Department of Earth Sciences

Geotourism

Sea stacks (rauks) at Gamlahamn on Fårö, Gotland. An example of a Swedish geotourism destination.

The project Fostering geoturism on Central Baltic islands aims to increase public awareness about our common geoheritage. By preparing well-illustrated full-colour books/travel guides and educational video films and distribute them for example to museums, tourist informations, teachers and schools we hope to promote geological sites to a wider audience. The aim is that local authorities, tourism experts and agencies as well as educational leaders can use this increased awareness to develop and manage both site-specific and cross-border geotourism activities.

The project is financed by Interreg IVa and is a collaboration between Uppsala University and NGO Geoguide Baltoscandia in Estonia.

ContactSebastian Willman

 

The Kaalicrater in Estonia

The more than 100 metre large Kaalicrater on Saaremaa (Ösel) in Estonia was formed by a meterorite impact a few thousand years ago. Today a popular spot for geotourists.