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GEOfood is approved as an official trademark

GEOfood is approved as an official trademark Magma Unesco Global Geopark is glad to announce that GEOfood has been approved as an official European Trade Mark from the European Intellectual Property Office! It has been a long journey from 2015, and there was put in a...

New employee!

New employee! It’s with great joy that we are welcoming Kjell Andreas Heskestad to the Magma team. Kjell Andreas is employed in a project position partially financed by Innovasjon Norge. He’s got substantial background in farming, various boards and...

Join a photo contest!

Join a photo contest! Now you have a chance to show the best that Magma Geopark has to offer! EU project Ruritage initiated a photo contest to set focus on local food, people and activities in the geopark, as well as natural and cultural heritage. Our photos will...

New website about geoparks in the world

New website about geoparks in the world Ever wanted to know more about geoparks? Global Geopark Network has launched a website where they present information about geoparks in an easy and comprehensible way. The page aims to promote the Global Geoparks Network as...

European Geoparks Week 2020

European Geoparks Week 2020 The European Geoparks Week, taking place at late May early June each year, is a European – wide festival of Geoparks aimed at raising public awareness of geoconservation and promotion of the geological heritage as well as events aimed at...

RURITAGE online General Assembly

Magma Geopark is one of the partners within the RURITAGE project, financed by European Commission which aims to develop strategies for rural regeneration within valorization of natural and cultural heritage. Magma, since the beginning, has been chosen to host the...

Old mining site at Hidra open for visitors

Old mining site at Hidra open for visitors There has been done some work currently in order to open one of the old mines on Hidra so that one can visit it safely. The mine that is made available is called the Urstad mine. The mine entrance has been cleaned and a...

Via Ferrata Migaren is open again!

Via Ferrata Migaren is open again! We would like to share great news that Migaren Via Ferrata is open again, after a thorough round of maintenance work. We have experienced and certified guides in Magma, that can take you on a one-of-a-kind climbing tour with a...

Magma Geopark got the Eco-lighthouse certificate!

Magma Geopark got the Eco-lighthouse certificate! Sustainability is one of the key areas in Magma Geopark’s work, which is why we chose to initiate the process to get an Eco- Lighthouse certification earlier this spring. This means that we have gone through our...

GGN presents: 1st Film Festival!

Global Geopark Network presents the 1st Film Festival! Are you a filmmaker working inside the municipality of Eigersund, Flekkefjord, Lund, Bjerkreim or Sokndal?  Would you like to tell a story related to the wonderful unique town or village you are living in? We are...

Treasure hunt in Magma Geopark!

Treasure hunt in Magma Geopark! Download the educational outdoor science game from Magma Geopark – TeachOUT, collect points and experience the local environment in new ways. We have prepared 6 routes in Eigersund kommune that are now available for exploring: ...

Magma geopark presents the GEOfood MANIFESTO!

Magma geopark presents the GEOfood MANIFESTO! The GEOfood MANIFESTO has been developed in the course of the last three months by Magma Geopark team with the support of Naturtejo UNESCO Global Geopark and thanks to the cooperation with the Future Food Institute. The...

Visit from Sunnhordland geopark

Visit from Sunnhordland geopark On January 21 and 22, Magma Geopark was visited by our colleagues in Geopark Sunnhordland. An educational and inspiring meeting where we focused on exchanging experience and bests practice. Representatives from a potential new UNESCO...

Map of UNESCO designation in Norway

You may have known that Norway has eight places on UNESCO’s World Heritage List – but did you know that we also have three geoparks and two creative cities? Have a look at the map and find out where the other UNESCO Global Geoparks of Norway are located....