Activities

  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Riding
  • Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Kajaking
  • Fishing
  • Educational tours

Magma Geopark

Magma Geopark cooperate with valleys Friluftsråd of several partners. MG has developed 5 Geopark geological itineraries, available in pdf :

Solbjorgnipa Jonsok Jibbeheia Hellersheia Gullberg

“Tops in Dalane,” is a program about top tours that is popular among the local residents. It offers each to a sample peaks to be climbed. The Norwegian Trekking Association offers cabins across the country, both hosts and where you must fend for themselves. More info on you homepage http://english.turistforeningen.no

Shetland Geopark

Shetland has over 1000 miles of coastline with scenery that is on par with some of the most beautiful areas in the world. The Shetland Islands Council maintains a network of accessible pathways to help you enjoy it. Check out Walk Shetland for suggested routes. The Geopark Shetland app for iPhone and Android introduces users to Geopark Shetland through Google maps populated with information about geological sites of interest. GPS triggering alerts users to key locations – a useful aid for people who want to explore Shetland’s fascinating geology for themselves and discover how it underpins the unique natural and cultural heritage of the islands.  Sites can be searched by geological theme and the app also includes three walking trails.  Available on iTunes and Google Play.

Stonehammer Geopark

Each of the 10 geosites offer visitors the ability to hike, whether on a self guided marked trail at the Irving Nature Park or on a guided interpretive hike at Fundy Trail Parkway.  If you enjoy hiking then Stonehammer Geopark is your destination.  We have a variety of options for you to explore.

Katla Geopark

There are many hiking routes in the Katla Geopark – Katla Geopark hiking maps will be found in the local information centres (from September 2013).

Blue Ice Explorer

South Greenland is by far the best choice for hiking in Greenland.  The landscape is diverse and miscellaneous over short distances. Tours can be made to fit all kinds of physique: There are easy hikes in the green and friendly landscape following the sheep tracks and gravel roads. Nearby, the large, pure wilderness welcomes the more experienced hiker. Here you find no trails, no bridges, and no signs of human being. Furthermore, you can hike from farm-to-farm, and stay overnight by a Greenlandic family. This gives you an extraordinary experience, of the life of a sheep farmer family in modern arctic. You can read all information about hiking in Greenland here: http://www.blueice.gl/facts_hiking.html If you are interested in a package where accommodation and necessary boat transfers are included; read here: http://www.blueice.gl/Easy%20hike_8days.html http://www.blueice.gl/Backpack_13days.html

Magma Geopark

With many small roads with little traffic, there are many fine cycling opportunities in the Magma Geopark.

Magma Geopark has disclosed a geobike tour, which is a bike trip, but with a geological twist. Along the bike route there are several stops where you can get information about the geological formations  if you bring with you the Geobike brochure.

Download the brochure:

Geobike

North Sea Road cycling is popular in Magma Geopark. Every year there are several tourists who visit the North Sea cycle route which passes through Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and the UK. Part of the route which extends through Magma Geopark can be found on the website:

http://www.northsea-cycle.com

Shetland Geopark

Shetland has over a thousand miles of smooth roads, with endlessly varied scenery and astounding views just waiting to be explored by the cyclist. Head winds can be a problem but traffic is light, making cycling a pleasure, particularly in those long 19 hours of midsummer daylight. Tracks and off-road terrain offer challenging mountain biking alternatives. Find out more at Cycle Shetland.

Stonehammer Geopark

Two of Stonehammer Geopark’s geosites offer bike rentals and guided tours.  If you want to bring your own bike there are many options available for you including some of the best Mountain Bike groomed trails in Canada in Rockwood Park.

Katla Geopark

On your own – you will be welcome to Katla Geopark

Magma Geopark

Magma Geopark is working in developing 5 riding routes crossing the area,in cooperation with the Friluftsråd organisations and local people.

Stonehammer Geopark

Located on the coast and on the Bay of Fundy, travelling Stonehammer Geopark on your motorcycle will provide you amazing vistas and opportunities for stopping and exploring within the 2500 sq km’s.

Magma Geopark

Several climbing routes are available in Magma Geopark. The most popular is the climbing route in Jøssingfjord!

Shetland Geopark

 Climb Shetland is Shetland’s rock climbing club. It has been around since 2004 developing the awesome sea cliff climbing potential around the islands. The club has about 30 members and new folk are always welcome! To find out what’s happening check out the Climb Shetland website forum.

For information on trad climbing, sport climbing, bouldering and sea stacks visit Shetland Climbing Info

Stonehammer Geopark

Have you ever climbed on 540 million year old lava rock?  You can at Rockwood Park, one of the ten geosites in Stonehammer Geopark.  Throughout the geopark there are areas for climbers to test their skills and be rewarded with amazing views.

Katla Geopark

Tourist can go mountain climbing and iceclimbing with local guides.

