The distinctive lunar landscape is the result of a rare type of rock - anorthosite. The next time you gaze at the moon, you should know that the bright areas on the moon are made up of the exact same type of rock.
The anorthosite in the Magma UNESCO Geopark was formed 930 million years ago when molten rock solidified 20 kilometers below the Earth's surface. This unique landscape has earned the area UNESCO status.
Amidst this barren lunar landscape, you'll find the charming wooden towns of Egersund and Flekkefjord, with cafes and specialty shops. The old trading post of Sogndalstrand offers a journey back in time with its newly restored wooden buildings from the 19th century. The distance between city life and unique mountain formations is short. You can tread on lunar land in one moment and then enjoy a good lunch in a picturesque small town in the next.