In the Geopark area you will find geology ranging in age over a broad spread of about 1500 million years.
Believe it or not. There is actually marble in Porsgrunn, or almost then
Larvikite is well known throughout the world, since it is a very popular ornamental exterior stone in building. In 2008 Larvikite was named Norway’s national rock.
Gea Norvegica Geopark is the first European Geopark in Scandinavia. It is located in southeastern Norway, in the counties of Vestfold and Telemark.
Geologically the area may be described as "where the old Scandinavian geology meets the younger geology of continental Europe".
Nature's history book lies far outside of the living room door, and in order to read and understand the story, one needs some background knowledge. The Geopark's geology tells an exciting story that spans a period of 1500 millions years.
Visiting the Geopark area you can experience many exciting things. Within 8 municipalities which cover the Geopark area, there are a lot of activities throughout the year.
Mølen is part of one of the worlds largest natural monuments from the last ice age.
Kapitelberget is a 430 million years old fossil coral reef, with a medieval crypt church situated on top.
Rognstranda – a beach separating two geological worlds.
The rocks in Steinvika were formed about 461–451 million years ago. (Educational film)
The Geopark is limited by the administrative areas of the muncipalities Kragerø, Bamble, Porsgrunn, Skien, Nome, Siljan and Larvik