World Heritage Site: the High Coast area
The High Coast World Heritage Site area displays the on-going rebound process of the Earth's crust, due to the previous depression of the inland ice sheet. In the landscape, the successive, relative lowering of the sea level is expressed through the formation of shore line features. The highest situated field of wave-washed boulders reaches c. 260 metres above sea level, whereas the highest shoreline in the area is recorded at 286 metres. Högklinten Nature Reserve. In the background the Bothnian Sea is visible.
Last reviewed 2020-09-22