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Ritland crater - hike

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Walk to where a meteorite crash landed 500 million years ago.

The Ritland Crater is a unique natural site. In and around the crater, you can still find evidence of 500 million years of geological history, as well as traces of the impact itself, fossil-rich rock and rare mountain plants in e.g. Øyastølmyra nature reserve.

You need some fantasy to see the crater form in the landscape, but even if you are not a geologist, this is a beautiful hiking area.

There is also a permanent exposition about the crater in the Sande Næringsbygg, an office-building closeby the ferry terminal in Hjelmelandsvågen!


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General

Effort level
  • Easy
Landscape
  • Forest area
Season
  • All year
  • Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter

Outdoor Activities

Hiking
  • Marked trails
  • Short hikes (1-4 hours)

Plan Your Trip

Getting here
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Facts

Effort Level
Medium
Duration
1-4 hours
Lansdscape
Forest area
Season
Spring
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Hjelmeland, Norway
The latitude and longitude
59° 14' 14" N / 6° 25' 18" E
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