We built this website about Ullared because the information available online about Ullared is sparse. We travel a lot, and so do our English speaking friends. We want them to know as much about Ullared, Halland, and Gekås as our Swedish friends do. This website is brand new, but we will add more content as we go along. Feel free to help us out.
Expand the knowledge of Ullared and its surroundings to more English speaking travelers.
In the late 19th century, construction of two railways began. The Falkenberg Railway ran from Falkenberg to Limmared and Ullared was a stop along the way. The railway closed around 1960 and in it’s place is now a bike path known as Pyttebanan.
When the railway station shut down around 1960, the path that used to hold the rail tracks was converted to a hiking and biking path. This stretches 48 km (30 miles) and is now a popular destination for hikers, walkers, trail runners, bikers, mountainbikers, etc.
The superstore Gekås was founded by Göran Karlsson, which has become the main visitor attraction in Ullared.
During the 1950s, several parish-sized municipalities in the area merged, reformed and later joined the larger Falkenberg municipality in 1971.
The city council adopted a new plan to designate a specific area for building of residential homes, while another area will be for retail shopping.
On 25 July 2011, the Gekås store was visited by 29 500 customers in a single day.
You don’t have to shop until you drop! There are other things to do in Ullared than just shopping. How about taking a break for lunch or fika?
Located in the southwest of Sweden, Ullared is almost on the west coast, but not really. It’s close to the coast but still inland. Therefore, it’s a hybrid climate with lots of weather fluctuations. Relative to the region’s climate in general, the summers can be very hot and the winters extremely cold. Winter swing cycles of rain and snow are common, and so are summer thunderstorms. Be prepared for that when packing for your visit to Ullared.
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