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Larvik

Gea Norvegica UNESCO Global Geopark

Larvik is part of the Gea Norvegica UNESCO Global Geopark. The geology and natural history of the area are of international importance and so exciting that it has received a UNESCO award.

In the season from May to September, there are free guided tours in the Geopark. The geopark is a limited area of ​​3.000 square kilometer and is in Telemark and Vestfold county, and includes the municipalities of Larvik, Bamble, Kragerø, Nome, Porsgrunn, Siljan and Skien.

At various geo-locations you can discover for yourself, and gain an increased understanding of, the dramatic events that have helped to shape the landscape.

The landscape in Larvik is characterized by the rugged landscape that a bedrock of larvikite often provides. Along the coast, the larvikite has been scoured by the ice that lay over the land during the last ice age. The result is the fine rocky cliffs that dominate the Vestfold coast.

Larvikite can only be found naturally in the Larvik area, and when you see this popular ornamental stone, cut and polished, with its beautiful play of blue colors on everything from wall facades on large buildings to worktops in kitchens and bar counters, you know it comes from Larvik. Larvikite is valued and in demand far beyond Norway's borders.

Source: Visit Vestfold

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Gea Norvegica UNESCO Global Geopark

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