Kosterhavet national park

Kosterhavets nationalpark | Kosterhavet national park in Sweden
Kosterhavet National Park, Ursholmen island, Sweden | Kosterhavet national park in Sweden
Koster August 2012 | Kosterhavet national park in Sweden
Contact between a dark-coloured tholeiitic dolerite dyke (about 1100 million years old) and light-coloured nebulitic migmatitic paragneiss (1800 million years old, Stora Le Marstrand Formation) in Kosterhavet National Park on Yttre Ursholmen island in the Koster Islands off the southwestern coast of Sweden. The rock association seen in the photograph belongs to the undeformed southernmost part of the Kattsund-Koster dyke swarm of the Kongsberg-Bamble-Østfold segment of the Sveconorvegian Province of the Baltic Shield.  | Kosterhavet national park in Sweden
Echinus esculentus in Koster, Sweden | Kosterhavet national park in Sweden
Kosterhavets nationalpark | Kosterhavet national park in Sweden
En hällristning med skepp (RAÄ-nr Tanum 6:1) vid Vitlycke i Tanums socken, Tanums kommun, Bohuslän, Västra Götalands län, Sverige. Hällristningen ligger 230 meter söder om den stora Vitlyckehällen (RAÄ-nr Tanum 1:1) och 270 meter sydväst om Vitlycke museums huvudbyggnad. Foto: Bengt Oberger | Kosterhavet national park in Sweden
Algae forest in Yttre Vattenholmen, close to Kosterhavet national park. Laminaria (in front), Fucus serratus (right) | Kosterhavet national park in Sweden
Kosterhavet National Park, Sweden | Kosterhavet national park in Sweden
Picture from the strait at the Koster islands, Strömstad municipality, Bohuslän, Sweden. | Kosterhavet national park in Sweden
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Our first dives in Sweden was a big surprise. We had no idea that it was so splendid in colors and had such and abundance of life underneath the surface. Even in the most frigid areas life thrives and it is our duty to explore it, show it to others and protect it for future generations. | Kosterhavet national park in Sweden
landscape in the Kosterhavet national park | Kosterhavet national park in Sweden
Sea anemone in the aquarium | Kosterhavet national park in Sweden
Photograph by: Thomas Eliasson, SGU
Date: 20080823

Place: Koster National Park, Sweden | Kosterhavet national park in Sweden
Kosterhavet National Park, Ursholmen island, Sweden | Kosterhavet national park in Sweden
Rocks scratched by glaciers during the last ice age, leaving grooves called striations in the Precambrian (Proterozoic) rock surface, at Kosterhavet National Park on Mörholmen island in the Koster Islands in Sweden. | Kosterhavet national park in Sweden
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National park in 🇸🇪 Sweden.

Kosterhavet National Park is a stunning coastal area in western Sweden, characterised by crystal-clear waters, rocky cliffs, sheltered coves and unspoilt beaches. The park is home to a wide variety of plant and animal life. There are plenty of hiking and cycling trails to explore, as well as opportunities for swimming, fishing and kayaking. The park is also home to a number of interesting historical sites, including the remains of a Bronze Age settlement and a 12th-century monastery.

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You can expect temperatures of around NaN° Celsius in August during the day in Kosterhavet national park.