The High Coast was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2000. The World Heritage Site was expanded with Kvarken Archipelago in FInland in 2006. The High Coast and Kvarken Archipelago is the best place to visit to experience and understand the land uplift and the traces of the latest ice age.
The Justification of the World Heritage Committee
The site is one of the places in the world that is experiencing isostatic uplift as a result of deglaciation. Isostatic rebound is well-illustrated and the distinctiveness of the site is the extent of the total isostatic uplift which, at 285 m, exceeds others. The site is the ‘type area’ for research on isostasy, the phenomenon having been first recognised and studied there.
http://varldsarvethogakusten.se/ – in English and Swedish
https://highcoastkvarken.org/ The joint web portal for The High Coast/Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. In English, Finnish and Swedish.
The National Park of Skuleskogen – a significant part of the High Coast.
Photo: Bengt A. Lundberg, National Heritage Board, 2002
Trysunda – at the natural heritage the High Coast.
Photo: Jan Norrman, National Heritage Board, 1988