Gullbergtuva summit reaches 463 meters above sea level. From here you will experience wonderful views of Dalana and Magma Geopark. On this hike you will meet a type of granite called charnockite. This is the only type of rock named after a person – Job Charnock who was the founder of Kolkata in India.
Gullbergtuva in Lund (Duration: 1-3 hours)
The rocks here were formed very close to the top of the 7 kilometer thick Bjerkreim-Sokndal layered intrusion. The rocks here are charnockite that contains nine minerals, including significant amounts of quartz. There are a few blocks of other rock types that are enclosed in the charnockite. These represent fragments of roof rocks that fell into the crystallizing magma.
The climb to the top of Gullbergtuva is rewarded by reaching an impressive cairn and with amazing views over Dalane and Magma Geopark. The summit is at 463 meters above sea level. The view to the north and northwest shows bare, rounded, rocky outcrops that form the quartz-bearing charnockitic rocks at the top of the layered intrusion. These roof rocks extend across the lake Dybingsvatnet and continue as far as 10 kilometers to the southeast.
Near Røyseland farm, blocks of rocks that were left behind by melting glaciers at the end of the last Ice Age have been used in inventive way. The father of the present owner of the farm built a ski jump using these rocks during the last century.
You can access Gullbergtuva from E39 in Eide, turning along road 501 towards Hauge. Exit towards Røyseland and follow the road to Dybing. Continue for 2 kilometers and you will reach a parking area on the right.
Leaflet at: https://issuu.com/magmageopark/docs/gullberg