Year-round in Båstad

See and do

Båstad has so much more than just tennis, golf, festivities and luxurious sandy beaches. The area also holds a wide array of magnificent experiences in nature, as well as forays into a wealth of art, culture and history. And even though we love the vibrant summer, Båstad is even more beautiful when the busiest season has subsided. It’s not easy to explain, but we know exactly how it feels, and we’re certain that you’ll feel it, too. It’s simply a feeling of happiness and well-being.


Cycling on the Bjäre Peninsula

Boost your bike training with a training camp in Scandinavia’s best cycling destination. The Bjäre peninsula’s winding and uncrowded roads are the perfect place for a cycling trek. Whether you are an elite competitor or a leisurely everyday cyclist, there is something here for you. Make your way through the majestic fields and stunning beechwood forests, knowing that you’re never too far from a magnificent sea view. Plus, the mild climate means that it’s bike season here all year long.

On our cycling site you will find suggestions for routes that are great for both road bikes and MTB.

If you are a mountain bike enthusiast, check out a little inspiration here:


Play golf on the Bjäre Peninsula

Northwest Skåne is a paradise for golfers. The only place with a denser concentration of links is Florida! The Bjäre Peninsula boasts five 18-hole courses and a 9-hole course — each one withs its own unique character.

Hotel Skansen works with Båstad GK and Bjäre GK, where we will gladly help you book time on the course.

Båstad GK’s two courses are located on beautiful hilly terrain. The Old Course is Sweden’s second oldest 18-hole course — a genuine classic to play on. The New Course has played host to many international competitions. Bjørre GK’s 18-hole course is an absolute gem, and definitely not to be missed. Situated in rolling hills on a high ridge, it offers absolutely stunning views of the sea.

Looking for some tips on the golf course? Check out the golf school at our sister hotel, Torekov Hotel:


Inspired by Bjäre

People have called the Bjäre Peninsula home since ancient times, and you can see the traces of these bronze-aged people all over the place. The former inhabitants leave their mark all over the countryside, in the form of burial mounds, engravings, and petroglyphs. The area’s modern history has centered around the emergence of the bathing resort and Ludvig Nobel’s love for Båstad. If you are interested in history, Båstad is an exciting and scenic experience to explore and discover the past.

If you prefer something a little more contemporary, we’ve also got you covered. Nearby are numerous galleries and art studios. During Konstrundan, an amazing annual event here in Båstad, you have the opportunity to visit artists and craftspeople in their homes, getting a peek into their lives and workshops. On Aghardsgatan in central Båstad lies the studio of the legendary textile artist Märta Måås-Fjetterströms, where unique carpets are still woven by hand.

In the middle of Bjäre, in the village of Svenstad, Birgit Nilsson’s family farm is lovingly nestled among scenic hills and pastures. It was here that La Nilsson grew up and worked on the family farm, all while she dreamed of a future in the world of the song. Today the farm stands as a museum, tended to according to Birgit’s wishes, where memories of her childhood and her unrivalled opera career are preserved.

Music enthusiasts should not miss the Båstad Chamber Music Festival, which is organized every summer.


Play tennis in Båstad

Skansen’s Tennis Club is one of Europe’s most attractive tennis facilities. The concourses are directly next to Hotel Skansen and overlook the harbor, beach and sea.

Skansen Tennis Club
At the Skansen Tennis Club, you can book courts and training sessions at our well-maintained and attractive tennis courts. The Club is run by Hotel Skansen and Rikard Bergh. Bergh is a well-known name in tennis circles, both in Sweden and internationally, having won titles in the Swedish Open, played in the Davis Cup, and reached the semifinals in Wimbledon.

Rikard Bergh
Rikard has worked as the coach for a number of ATP players and has 15 years of experience in various tennis clubs all over the world. Bergh has won the Swedish Open twice, has played in the Davis Cup, and was a semi-finalist at Wimbledon. We warmly invite you to book a training session or series of sessions with Rikard, who has extensive experience training players across many skill levels and in various degrees of competition.

Courts, tennis lessons and events
The Skansen Tennis Club offers training sessions with Rikard Bergh, or you can rent several of the amazing concourses that overlook the beach and sea. We are also happy to arrange corporate tournaments as well as tennis camps for guests and clubs upon request. We have extensive experience with both large and small events, and are happy to assist however we can.

