More atmospheric than any other town in Halland, the fashionable little nineteenth-century bathing resort of VARBERG boasts surprisingly varied sights – its imposing fortress the most striking – a laidback atmosphere and plenty of good places to eat. The rocky coastline becomes sandier heading south, and there are plenty of opportunities for bathing and windsurfing. All of Varberg’s sights are concentrated along or near the seafront, although in summer the main square, Stortorget, throngs with markets and pavement cafés.

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