Leka - Norway’s Geological National Monument
Leka is Trøndelag’s northernmost municipality and was designated as Norway’s Geological National Monument. The red serpentine mountains and the special geology makes this island one of Norway’s most beautiful and most distinctive. Join us on a journey into the Earth’s interior.
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Join us on a journey into the Earth’s interior
What in the world could be going through your mind, as you stand there and gaze upon a landscape consisting of granite in hues of grey, red and yellow ? The history of Leka’s geology began more than 500 million years ago, and involves continents colliding and an island that was tilted over on its side. This incurred in such a manner that you can now trace the layers upward along the oceanic crust all the way to the Earth’s interior.