There are six tennis courts to choose from, with the crown jewel being the prestigious center court — it’s quite a thrill to play the game in the same spot where superstars such as Björn Borg, Mats Wilander, Robin Söderling and Rafael Nadal have also volleyed and won.

Court rentals: From 200 SEK/hour.
Tennis lessons: 850 SEK/hour, which includes balls and access to the court.

Reserve a tennis court via the Hotel Skansen reception desk. You can reach them via email at or by phone at +46 (0)431-55 81 00.
Training sessions and events can be booked through Rikard Bergh. You can reach him via email at or by phone at + 46 (0)733-950243.

Seasonal availability
Tennis season lasts from May to September for our outdoor courts. During the winter months, you can play on the fine indoor courts in the Båstad Sportcenter.



A journey by the sea

We welcome you to a rare and beautiful place, with a wealth of hiking trails, activities, experiences and enjoyment. Over 130 kilometres of hiking trails can be found around the Bjäre peninsula. The combination of the hilly landscape of Hallandsåsen and the sea all around you gives you breathtaking views, magical beechwood forests and sparkling waters.

At the hotel you can take Båstad’s own hiking map, with suggestions for 18 different scenic hiking tours.

A little inspiration for your hiking can be found here:


Visit Norrviken Gardens

Norrviken is a fantastic and beautiful place, highly recommended to all of our visitors, both young and old.

Famous for its gardens in many different styles, Norrviken was created by Rudolf Abelin in the early 1900s. A visionary who was inspired by various countries and eras, he gave each garden its own special character. The gardens offer an experience for all the senses.

In the middle of the park is the newly restored Villa Abelin, an incredibly beautiful building where you can appreciate the fine dining of Orangeriet restaurant and Salamander café & bar. Summer exhibitions are also available to visit here.

At sea

Sailing and water recreation

Båstad has been host to a wide range of international sailing competitions in recent years. Laholmsbukten offers ideal conditions for many sea sports, and the recurring Sailing Week attracts all sorts of events both on land and at sea.

Speedcats, sailing school, or SUP (stand up paddle) can all be found in Båstad Harbour. Groups can hire fast R.I.B boats and experience the coast at thrilling speeds. You can also find places to go wave and wind surfing. At the Kattvik harbour, you can hire a small fishing boat with inboard engine and take her out for a leisurely fishing trip. Coastal trout fishing is popular during early spring, and in Stensån you can go both fly and reel fishing.

Boat trips with seal safaris originate from Torekov or Båstad, offering amazing nature experiences that go well beyond the usual.

Check out some helpful tips from our sister hotel in Torekov:


Experience the cinema in Båstad

Båstad has a proud culture of fine cinema, and is the host of a high quality film festival.

The Lilla Filmfestivalen in Båstad begins in August each year. The festival was started by Bo Widerberg in 1996, and since its inception it has shown quality films from around the world.

Bio Scala is located in the middle of the village, just above Hotel Skansen, and shows films all year round.

If you want to experience some of the most famous locations in the history of the film, you can head to Hallands Väderö (Hallands Weather Island), where Ronja Rövardotter screamed for spring in a forest full of flowers. Or head over to Hov’s Hallar, the scene of the chess game in Ingmar Berhman’s classic film, The Seventh Seal. Or why not follow Johannes Brost’s footsteps in Båstad from Avalon, or take a bath at the pier in Torekov like Mickan in Solsidan?

Here you can book your stay. Please contact us by e-mail or phone if someone in your party has special dietary or disability needs, so we can make necessary arrangements prior to your arrival.

We always recommend booking reservations in advance, to ensure your visit will be as good as possible. Please tell us if someone in your group has a special diet or allergies so we can ensure that we will make something they can enjoy.

Here you can make your request for spa treatments. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us by e-mail or phone.

The spa area offers both comfortable and relaxing baths and treatments for your well-being.
If you want to book an entire package with accommodation and dinner you will find this here.

Here you can book your stay. Please contact us by email or phone if someone in your party has special dietary restrictions so that your meals can be a nice experience.

No two meetings are created equal. Contact us and we will make sure that you get everything exactly the way you want.