Panoramic View! Predikstolen / Pulpit On Hallesnipen and beside Ovandalen & Ekebacken
The entrance to the pulpit is approaching when the light blue from the sea water begins to shimmer through the sparse foliage. The rock in behind is surrounded by trees at the mountainside. In the opposite direction stretches a wide field of view out over Lake Vänern. Here you stand and gaze into the inland sea with its clear blue water, which sometimes vary across to green. The ledge next to the precipice can easily give a sort of tingling in the stomach. It´s easy to observe how sharp the scree is near the leap.
Hallesnipen stands out as a wide old-growth dressed wedge in Vänern. In the sparse woods are many old oaks and pines with thick trunks. There are also plenty of fallen trunks. The intention is to let trees in this wild forest to get mature, die and moulder at their own pace.
On Hallesnipen are a variety of rare mosses and lichens. Lichen that otherwise only grow near the sea. They are here on Hallesnipen because the mountain stand out in Vänern and gives a climate like sea.
Perhaps it should be said that everything that grows here is protected, Hallesnipen is a nature reserve.
Once there in Vargön will road signs shows the way up to Halleberg. The pulpit is farthest away on the mountain where the road ends. There are both parking and turning point zone. The trail is marked in a good way from this point.
Summertime is the pulpit a popular destination for an excursion, for both Swedish and foreign tourists. The walk out to the viewpoint can be seen as a bit exciting and fun!
Here are sturdy footwear to prefer! The ground vary and sometimes both irregular and a little unsteady. The trail passes over stones, roots and narrow footbridges.
Sometimes can a steady hand be welcome for the elderly, because the terrain is a bit demanding.
Families must of course be aware of the height of fall out at the pulpit.
Strollers and wheelchairs are not useful for transportation in the area.
Initially starts the walk on a gravel path which ends relatively quickly and then the nature trail takes over. The walk leads to the northernmost point on Hallesnipen. The viewpoint is named Predikstolen (pulpit).
Walking trail is about 1.6 km.
Difference In Altitude
The walk out to the pulpit is slightly hilly. After a short distance from the starting point is an uphill, otherwise slope the terrain mostly downwards. The overall height variation is about 80 m.
Predikstolen: altitude over Vänern is about 60 m.
Here are some famous silhouettes in the landscape to be observed, against Dalsland.
The silo in Brålanda is a bright and clear spot in the middle of the countryside. The distance to the silo is approximately 17 km. Compass Direction: 340 degrees.
Hjortens udde is the far shore contour in Vänern to the northwest. The distance to the Hjortens udde is approximately 30 km.
The outline of Kroppefjäll stretches like a long ridge through the countryside to the west.
The rock on the pulpit is a really excellent place to sit on. Is the coffee with then it's just to enjoy!