At Rognstranda they can see how the glaciers once moved across, and polished the surface of the old rocks, which today can be strolled upon, and their rocks and minerals can be studied in detail. On the beach they can experience how running water, companied by rolling waves, continuously forms and reforms the sands. If they are lucky, there are chances to find their first fossil amongst the rocks just here!
The place where the children are most likely to discover traces of old lifeforms, is in Steinvika near Langesund. This geopark site is also a great place for shorter hiking trips along different trails. The trail going from Steinvika to Tangen fortress is the most popular. Along the path, several discoveries await, and at the end you are greeted by a fantastic view of the coastline.
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Welcome to the geosite in Steinvika
Tangen Fort lies at the outermost point on Langesundtangen, south of the town of…
Workshop and gallery in Langesund.
Langesund customs warehouse as it stands today was erected in 1869.
Tollpakkboden is a log-built warehouse, the main part of which dates from the early 1700s.
The old guardhouse is now a customs museum, with artefacts found there from long ago.
Great hiking area near Rognstranda in Bamble. Beautiful forests and flora.
Bamble is dominated by two types of landscape with completely different geological…
The landscape with the escarpments, "flauane" in Norwegian, is characteristic of the…
The Olav church ruin (Skeidi church) are the ruins of a stone church built before 1150 in…
Bamble Church is a large wooden structure dedicated in 1845.
Gallery Grindbakken is a small and exciting gallery by the water's edge at Stathelle.
Valle, a gem of the archipelago with wealth of facilities, is located in the far south of…
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