Life at high altitude
The mountain chain in Sweden was formed during the Devonian period, 400 million years ago. At that time, the peaks towered higher above the sea than they do today.
Ice ages have succeeded each other, grinding down the mountain peaks, and the only mountains that remain today are those consisting of the hard rock types. These climb 2,000 metres above sea level, and include the Giebnegáisi and Sarek massifs.
Read more at the Sámi information centre website
Published 782 days ago by lennart.pittja