Hengjefjødd Ice-age Loop

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Hengjefjødd Ice-age Loop is a 14.2 kilometer loop trail located near Valle, Aust-Agder, Norway. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking.

14.2 km
728 m


Great scenic hike in highland terrain. You'll see many interesting landscape features dating back to the last ice age. Not hard to imagine that in geological terms, the area was still covered by glaciers recently. The last in a long series of ice ages lasted from 118.000-10.000 years ago. The reasons for the ice ages have to do with the earth's rotation, orientation of the earth's axis, changed oceanic currents and climatic factors scientists are still finding out of, like composition of the atmosphere. 8500 years ago the glaciers in this area had melted, leaving behind moraine ridges, boulders, polished baserock and fluvial deposits after enormous floods.