Båstad is a locality and the seat of Båstad Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden. It is located in a sheltered bay with the Hallandian ridge stretching behind it. Båstad is best known for its tennis tournament Swedish Open on the ATP Tour, held each summer since 1948.
Attractions in Bastad include the Birgit Nilsson Museum and the Norrviken Gardens, which were chosen in 2006 as Sweden’s most beautiful park and the second most beautiful in Europe.
Things to See & Do
* Church of Bastad
* Norrviken Gardens
* Art galleries
* Central Square
* Birgit Nilsson Museum
Cruise Season – March - Oct
Currency – Swedish krona (SEK)
Language – Swedish
Population – 5,000 approx
Land Area – 6.27 km2
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – +46
Travel Links – There are three main airports in southern Sweden, Malmö Airport, Ängelholm-Helsingborg Airport and Kristianstad Airport.
The major ports of Scania are Trelleborg, Copenhagen Malmö Port and Helsingborg Harbour. Ferry connections across the Baltic Sea operate from several smaller ports as well.