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Excursion schedule:

Part A with emphasis on Paleoseismicity and Uplift

Day 0: Wednesday, July 30. Arrival to Umeå by air (or bus or train from Stockholm). Overnight-1 at Bothnia Hotel, Umeå. www.hotelbothnia.com

Day 1: Thursday, July 31. Morning gathering and introduction to today's program. Five paleoseismic events are recorded in the area occurring at 9428 vBP, 9293 vBP, ~9100 vBP, ~6000 cBP and at ~4000 cBP. The excellent liquefaction structures in Röbäck gravel pit including new magnetic analyses. Ice recession and paleoseismic events. Uplift and climate as recorded in the Lake Kassjön cores. Tunnel caves and fractured rock at Lidberget. The "Höga Kusten area" with visit to the Mt. Skuleberget +294 m. Marine Limit (the highest in the world). Discussing the sea level evidence from the area of the centre of uplift like the tectonics of this area. Overnight-2 at Höga Kusten Hotel with a magnificent view over River Ångermanälven, a classical area for uplift and varve chronology. www.hotellhoga-kusten.se

Day 2: Friday, August 1. Morning gathering and introduction to today's program with discussion of the base of the Swedish Varve Chronology and the shorelevel-displacement curve of Lidén, 1938. Travel to Hudiksvall. Investigations of the liquefaction structures at Gnarp and the kay site of Hög gravel pit. Visit to the Boda cave with 2600 m subsurface passages. The stratal sequence at Iggesund (trenching). Overnight-3 in Njutångergåren.

Day 3: Saturday, August 2. Morning gathering and introduction to today's program. Coring in Lake Svartsjön to demonstrate the 9663 vBP tsunami deposits. Visit to Hornslandet; its evidence of paleoseismicity including the Falkberget Fault. Records of explosive methane venting 2000 cBP. Records of multiple liquefaction phases at Hög and Myra. The varve 9663 vBP characteristics. Overnight-4 in Njutångergårdden with special entertainments and a dinner of local flavour. www.njutangersgarden.se

Day 4: Sunday, August 3. Morning gathering and introduction to today's program. Long drive to Stockholm. Investigations of the Mehedeby paleoseismic records (~10,000 BP), discussing new magnetic methods of studying liquefaction, the big 9800 BP event and the Forsmark tsunami event (2900 BP). The Holocene shorelines. Historical and cultural sites "en route", including Old Uppsala. The Haga Parken esker centre and De Geer's studies of varve chronology and ice retreat. "Leyall's Oak" and uplift. Overnight-5 at Grand Hotel in Saltsjöbaden right at the Baltic. Evening trip by boat in the archipelago.  

Day 5: Monday, August 4. Morning gathering and introduction to today's program. The E-W fault and multiple paleoseismic events, especially "the Autumn 10,430 vBP event". Fractured pot holes. The 1704 water-mark. The Olivelund standard section of liquefaction structures. The liquefaction sites at Turinge and new paleomagnetic analyses. Violent paleoseismics in the Turige gravel pit (3 events). Overnight-6 in Mariefred. Introduction to the history of Gripsholm Castle and the Mariefred area. www.redcross.se/gripsholm

Day 6: Tuesday, August 5. After breakfast the bus will take the participants directly to Stockholm Central Railway Station for individual travel to Oslo by train or by air.


Part B with emphasis on Sea level changes and Climate

Day 0: Thursday, August 14. Individual travel to Stockholm by train or by air.

Day 1: Friday, August 15. The bus will collect all participants at the Central Railway Station in Stockholm at 09.00 am (on Klarabergsviadukten in front of the Arlanda bus terminal and opposite the railway station; maps will be handed out in Oslo). Introduction to today's program in the bus. Walk along "The Track of the Mind" with multiple shore levels (e.g. the +80 m Ancylus Limit), and coring for the demonstration of the "Postglacial Transgression" at this latitude (+50 m). The integration of natural and cultural sciences. Canoeing in the Marviken fracture valley. The10,469 and 10,430 vBP paleoseismic events; varve chronology, deformations and faults. Very rapid regressions during extreme warm/dry phases. Overnight-7 at Stavsjö Värdshus, an old place of culture and iron. www.stavsjövardshus.se

Day 2: Saturday, August 16. Morning gathering and introduction to today's program. Transport to the Swedish West Coast with scenic stops en route. Sea level changes and paleoseismics of the area. The 11,700 BP paleoseismic event (liquefaction at Kinnarumma, re-deposition of sand and gravel at Veddige). The Fjärås Bräcka terminal moraine. Coring in Älgare Mosse demonstrating the Younger Dryas Clay and multiple horizons in the bog denoting short warm/dry phase. Overnight-8 at Helsjön (Horred) at a small lake up in the forest.

Day 3: Sunday, August 17. Morning gathering and introduction to today's program. Documenting the "postglacial transgression" (PTM-2) by coring in Kattunga mosse and the "regression limit"  (ALV-1) by coring at Åskloster. Multiple evidence of Holocene sea level oscillations. Driving along the Kattegatt coast to Båstad. Evidence of Late Glacial liquefaction and earth slides. Evidence of Holocene liquefaction and multiple sea level oscillations. Overnight-9 at Hovs Hallar (Båstad). www.hovshallar.com

Day 4: Monday, August 18. Morning gathering and introduction to today's program. Overview of deglaciation and sea level changes (Marine Limit at +50, Regression Limit at -22 m and Postglacial Limit at +8 m). Walk along Hows Hallar investigating multiple sea levels. Repeated evidence of multiple sea level oscillations (coring and morphology). A long-term record of changes in the prevailing wind direction. Holocene liquefaction events in the banks of River Stensån. Talus shattering in response to paleoseismic events. The "Råle Fault" with a 3-stepped sequence of Late Holocene movements affecting the beach ridge systems on the two sides of the fault. The 900 BP paleoseimic event and its probable tsunami event. Overnight-10 at Hovs Hallar (Båstad) with farewell party.

Day 5: Tuesday, August 19. After breakfast the bus will take the participants directly to the railway station in Båstad for individual transfer to the Copenhagen airport (Kastrup).

Boda Cave  Photo: Mörner, 2003

The surface of the Boda Cave, consisting of huge angular blocks that has moved both anti-gravitationally and against the ice flow direction (Mörner, 2003).  The subsurface passages have a total length of about 2600 m.