1 August, Friday
07.30 (a.m.): Departure by bus from GeoCenter Copenhagen, Øster Voldgade 10 Copenhagen heading south of Copenhagen towards Møn.
09.30 (a.m.): Arrival at Møns Klint. Walk along the cliff section with exposed thrust sheets of Maastrichtian chalk (u. Cretaceous), from the lighthouse at the south point to the Geocenter. After lunch break we will walk over the Dronningestol to the distal part of the Møns Klint Glaciotectonic Complex.
17.00 (p.m.): Departure from Liselund, Møns Klint and 21/2 hours drive to accommodation at Lillebælt, Severin Kursuscenter, Middelfart.
|2 August, Saturday
08.45 (a.m.): Departure from Lillebælt and 3 hours bus drive crossing the Main Stationary Line in Denmark, where the ice margin was situated at the last glacial maximum 25.000 years ago. Moraine landscape and outwash plain will be shown.
12.00: Lunch at the brewery on the island of Fur. After lunch we will walk along the coast to the NW-point of the island, where the type locality of the Eocene Fur Formation (Palaeogene ash layer in a marine diatomite) is situated and a cross section of the Fur thrust fault system is exposed. After 2 hours walk the bus will bring us up to the top of the glaciotectonic hill. Thrust fault and fold structures presented in clay pits.
18.30: Arrival at Salling Sund Færgekro (hotel) for overnight accommodation.
3 August, Sunday
08.45: Departure from Salling Sund and 1/2 hour bus drive to Feggeklit, the northern point on the island of Mors. In the morning Feggeklit cross section (coast cliff) will be visited, the Ejerslev mo-clay field (clay pits) will demonstrate 3-D structural framework in a superimposed glaciotectonic complex. Lunch at the Mo-clay Museum at Skarrehage. Mo-clay pits at Skarrehage will be visited after lunch, and the last locality of the day is Hanklit, where a 60 m thick thrust sheet with a 250 m displacement is exposed along the Limfjorden coast.
17.30: Departure from Mors and 2 hours drive to Lønstrup, northern part of Jylland. Accommodation two nights at hotel Marinella, Lønstrup.
Highlight of excursion day 2.
The Fur Formation comprises an Eocene diatomite with 180
numbered ash layers mirroring the volcanic activity in the
North Atlantic around anomaly 24 time, the initial break up
of the Greenland-Norwegian Atlantic plate margins. Photo: Stig A. Schack Pedersen
|4 August, Monday
09.00: Departure from Lønstrup and bus drive to Nr. Lyngby. 3 hours walk along the beach where the distal part of the Rubjerg Knude Glaciotectonic Complex is exposed. Here 10 m thin thrust sheets of glaciofluvial and glaciolacustrine sediments of Late Weichselian age (30-25.000 B.P) have been displaced 500 m over the foreland. Lunch at the Rubjerg Knude exhibition centre in the Strandfogedgård. After lunch we will walk along the cliff section back to Lønstrup. Here the proximal
part of the Rubjerg Knude Glaciotectonic Complex will be demonstrated. The afternoon walk will take about 4 hours.
18.30: Dinner and overnight accommodation at Marinella, Lønstrup.
5 August, Tuesday
08.30: Departure by bus from Lønstrup heading for Frederikshavn.
09.45: Boarding the ferry at Frederikshavn.
10.00: Departure with the ferry from Frederikshavn. The ferry trip will last 81/2 hours. After lunch an informal workshop will take place on board.
18.30: Arrival at Oslo. Excursion members are requested to find their own hotel for accommodation. There are no plans for the evening in Oslo.
6 August, Wednesday
08.30: Excursion members will be picked up by the bus at a central location in Oslo (to be announced during the excursion). The days trip will take the excursion around in the Slemmestad region, where foreland thrusting of Lower Paleozoic black
shales and carbonates will be demonstrated. Lunch at Rampton camping.
18.00: Excursion members will be dropped at the entrance to the Congress building for registration and ice breaker party.
Price: 5 000 Nkr. (The price is based on 20 - 25 excursion members including 2 guides)
The price includes
1. 5 1/2 days bus drive
2. 1 day ferry trip
3. 4 nights accommodation
4. Meals and supplies during the excursion
|Highlight of excursion day 4.|
The central part of the Rubjerg Knude Glaciotectonic Complex is situated below the 50 m high coastal cliff dunes, which nearly covers the Rubjerg lighthouse. Here the thrust sheets form an imbricate fan with 12 steeply inclined to upright thrust sheets of glaciolacustrine sediments interlayered by glaciofluvial sand deposited in piggy back basing. Photo: Stig A. Schack Pedersen