Here are some of the most frequently asked questions:
The Right of Public Access gives everybody the freedom to roam the Swedish countryside. But there are some things you must keep in mind when you are out walking, camping, climbing, picking flowers or doing something else in the countryside. The basic rule is Do not Disturb - Do not Destroy!
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.
Always on Friday and Saturday in the week of the Ascension Day.
From May 1 to September 30 2021 you can take bus 535 to Hovdala Castle, but you need to pre-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 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. The bus service has the same fee as a regular bus, and can be paid with a Jojo-card that can be bought at Pressbyrån at the station in Hässleholm. You can not pay with cash on the buses. The bus arrives just outside the main gate.
You can also take the city bus no 3 (green) "Stadsbuss" from Fisktorget in Hässleholm 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.
The timetable for bus no 3 External link, opens in new window.
It is not possible to travel by bus to Tykarpsgrottan, only if you are prepared to stay overnight at the camping and travel back the next day. The trip is made by a taxi provided by Skånetrafiken, and you need to pre-book it at least two hours before departure at Skånetrafiken at phone number: +46 (0)771-77 44 99. If you travel during early 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 five days in advance. The bus service has the same fee as a regular bus, and can be paid with a Jojo-card that can be bought at Pressbyrån at the train station in Hässleholm. You can not pay with cash on the buses.
A regular taxi to Tykarpsgrottan costs around 400-500 SEK with return ticket.
The Tree House is primarily a conference centre designed for groups of 25 people. In the summer months, there from where you can get a magnificent view over Hovdala Nature Area and the Finjasjön lake. The café is open daily from12-17 during June 28 to August 15 (2021).
Normally, the raft in Helgeå 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. To view the status of the raft, please see the link below:
Hässleholm and its surrounding area has a lot to offer for hikers. At Hovdala Hiking Centre there are four round-trip trails suitable for either wholeday-trekking or you can choose a shorter part of each trail for only half a day. Finjasjöleden is 20 km long, Jakten på Gullspira is 21 km, Höjdarnas Höjdarled is 22 km and finally is I Posta-Nillas spår 26 km. A combination of the absolute best of nature, culture and historical experiences from these trips makes Hovdaleden which is 57 km long. Hovdalaleden is a part of Skåneleden´s North to south Trail.
In addition to these longer trails you´ll find some shorter alternatives. You can walk along "Europe´s rainforest" while keeping your feet dry thanks to Sweden´s longest alder marsh walkway of 1.6 km. Alslingan is in total 6 km. Dammslingan is 4 km and the Dog walker´s trail is 6 km.
Vieåleden, in the northern part of the municipality and east from Vittsjö, is 11 km long. You take yourself over the river Helgeå with the help of a rope raft (from the beginning of May until mid/end of September/October, depending on the wheather situation).
The Skåneleden trail "Coast to Coast" goes through Vittsjö, north of Hässleholm, and then turns south towards Vedema and Hässleholm on the "North to South" trail towards Hovdala Nature Area.
Other beautiful recreation areas are found at Vedema, located 10 km northwest of Hässleholm and at Möllerödssjö which is just east of Bjärnum, about 15 km north of Hässleholm.
Information about shelters for overnight stays, access to water etc. is available at Skåneleden's website External link, opens in new window.. Along the "North to South" trail in Hässleholm's municipality, there is a shelter at Hässleholmsgården, about 2 km from the centre of town. At Olastorp (north of Hässleholm) and Lillsjödal (south of Hässleholm), there are also windbreaks where you can spend the night. Along the "Coast to Coast" trail, there are windbreaks at Hårsjö (west of Vittsjö), Ubbalt (east of Vittsjö) and in Verum (east of Vittsjö). There are two basic overnight cabins by the Vedema recreational area External link, opens in new window..
At Göingeåsen along Höjdarnas Höjdarled at Hovdala Hiking Centre Pdf, 6.2 MB. there is a new-built windbreak, traditional type. Recently two unique shelters, Birk and Birka, have been built close to Hovdala Trädhus (Tree house). They are nicely embedded among birch trees with breathtaking views out of Lake Finjasjön and the nature area. These shelters have a soft, rounded shape and they are covered with birch to blend into the surrounding environment. Book an overnight stay after your walk in Birk and / or Birka, click here External link, opens in new window.
You can get a map of cycling roads and paths in the central parts of Hässleholm and the communities around, at the Infopoint in Stadshuset, Hässleholm (the Townhall). Would you like to download the map as a PDF file, you can click here. Pdf, 11.9 MB.
Hässleholm Tourist Information has created two suggestions of tours suitable for bicycling in the area - The Göinge Route which is
25-50 km, and the Northern Forest Route which is 45 km. The maps can be downloaded as PDF´s here:
The Göinge Route Pdf, 2 MB. and the Northern Forest Route Pdf, 1.9 MB.
In the forests around Hovdala Nature Area there is a MTB (mountainbike) trail which is 37 km. The trail is considered one of the best in Sweden. In Mölleröd, north of lake Finjasjön, there is a shorter trail of 7 km. You can get a map of the MTB trails from the shop at Hovdala Castle, or download the MTB maps here External link, opens in new window..
For you who want to take your bike for a longer trip you can go to Kristianstad and back to Hässleholm, which is approx 100 km. Either you go along road 21 eastwards on the cycling road or you can choose smaller roads along the pasture, through forests and smalller villages along Göingeåsen. On the map you can also see a proposal for a suitable way to go in the area around Finjasjö lake.
The map is available in print at the Infopoint in Stadshuset, Hässleholm or simply download the bicycle map as a pdf here Pdf, 5.4 MB. (text only in Swedish).
Is there a long time parking lot in connection with Hässleholm central station?
Kaptensgatan 6/ Norra Stationsgatan 2, External link. Maximum: 7 days.
Magasinsgatan 4, west of the central station. Parking garage. Maximum time: Unlimited amount of time.
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.
Tivolibacken (the intersection Brogatan/Snickaregatan), parking maximum 15 days.
Kvarnbacken (at the folk museum park) with entrance from Österåsgatan, parking 24 hours.
Parking place "Minnet" in the centre of Hässleholm, click here for a map
There are many excellent opportunities for fishing in Hässleholm municipality - in a lake, river or "put & take". A fishing permit is required for most waters.
Ren a boat when trying your fishing luck in some of our lakes, or try canoeing in Finjasjön, Lursjön or Vittsjön:
Tormestorps båtklubb, rowing boats: Phone Torsten at number +46 (0)451-149 43, (0)709-846 799
Lursjöbadens camping External link, opens in new window., rowing boats and canoes
Göran Bengtsson, rowing boat, phone at number: +46 (0)708-95 23 03
Pål Börjesson, båt och kanot, telefon: 0768-82 04 06
Vittsjö camping External link., rowing boats and canoes
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.
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