Holiday homes in Halland
Halland, situated like a wide band along the Kattegat coast, includes the up to 226-metre high "mountain range", the Hallandsås.
It used to be hazardous to travel across the Hallandsås, as travellers faced the threat of attack from robbers who would hide in the dense, tough-to-negotiate terrain. During the 17th century, the Danish freedom fighters, the Snapphanes, hid in the area during their guerrilla war against the Swedes.
Since the 20th century, the trip has been relatively risk-free and in 2015 Sweden's longest railway tunnel was opened, running straight through the Hallandsås and thus substantially cutting travel times for train passengers.