Dane discovers 'floating boulder' in Norway

An apparently previously-undiscovered 'floating boulder' has been photographed for the first time by a Danish hiker in Southern Norway.

Southern Norway.

Southern Norway. Image by Guyon Morée / CC BY 2.0

Nurse Mogens Eskesen found the huge rock while he was walking near Ljosland, and believes it may have stood there, undocumented, for around 10,000 years. Perched on top of a few small rocks, the massive boulder was most likely carried there as a result of a glacier moving; when the ice melted in the region around 12,000 years ago, the rock was uncovered and centuries of erosion resulted in just three small stones propping it up. Read more: thelocal.dk 

Places from this story

Recent stories


10 must-do things on your trip to Milwaukee

5 min readPublished about 13 hours ago
Downtown Milwaukee skyline with the Milwaukee Art Museum on the right.
Destination Practicalities

Do you need a visa to go to Turkey?

2 min readPublished about 13 hours ago
Kaputas Beach Turkey Mediterranean Sea

10 unmissable places to visit in Wales

5 min readPublished about 14 hours ago
Pobbles Bay beach at the Three Cliffs Bay.

Related content