World record holder in land uplift
The High Coast being home to the world’s most dramatic land uplift after the inland ice retreated is one of the primary reasons for the area being named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO at the turn of the millennium. The world record has been measured at the top of Skuleberget, where the ancient coastline is now a total of 286 metres above sea level.
In addition to Skuleberget, Norrfällsviken, Skuleskogens National Park, Trysunda, Sörleviken and Högklinten are all exciting places to visit. You will find till-capped mountains, gigantic cobble fields, cut-off coastal inlets and smooth rocky shorelines scarred by glacial striations. These natural phenomena are unique on Earth and evidence of the land uplift experienced in the area after each Ice Age. The area is also home to Sweden’s highest island, Mjältön, that juts 236 metres out of the sea, and the Baltic Sea’s deepest point, Ulvödjupet, measuring 293 metres deep.
Currently, the High Coast is rising at a rate of 8 mm each year, so it continues to reach for the sky.