The Bjäre Peninsula is a perfect day trip from Helsingborg. On the Bjäre Peninsula, you can get close to nature on Hallandsåsen, find magnificent views of the dramatic cliffs at Hovs Hallar, find tranquility on one of the many pebble and sandy beaches or live jet set life in the summer and tennis town of Båstad.
Do not miss the Italian road through a beautiful and hilly landscape if you drive. Bring a camera and picnic. Just outside Båstad, up a hill, you have a postcard-like view of Laholmsbukten. The sunset is special all year round.
The Bjäre Peninsula has made itself known for its potato fields and it is not uncommon for the first new potatoes of the season to be delivered from here. Vegetables, meat and potato vodka are small-scale locally produced and give a feeling of love and quality when you visit one of the many farm shops.
In the city you will find a tennis museum that takes you on an exciting journey through 120 years of Swedish tennis history. In the middle of Båstad, you will find the textile artist Märta Måås-Fjetterström’s weaving studio, which is given prestigious assignments to produce innovative patterns for carpets and draperies. During your stay, you also have the opportunity to pay a visit to the world-famous opera singer Birgit Nilsson’s childhood home in Svenstad, which is now a museum.
In Torekov you will find their picturesque harbor which is located at the far end of the Bjäre Peninsula. The harbor is lined with many small restaurants that serve fantastic food and you should not miss buying a soft ice cream on the quay. From Torekov there are ferries to Halland’s weather island which takes 20 minutes to cross. Here you will find a magically beautiful nature reserve; sandy beaches, seals lapping the sun on rocks, white anemones, wild apples and oak and beech forests.
Photo: Michael Tannus