About the site

The purpose of SGU’s web site is to provide information about our activities and disseminate knowledge about geology and its applications. Another goal is to make our geological information more accessible.

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Feel free to link to SGU’s web site, but please observe the following:

Do not use the SGU logotype when linking to our web site. We want to avoid any doubt as to who is responsible for the information on the web site where the link is located.

Design the link to ensure that our web site is not displayed in the frameset of another web site.


SGU information is covered by the Copyright in Literary and Artistic Works Act (1960:729). SGU information may not be modified in such as way that it is distorted or copyright is otherwise infringed.

You may make analogue print-outs of SGU information for your own use and distribute a few copies of analogue print-outs externally. You may also use SGU information in reports relating to your operations, consultative opinions or the like, also for external distribution.

In conjunction with publication or other use of SGU information SGU should be mentioned as follows: © Geological Survey of Sweden.


If you wish to use any of our illustrations, pictures or graphics, please contact SGU Customer Services:

Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU)
Customer Services
Box 670
751 28 Uppsala
Tel: +46 18 179000 (SGU switchboard)
E-mail: kundservice@sgu.se

English version

The English version of the web site is not an exact copy of the Swedish version. The pages that are translated into English are the ones you reach via the link "In English" at the top of every page (from the Swedish version). If you open a page that has not been translated into English, a pop-up window will appear informing you that the page has not been translated and a question about whether you want to open the English start page instead.

Your comments are welcome!

We continuously work to improve our web site. If you have questions or comments on our web site, please contact us. Send your comments or questions to webmaster@sgu.se.

Last reviewed 2020-10-16