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  1. Are there any bicycle trails in the surroundings of Hässleholm?

    Go out and explore the landscape by bike

    Take your bike out, put your helmet on and go for a cycle tour around Hässleholm. Along the Göinge route and the Northern forest route you get some interesting pieces of history and pleasant sightseeing. Enjoy your own packed picnic or take your coffee stop or lunch at any of the cafés or restaurants along the way. If you want to go for a longer ride, there are maps on how to go around lake Finjasjön or to the neighbour municipality of Kristianstad.


    Maps are available at the Medborgarkontoret / Infopoint in Stadshuset (City Hall), Hässleholm. Digitally, the maps are in the links below:



    Mountainbike trails

    In the forests around Hovdala Nature Area there is a 37 kilometres long MTB trail for competitions every Autumn. You can use the trail throughout the year, but please notice that there are no signs along the trail and it is not continously maintained.


    There is also a shorter trail of 7 kilometres in Mölleröd just to the north of the Finjasjön lake.

    Maps of the trails are available at Medborgarkontoret in the City Hall of Hässleholm (Stadshuset) or at Hovdala Castle. Or download the maps here:


    Bicycle roads in Hässleholm municipality

    Hässleholm municipality is actively working to contribute to increased cycling. In the area there is a well-developed bicycle road network, about 93 kilometers of pedestrian and bicycle paths, which is constantly improving.


    Map of Hässleholm municipality's cycle pathsPDF


    Where can I rent a bicycle?

    Rent a bike


    A little child is cycling beside his dad who is jogging by Magle wetlands.

    A cycling and jogging tour in Magle wetland area, Hässleholm. Photo: Johan Funke

  2. Where can I rent a boat or a canoe?

    Rent a boat when trying your fishing luck in some of our lakes in Hässleholm municipality, or try canoeing in Finjasjön, Lursjön or Vittsjön:


    Hässleholm/Finjasjön
    Tormestorps båtklubb, rowing boats, phone number to Göran: +46 (0)703-38 15 98

    Tostarpsgården,external link, opens in new window canoes


    Hästveda/Lursjön and Tydingesjön:
    Lursjöbadens campingexternal link, opens in new window, rowing boats and canoes

    Tydingesjöns campingexternal link, opens in new window, rowing boat


    Svenstorp/Svenstorpssjön:
    Göran Bengtsson, rowing boat, phone number: +46 (0)708-95 23 03


    Röke/Algustorpssjön
    Pål Börjesson, boat and canoe, phone number: +46 (0)768-82 04 06


    Vittsjön/Vittsjö
    Vittsjö campingexternal link, opens in new window, rowing boats and canoes


    Small boats in the little harbour in Finjasjö lake.

    Tormestorp, Finjasjön. Photo: Johan Funke

  3. Is there a bus service to Tykarpsgrottan?

    It is not possible to travel by bus to Tykarpsgrottan in Ignaberga, only if you are prepared to stay overnight at the camping (there are a few cottages that you can pre-book) and travel back the next day.


    A trip to the Tykarp´s cave is made by a taxi provided by Skånetrafiken, and you need to pre-book it at least two hours before departure at Skånetrafiken, phone number: +46 (0)771-77 44 99. If you want to travel early in the morning it is recommended to book a day in advance. If the group consists of more than four persons you will have to book the trip at least five days in advance.


    This is how you buy your ticket by Skånetrafikenexternal link, opens in new window

    Timetable with pre-booked service to Ignabergaexternal link, opens in new window


    A regular taxi to Tykarpsgrottan costs around 400 SEK with return ticket.


    A group of people in different ages on a guided tour in the pillared halls down under in Tykarp´s cave.

    A guided tour in Tykarp´s cave. Photo: Tykarpsgrottan

  4. Where can I charge my electric car in Hässleholm?

    Charging an electric car.

    Charging an electric car. Photo: Pexels.com

  5. Dog bathing facilities

    There is no dedicated dog bathing facility in Hässleholm or its surrounding area, but the Swedish Right of Public Access means that your dog can swim anywhere except at the public bathing places. Examples of places where this is possible are: Guldkusten (Finjasjön) and Lursjöbaden (Hästveda, in a specially designated place).

