Global Network of National Geoparks

Lauhanvuori-Hämeenkangas UNESCO Global Geopark

Celebrating Earth HeritageGeology of the area consists of four distinct elements: the Palaeoproterozoic granitic bedrock, the Ediacaran sandstone remnant of Lauhanvuori, the Palaeozoic to Quaternary multi-layered sediment cover and the Holocene peatlands. These elements tell the story of development of the landscape from an Alpine type mountain range 1900 million years ago to the flat, mire- cov...

Saimaa UNESCO Global Geopark

Celebrating earth heritageSaimaa is the largest lake in Finland and the 4th largest in Europe. Saimaa Geopark tells the geological story of Saimaa: an expansive lake area with fragmented and ancient bedrock reshaped during the ice age. Uneven uplift and tilting has shaped its shoreline, outlet channels and directions of water flow. Over the many phases of its history, the Saimaa area has developed...

ROKUA UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK

Celebrating Earth HeritageRokua UNESCO Global Geopark is situated in Northern Finland, about 200 km south of the Arctic Circle between the cities of Oulu and Kajaani.The UNESCO Global Geopark geosites tell the story of the gradual development of the terrain from below a kilometer-thick ice mass to the deep bottom of the ancient Baltic Sea and further via an island and shore stage to become the pre...