More info at: http://www.katlageopark.is/mountain-tours/

TORA Excursion

Here you find the program for the excursions in 2014 :

TORA offer 2014

Magma Geopark

In Magma Geopark find several lakes and rivers that can provide you with good paddling opportunities. You can choose between short day trip or longer trip lasting several days.

Shetland Geopark

One of the best ways to see Shetland is by sea.  Sea Kayak Shetland can help you explore Shetland’s fabulous coastline, sheltered voes, remote islands and abundant wildlife in peace and quiet with a qualified local leader – no experience necessary as trips are tailored to the ability of participants

Stonehammer Geopark

Stonehammer Geopark’s position on the Bay of Fundy, two river systems, and multiple lakes provides a visitor with many different opportunities for kayaking.  You can paddle an ice age river, inside a sea cave and near amazing waterfalls.  If you are daring, you can even paddle with whales.

Blue Ice Explorer

The word kayak originate from the Greenlandic word qajaq, and the kayak is a Greenlandic invention. So if you are a paddler, the true place to go kayaking is definitely Greenland. Kayaking in South Greenland is an experience beyond the usual. In fair weather, you silently float between icebergs with fantastic shapes and colors. Wherever you are, you find intense contrasts and beauty. Bright green meadows are rolling into the deep blue fjords. With the kayak packed, you obtain the absolute feeling of freedom, being able to go wherever you want to, and put up your tent for the night.

Notice however, that kayaking in Greenland is also quite challenging. Weather change occurs suddenly, and the sea temperature does not rise over 3 to 4 Celsius during the summer. Therefore, kayaking is only for experienced paddlers.

Read about rental of kayaks: http://www.blueice.gl/Sea-kayaking_price.html

 

Magma Geopark

The only place in Magma Geopark with escalators is in Bjerkreim. In Stavtjørn it is also nice trails for cross-country skiing, both for those who like sports and for those who like a quieter family time.

For more information: www.magmageopark.com

Stonehammer Geopark

During the winter months in Rockwood Park you can cross country ski or snowshoe on groomed trails with a guide or on your own.  The Moon Light trek is a favourite amongst locals

Katla Geopark

By request, more info at : http://www.katlageopark.is/mountain-tours/

Magma Geopark

You can find information on freshwater fishing in valleys by following the links below. Fishing licenses can be purchased at the website:  www.inatur.no

Shetland Geopark

Sea angling and trout fishing are both popular in Shetland.  The new Trout Fishing Brochure from Promote Shetland gives maps and details of more than 70 of the best angling locations in the islands, as well as information on boats, fish species and access.

Katla Geopark

Many of the best fishing rivers in Iceland are located in Katla Geopark both where it is possible to get a lisensce for salmon and trout angling.

See:  http://www.katlageopark.is/angling/

Blue Ice Explorer

In South Greenland, you find excellent arctic char and trout fishing. The numerous rivers around Eric’s Fjord are a paradise for anglers. Some of the rivers are clear and perfect for fly-fishing. Others are coming directly from the glaciers and therefore cloudier. Here it is better to use spinner, but in both cases, there is an abundance of fish! In June, the trout lives in the fjord. It swims close to the coastline, and can be caught from points and piers. However, from the middle of July to the end of September they enter the rivers. This is the high season for fishing in South Greenland.

Read more about fishing: http://www.blueice.gl/Fishing.html

Magma Geopark

Discover the unique landscape and geology in Magma Geopark through organised Educational Tour for groups and students.

You will learn about billions of years of geology and how it has created the nature around and the interaction between people that survive in this landscape since the last Ice Age.

Nature and cultural heritage will surprise you with amazing panorama and special flora and fauna, like sea eagles.

Shetland Geopark

Discover the varied and exciting geological features that Shetland has to offer with Shetland Geotours.

You will experience the beautiful and diverse geology, landscapes and archaeology of Shetland and have the chance to encounter some of our wonderful wildlife close up. A range of guided walks and tours are available.

Explore the spectacular wildlife and desert sandstones of Bressay and Noss with Seabirds-and-Seals.

Blue Ice Explorer

Step on board the Dunter III and see 20,000 gannets, 25,000 guillemots and hundreds of kittiwakes puffins, razorbills, black guillemots, shags and skuas up close. Discover an ancient desert environment, find out what the climate was like 370 million years ago and see traces of volcanic gas explosions, giant storms and rapid sea level rise.

Today sheep farmers are working on exact the same land as the Viking Eric the Red chose for his settlement more than 1000 years ago. Get the feeling of how beautifully old history and modern living are linked together on one of the trips to the historical sites.

Visit the historic site Brattahlid where Eric the Red built his farm, and his wife Tjodhilde introduced the first Christen church; Tjodhilde’s Church. See: http://www.blueice.gl/qassiarsuk.html

Visit Gardar – the Episcopal seat during the Norse period. See: http://www.blueice.gl/igaliku.html

TORA Excursion

Here you find the program for the excursions in 2014 :

TORA offer 2014