     

    Read more about the Right of Public Accessexternal link, opens in new window


    A Golden retriever is smelling at a mushroom that stands nicely in the moss.

    Photo: Ingmar Kristiansson

  6. When is Hästveda Fair?

    The traditional family market in Hästveda dates back to the latter half of the 19th century. The market is held the second week in July (Wednesday and Thursday) every year. The popular animal market is always on the Thursday morning from 07.00-14.00.  


    Horses for sale at Hästveda fair.

    Hästveda Fair. Photo: Helén Clargården

  7. Where can I go hiking and overnight in nature?

    Magic nature experinces in Hässleholm

    Hässleholm municipality has a rich and varied range for those who love outdoor activities and hiking experiences. Here are both shorter walking paths and exercise trails as well as longer half and full day options. You can hike in the same nature area for several days at a time if you want. For example, in the magical rooms at Hovdala Hiking Center there is a piece of Scanian nature and culture at its best!


    Hiking areas around Hässleholm


    The overnight is a part of the adventure

    At Hovdala Hiking Center you can stay overnight at the campsite "Between dusk and dawn" with three unique architect-designed windshields named Birk, Birka and Ronja. Here, next to the Tree House, lonely hikers as well as families or smaller groups can pre-book a night in the shelters. You may get the feeling of how it is to stay inside a birch trunk. With a nice view out of the lake Finjasjön and parts of the nature area it will be an experience to remember.


    Hovdala Hiking Centre

    At Hovdala Hiking Centre there are also two traditional wind shelters - at Hässleholmsgården, two kilometers from the centre of Hässleholm, and at the ridge Göingeåsen in the eastern part of the nature area, with lovely views towards the evening sun.


    Pre-book the shelters Birk, Birka och Ronja
    Wind shelters at Hovdala Hiking Centre


    Skåneleden Trails

    Along Skåneleden trails there are wind shelters at following sites:


    North-south-trail:

    Hässleholmsgården, about 2 kilometres from the centre of Hässleholm
    Olastorp, north of Hässleholm
    Lillsjödal, south of Hässleholm


    Coast-Coast-trail:

    Hårsjö, west of Vittsjö
    Ubbalt, east of Vittsjö
    Verum, east of Vittsjö


    In Vedema recreation area, north of Hässleholm, there are two plain overnight cabins to stay in for free. Skåneleden trail North-south passes Vedema.


    Vedema recreation areaexternal link, opens in new window

    Skåneleden trails external link, opens in new window


    Stay in a tent

    You may stay in a tent for a night or two in the countryside. Remember not to distroy anything in nature and to pitch the tent in a suitable place – in other words, where farming is not carried on and not too close to a residence. Indeed, the greater the risk of disturbing someone, all the greater reason there is to ask for permission.

     

    Allemansrätten - the Right of Public Accessexternal link, opens in new window

     

     

    Two of the unique wind shelters at Hovdala which are nicely embedded in a birch grove.

    Stay the night in the unique wind shelters at Hovdala. Photo: Ingmar Kristiansson

  8. When are the Medieval Days at Hovdala Castle?

    Always on Friday and Saturday in the week of the Ascension Day except from this year due to

    Covid 19.


    Medieval Days and the Knights´ Tournamentexternal link, opens in new window


    Is there a bus service to Hovdala Castle and the Hiking Centre?

    From May 1 to September 30 2020 you can go from Hässleholm C to Hovdala castle with a
    pre-booked taxi. You have to book your trip at least two hours before departure. Please call Skånetrafiken at phone number: +46 (0)771-77 44 99.


    If you plan to travel early in the morning it is recommended to book the trip the day before. If you travel in a group consisting of more than four persons you will have to book the trip five days in advance.


    You can also take the city bus no 3 (green bus) "Stadsbuss" from Hässleholm C to Tormestorp. The last bus stop is Spraglerödsvägen and from here it´s a 2 km walk over Äspehöjden along Posta Nilla's trail further down to the castle.


