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Molen

Molen, Larvik 3296, Norway
+47 33 69 71 00
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landscape the iceage created

beautiful strange landscape walk for Young and Old Natural stone museum ENJOY THE SUNSET AND A... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
woziegl
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Larvik, Norway
Enjoy the sea and fresh air

If you enjoy the outdoors make room for a nice trip to this beautiful place. Remember it’s... read more

Reviewed December 14, 2017
mizmir
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Larvik, Norway
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Molen in Brunlanes is a national treasure and one of Larvik’s most popular attractions. Molen is Norway's largest beach of rolling stones, and it is a part of Vestfoldraet: the terrain left behind after the end of the most recent Ice Age 10.000 years ago. The cultural landscape of Molen, with its total of 230 cairns from the Iron Age, is one of the most majestic in Norway. The area has 16 large cairns, many up to 35 meters in diameter, with almost 200 small cairns in rows parallel to the shoreline. The cairns probably served as sea markers along the shipping lanes between different trading centres. This, combined with its striking natural beauty and position on the edge of the sea, makes it a must-see when visiting the area. You can enjoy a lovely view out to sea here and also study the beautiful species of stone called larvikite, a speciality for the Larvik area. Actually there are more than 100 different species of rock at Molen, and a total of 316 different bird species has also been found. The arrival and departure of the migratory birds is a real spectacle. Twice a year the migrants visit wonderful Molen, heading north in spring and eventually heading back south in autumn. In the summer of 2008 Molen was officially made into an UNESCO Geopark Area. If you want to get to Molen by manual means, the coastal path is easily accessible from either Helgeroa or Nevlunghavn.     
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Molen, Larvik 3296, Norway
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

beautiful strange landscape walk for Young and Old Natural stone museum ENJOY THE SUNSET AND A GOOD PICNIC WITH FRIENDS FAMILY

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Reviewed December 14, 2017 via mobile

If you enjoy the outdoors make room for a nice trip to this beautiful place. Remember it’s prohibited to remove stones from the beach. I Also recommend to bring enough clothes, it can become a little windy.

Thank mizmir
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Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

As you approach the beach from the car park there is a display of the different rock types found on the beach and a brief description of where they originated. This is an excellent place to demonstrate the power of ice to younger members of...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2016

Mølen is Norway's largest beach of rolling stones, and is a part of Vestfoldraet: the terrain left behind after the end of the most recent Ice age around 10,000 years ago. The wind and sea have lashed the landscape of Mølen for thousands of years,...More

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Reviewed August 20, 2016

This is a beautiful, unusual park, as the other reviews state. I want to emphasize for others that if you don't come by car it's a 2 kilometer walk from the bus stop (and back, but uphill then).

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Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Nice place to go with family. Never seen so many diferent stones in one place. It was good time for all of us.

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Reviewed August 1, 2016

I have visited the place many times, and every time it is different! There is something magic about it!

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Reviewed July 26, 2016

Viking graves, geology unique fauna, stunning nature and open horizon. It's possible to drive all the way but the best experience is to leave the car in Nevlunghavn and do the 30 min walk along the sea to this visible proof of the ice-age. What...More

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Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Mølen is a very popular place to visit for the locals and also for tourists. There is nothing else to do but to admire and to be a part of the mighty scenery. But that is also the point of it all. For the locals...More

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Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Lovely hike area! Walk around, don't just stay at the stone beach:) Cool Viking history! Bring food and Spend the day !!!

Thank Vecilie
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