Location: The limestone quarry at Kinnekulle Photo: Platåbergens Geopark
table mountains geological wonders
Travel 1700 million years back in time Geology is history. The history of the earth. By visiting different geological sights in the table mountain landscape you can travel through time – several million years! In our area there are no less than fifteen table mountains where you can se both cranes, orchids, rich fens, alvar areas, ridges, cherry blossoms and diabase steeps. The mountains have been, and still are, an important resource that humans have used to survive. Without the mountains we would not have been able to build one of the oldest stone churches of the country in Varnhem. Neither would the monks have gone underground in Lugnås to make millstones. The landcape is full of stories that can bring us far back in time. Download the app Platåbergens Geopark to go on a journey back in time. The app will guide you through the landscape and tell you about the most interesting sights in the area. Geopark, what is that? A geopark is an area where you can find geological sights and landscapes with an international significance. The nine municipalities, where the fifteen table mountains are located, ar all part of the project ”Platåbergens Geopark” and hope to become the first geopark in Sweden.
Här hittar du ett urval av aktiviteter och sevärdheter i de 15 kommuner som ingår i området.