    Timetable for bus no 3external link, opens in new window



    Two knights with their horses in a tournament at Hovdala castle.

    The knights´ tournament at Hovdala castle. Photo: Elaine Karlsson

  9. Parking in Hässleholm

    Is there a long time parking lot in Hässleholm?

    There is a long time parking lot in connection with the train station in the centre of Hässleholm. It is situated at Magasinsgatan, west of the train station. Maximum 7 days.

     

    For unlimited amount of days there is a parking space at Kaptensgatan 2, at Norra Station, west of the train station.


    The communities in Hässleholm municipality, that can be reached by train, also have long term parking lots. These communities are Sösdala, Tyringe, Vinslöv, Bjärnum and Ballingslöv.


    Where can I park for free in the centre of Hässleholm?

    Tivolibacken (the intersection Brogatan/Snickaregatan), parking maximum 15 days.

    Kvarnbacken (at the folk museum park Hembygdsparken) with entrance from Österåsgatan, parking maximum 24 hours.

     

    Learn more about parking in Hässleholmexternal link


    Vy över parkeringen vid Norra Station med många bilar parkerade och med järnvägen i bakgrunden.

    Vy över parkeringen vid Norra station, Hässleholm. Foto: Christian Andersson

  10. Several caravans and mobile homes are parked at Vittsjö campingsite next to the lake.

    Beautiful camping possibilities for mobile homes next to water in Vittsjö. Photo: Exakta Creative

  11. Are there any second hand shops or flea markets (loppis) in Hässleholm?

    There are plenty of flea markets (loppis) and other shops that sell second hand items in the area of Hässleholm. It is good choice to buy sustainable and think about the environment!


    Flea markets and second hand shops in HässleholmPDF


    A shop in the countryside that sell second hand has opened its gates for visitors.

    Photo: Adseke Loppis

  12. When is the raft in Helgeå river available?

    Viåeleden is a popular hiking trail east of Vittsjö in the northern part of Hässleholm municipality. You are only able to walk the whole trail round when a raft is placed in Helge å river (near Skeingeborg).


    Normally, the raft is in water between the middle of May to the end of October. However, this depends on weather and can vary from one year to another.



    A raft in Helge å river at Vieåleden trail.

    The raft in Helge å river at Vieåleden trail. Photo: Henrik Samevik

  13. What is Right of the Public Access?

    In Sweden we have a unique opportunity to roam freely in nature. You make use of the right of public access when you go for a walk in the forest, paddle a canoe or just sit on a rock and think. In order for everyone to enjoy nature, we need to take care of both nature and wildlife an show consideration for landowners and others who are outdoors.

     

    We can sum this up with the phrase ”Don’t disturb – don’t destroy”. Take notice of how to act when doing different kinds of activities:


    Allemansrätten - The right of public accessexternal link, opens in new window


    Two girls taking a break in the grass next to a lake.

    Enjoy the Swedish nature and wildlife. Photo: Johan Funke

  14. When is the Tree House open?

    Hovdala Tree House is primarily a conference centre designed for groups of 25 people. In the summer months it is a café and from here you get a magnificent view out over Finjasjö lake and parts of Hovdala Nature Area.


    The tree house is situated in a beech forest opening approximately 2,5 kilometres from Hovdala castle. If you want to walk here from the castle you can follow the trail signs to the west up the hills - along Hovdalaleden trail / Jakten på Gullspira trail (orange or white signs).


    Opening hours for Hovdala Tree Houseexternal link, opens in new window


    Hovdala Tree house is situated in a beautiful setting in a beech forest.

    Hovdala Tree house in beautiful setting. Photo: Sven Persson/swelo.se

  15. Where can I go fishing?

    There are many excellent opportunities for fishing in Hässleholm municipality - in lakes, rivers or "put & take". A fishing permit is required for most waters.


    Map and information about fishing possibilites in Hässleholm areaPDF


    Three men in a boat are fishing in Finjasjön lake.

    Go fishing by boat is the best way in Finjasjö lake. Photo: Johan Funke

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