The rocks in Varvs­ber­get are the same as in the other tab­le mountains (base­ment, sand­sto­ne, alum sha­le, limesto­ne, clay sha­le, and dole­ri­te), but the mountain is part of the same limesto­ne pla­teau as Gerums­ber­get and Plan­ta­ber­get. The actu­al visib­le mountain thus con­si­sts only of clay sha­le and dole­ri­te. Varvs­ber­get is con­nec­ted to Gerums­ber­get to the south.

The name is deri­ved from the anci­ent vil­lage of Varv to the east of the mountain, but a num­ber of other names have been used throug­hout the cen­tu­ri­es: Får­dals­ber­get, Gran­ber­get, and Kungs­le­ba­ber­get. The­re are tra­ces of seve­ral anci­ent for­ti­fi­ca­tions here, such as the cast­le Lena­borg on the nort­hern slo­pe, whe­re Bir­ger Jarl resi­ded in the 13th century.

Pics from Varvsberget