Frequently asked questions

Are you planning on visiting Halmstad during The Tall Ships Races, 30 June - 3 July? Here are some quick answers about what to expect.

What?
Halmstad is the starting port in the international offshore race The Tall Ships Races 2017external link. The competing ships will this year sail to Kotka and Turku in Finland, Klaipeda in Lithuania and cross the finish line in Szczecin, Poland. Throughout the weekend, more than fifty of the world’s most impressive ships will be moored at the quays and open to visitors. But The Tall Ships Races is also Halland’s largest event and a huge public celebration - entirely free of charge. On land there are plenty of activities, food and great live music on three stages, with something for the whole family. Halmstad also hosted The Tall Ships Races 2011external link, and this year’s edition will be just as unforgettable a party.

When?
Friday 30 June - Monday 3 July.

Where?
The Tall Ships Races area stretches from centrally located Picassoparken along the east bank of the Nissan river out to Kattegatthamnen. For more information, see the map below.

What does it cost?
Entering the boats is free and no tickets are needed to see the ships or artists.

How do I get there?
Halmstad is 140 km south of Göteborg and 140 km north of Malmö, along the E6 and the West Coast Line. As there are limited parking spaces around the harbour, we recommend visitors to use public transport such as Hallandstrafikenexternal link, trainsexternal link or express busesexternal link. One of the entrances is directly adjacent to Halmstad central station.

Accessibility?
Our ambition is for the entire area to be accessible regardless of functional impairments.

Which artists are playing?
The artists announced so far can be found hereexternal link. A complete programme will be published during the spring.

Other questions?
Contact one of our staff membersexternal link, or message us on Facebookexternal link.