Clarion Collection Hotel Fregatten
Varberg, 432 44
Phone: (46) 340 677000
Fax: (46) 340 611121
The Getteron Nature Reserve is one of the area's most popular birdwatching destinations. The reserve is spread across an area of over 350 hectares that covers the Getteron peninsula and a part of the area to its north. These wetlands are home to a rich and diverse population of birds, including species like the black-tailed godwit, little tern, pied avocet and peregrine falcon. The visitor center organises lectures, guided tours and various other events to help visitors make the most of their visit to this natural wonderland. The center also boasts several exhibits that depict the various bird species that visit the reserve throughout the year.
Apelviken is a perfect place for water sports like windsurfing and a popular bathing areas in Halland. With camping and accommodation facilities, Apelviken proves to be a assurance of a fabulous experience of a family getaway. In addition to the fantastic beaches and trails, there are cafés, kiosks and mini-golf courses at your service. This is definitely the place to be for lovers of water sports and you´ll find all you need to get into the water in the spacious, well-designed sports store. Check the website to plan a visit.
The Gamla Varberg is a splendid nature reserve that is centered around a hill that goes by the same name. The presence of a Bronze Age cairn at the top of the hill suggests that the area has long been touched by the influence of man. 19th-century maps of the area suggest that the hill and its surrounding heathland were used as grazing fields, and bore only sparse signs of human settlement. This splendid landscape has been lovingly restored and is home to a number of heathland species of flora including shore arrowgrass, marsh gentian and wild thyme. Those who make it to the top of the hill, are afforded spell-binding views of the coast and Balgo island. The reserve is easily accessible via road and public transport.
The Gasslosa nature reserve in Varberg boasts a landscape that is richly endowed with natural beauty, and is home to a variety of plant and animal species. The reserve is centered around the Böstesberget hill, which on clear days rewards all those who scale its slope with splendid views of Kattegat. As you explore the beech forests of Gasslosa, you may spy birds like the great tit, green woodpecker and European pied flycatcher as they flit through the lush, green canopy formed by the trees. If you are lucky, you may even spot an elk, deer or hazel dormouse. The stream fills the air with its soothing sounds as it flows through the ravine. In spring the forest is awash with blooming flowers while in summer ferns and lichens abound. Teaming with nature's bounty around every corner, Gasslosa is a haven for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.
Skarback is a spectacular nature reserve situated in the heart of Varberg district in Sweden. It is the intermediate green space located between the lakes of Humsjön and Skärsjön, and is a minor fragment of the much larger Åkulla Beech Forests. This place is perfect for hiking, fishing, boating and cycling. Several hiking trails exist here, which meander through the entire expanse of the reserve. This place is the natural habitat for several rare species, including some varieties of lichens. For further information, kindly contact the site.
Stättared offers a fun time even as you camp with several animals. Open throughout the year, the farm welcomes you to marvel at the spellbinding surroundings and spend some relaxed time at the barn. The farm also organizes several informative sessions where visitors learn some interesting facts about the in-house species. Visitors can also explore the pastures and the paddocks even when Stättared remains unmanned.