Halle­berg is the nort­hern­most one of the twin mountains Hal­le­berg and Hun­ne­berg. It stret­ches towards Lake Vänern to the north and is sepa­ra­ted from Hun­ne­berg by a val­ley 500 metres wide. The nort­hern part of the mountain is cal­led Hal­lesni­pen. The hig­hest point of Hal­le­berg is at 155 metres abo­ve sea level. Like Hun­ne­berg, Hal­le­berg con­si­sts of sand­sto­ne, alum sha­le, and dole­ri­te and lacks the limesto­ne and clay sha­le lay­ers found in most other tab­le mountains. The dole­ri­te lay­er is very thick, however, up to a max­i­mum of 60 metres. The dole­ri­te slo­pes give the mountain its cha­rac­te­ristic appea­ran­ce and favour a very spe­ci­al flo­ra and fauna.

Hal­le­berg is regar­ded by some as the site of Val­hal­la, the resi­dence of the gods in Nor­se myt­ho­lo­gy. One part of the mountain is still cal­led Häck­lan, deri­ved from one of Odin’s names: Häckla­man.

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Three points of inte­rest at Halleberg

Hal­le­ber­g’s hillfort*

Ovan­da­len and Hallesnipen*

The cobb­le field at Grytet*

Pics from Halleberg