Varberg is a city in Halland on Sweden's west coast approximately 70 kilometres south of Gothenburg.
There is no airport in Varberg except for a small landing strip on Getterön only used for recreational flying, nearest international airport is in Gothenburg which has flights from most airport hubs in Europe. Ground travel to Varberg by airport bus to Gothenburg and train. Copenhagen Airport is an option, connected to Varberg by train, 2½ hours travel time.
Coming by rail, Varberg is along the line between Gothenburg and Copenhagen via Malmö with plenty of departures, every hour during the day and more often during mornings and evenings, named Öresundståg. Travel time from Gothenburg is 40 minutes an three hours from Copenhagen. Tickets for Öresundståg trains can be bought with credit card in machines at the station. They are not sold on board, must be prebought. Connections is also available from Borås with six trains daily, see Hallandstrafiken. There are no direct trains from the capital Stockholm, a change of trains in Gothenburg is necessary, with tickets from SJ. is a block north of the city centre.
Highway E6/E20 passes by just outside the city. From Stockholm use roads E4, 40 and 41.
A twice-daily passenger ferry by Stena Line' connects Varberg with Grenaa in Denmark. The is located on Hamnplan, close to the city centre.
Cycling is also a popular option with several bicycle paths passing through.
Varberg FortressAn old castle close to the city center. Parts of the castle are open 24/7 while one needs to be in a guided tour to reach other parts.
phone: +46 340-828 30Within the fortress contains, among other things the Bocksten Man, a mummified corpse from the 14th century.
GetterönA former island (now connected to the mainland) 2 km northwest of Varberg with a bird station and several nice beaches. There is also a beautiful area in the west part.
phone: +46 340-74001address: Lärkvägen 57 BAt Varbergs Chess Club you can come as you are and enjoy a game of chess, either with your friends or with someone in the club.
phone: +46 340 17396address: Otto Torells gata 7A beautiful wooden bathhouse in the ocean (hence the kall prefix meaning cold) near the city center open all year round.
phone: +46 340 629800address: Nils Kreugers väg 5One of Sweden's most historic health institutions, established in 1902 as a sanatorium. Since the early 1970s Varbergs Kurort have been developed as a premier spa hotel winning several European awards.
phone: +46 340-109 03address: Tångkörarvägen 4
phone: +46 340-671230address: Storgatan 2, TräslövslägeOne of the biggest ice cream parlous in Sweden, serving up to 60 different varieties of ice cream. Expect to queue!
phone: +46 340-14714address: Kungsgatan 20Cafe and sports bar. Watch soccer while having a kanelbulle and a cup of coffee. Offers a cake buffet in the afternoon.
phone: +46 340-690100address: Kungsgatan 24-26Centrally located at the main square and probably the most high-end you can get in town.
phone: +46 340-18050address: Borgmästaregatan 1A small family-run hotel located in the heart of Varberg, the basement houses the Lenin Baths, a spa establishment made as a replica of a bath in Saint Petersburg frequented by Lenin.
phone: +46 340-100 50address: Krabbes väg 4
phone: +46 340-629800address: Nils Kreugers väg 5A very popular spa hotel right by the sea.
phone: +46 340-12054address: Ullebovägen 14Camp site 2 km south of the city centre
phone: +46 340-64 13 00address: Sanatorievägen 4Camp site between two beaches 1.5 km south of the city centre
phone: +46 340-42134address: HavsbadsvägenCamp site 13 km south of the city centre
phone: +46 340 - 62 20 22address: Västerängsvägen 7Camp site by the ocean 13 km north of the city centre
phone: +46 340 - 62 23 77address: Nisebäcksvägen 1Camp site 10 km north of the city centre
phone: +46 340 - 62 20 22address: Valvikavägen 3Camp site on Getterön 2 km north west of the city centre
phone: +46 340 - 20 54 80address: Nygård 3Camp site 5 km south of the city centre
phone: +46 340 - 65 73 73address: Kärra 40Camp site 27 km north of the city centre
There is also a train connection as well as the road 40 connecting to Borås.
Other notable places to go to is Ullared 33 km east along the road 153 in Falkenberg municipality with the massive shopping mall Gekås.
Moreover, you can take the ferry to Grenå in Denmark. There are two daily departures and the crossing takes about 4 hours.