Opinions
Jammed packed during the tennis week in July, closed for most of the winter with the exception of a few theme partys such as a
summer-, winter, Easter and Christmas Day partys.
The only negative with Pepes would be the lines on certain days with a somewhat unfair selection of people who get in or not. Ok... I can hear you -You're just angry cus you didn't get in... I've been on both ends.
Båstad is a challenge if you keep going up and down the Halland Ridge as a cyclist. There is no way to avoid the ridge completely, but it is nevertheless a great way to go around the Bjäre peninsula and take in the countryside, smell the sea and so on. If you WANT to bike in a hilly landscape, stick to the area south and east of Båstad where the ridge is higher. Once you've tackled a long hill, you usually have long flat parts and all those up hills make for great downhills :) The southern part of the peninsula is much flatter than the northern. You can bring bikes on the train to Båstad (from Lund/Malmö!) if you want to bring your own but you can also rent.
The local farmers have their waggons along the road so anyone can stop and buy a sack of potatoes or some vegetables. It is all based on a system of trust as you pay in a box.
Hovs Hallar and some other parts of the northern peninsula is a place where young children should not be left along for one second. No real climbing as long as you stick to the path but when you DON'T...
The Bjäre peninsula is littered with ancient burial mounds. The largest one is just south of Torekov along the sea but there are plenty of others which a good map with heritage signs will show you. If you haven't got a map, you will still see them everywhere in fields as you drive or cycle along the countryside.more
Most people that visit Bastad never drive further out on the Peninsula. I would strongly suggest to do so. It will show some amazing Swedish landscape. Follow the signs to Hovs Hallar. It feels like you're at the tip of the peninsula, which you aren't. This place consists of a moorish type landscape with paths leading you to the ocean. Here the...more
As with the rest of Scania, this is an equestrian landscape and you can go riding (with or without included picnic) in the countryside from several villages. In the hills above Kattvik, an Irishman has his trekking centre which is one of the most famous but there are also Icelandic horses. Ask the local tourist office for an up to date list of...more
Swedish Open takes place every July when Båstad is suddenly filled with international tennis stars and their fans. Book your accommodation well in advance if you intend to visit during this time and the weeks around it. There are also other tennis tournaments here such as the Kalle Anka (Donald Duck) Cup for promising youth players. Almost all...more