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VARBERG

Varberg can mean the mountain where the cairn stood or the place as a foretold war and unrest from with the help of wheat

The location at Husabø points to the latter significance. The duty to keep a veteran goes back to Håkon the Good (King 934-961), and Varberg, who only rises 125 m.o.h. but having a formidable view, was a natural point to have wheat on) 

At the foot of the mountain, at the end of Øvre Prestegårdsvei, there is a small petroglyph field from the Late Bronze Age (ca. 1000 – 500 BC), where the motif is two ship figures. compass roses, one from the 17th century and one from the 19th century, testify to the importance of the summit for the navigation of earlier times. Using the compass rose, the wheat guards and others were able to calculate sailing data for enemy vessels at sea offshore. The pilots who from Varberg scouted for ships on their way to port pointed the direction with the compass rose and could gain an advantage over other pilots in the battle for assignments. A bunker from the days of the war also shows the importance of the top as a vantage point.

Opening hours

Varberg is open al the time

Adress

Varbergveien, Egersund