Geological Excursion in the Oslo Region

Join Prof in geology Knut Bjørlykke in this film for an excursion to GEO-locations around Oslo. The capital of Norway; Oslo is renowned for its fascinating range of rock types, fossils and geological structures. The focus is particularly on the sedimentary rocks of Cambro-Silurian sedimentary sequence and the geology in the inner part of the Oslo-fjord. Welcome!

The Oslo region - An interesting geological region

The area around Oslo (Oslo-feltet) has been studied by Norwegian and international researchers for almost two centuries. The area is well known for the geology, and the landscape is a direct result of the area consists of great variety of rocks, and also glacial erosion and deposition. 

In the Oslo region we find Precambrian basement, fossil-bearing sediments from the Cambrian, Ordovician and Silurian, sediments from the late Carboniferous period and Permian, and a host of igneous rocks including the famous rhomb porphyry lavas.

Short introduction with explanation and illustrations/maps. An introduction to the Oslo area's geology - A brief overview of the film: The geology of the Oslo area (pdf), Knut Bjørlykke, Dept of Geosciences, UiO.

See the film "The geology of the Oslo Area - 22 different locations" online below.

If you have problems playing this movie, it`s avaliable in a smaller format that requires less resources for the network link.

Manuscript and production:

  • Idea and realisation: Professor Knut Bjørlykke, Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Production: NATURA/ Arve Helling, Norway
  • Editing: Lorica Film/ Fred Solli, Norway

Language: Norwegian/English  |  Time: 48 minutes  |  Production year: 2004



Thanks to Odd Nilsen, Dept of Geosciences, University of Oslo for commenting and contributing with maps and illutrations in the article following the film.

Published Jan. 2, 2013 10:15 PM - Last modified Aug. 1, 2017 11:10 AM