Boulder terrain

There are vast boulder fields in the Kvarken Archipelago.
Photo: Tuija Waren

What: Large areas covered in boulders

How: The inland ice tore boulders loose from the bedrock and then scattered them randomly over large areas. The boulders can also be in piles.

Where to see: The southern part of the Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage area is known for its large boulder terrains like the one called Bergö gaddarna. However, it is difficult to see boulder terrains from near, as only talented boaters can manoeuvre in the so-called sea of rocks.

Fun fact: The name Bergö gaddarna means roughly translated “fangs of Bergö”.

Photo: Christoffer Björklund