A very special place

Sørøya is a very special place. We are as far up as greenland and have, thanks to the gulf streem, still quite a nice climate. During the last ice age all of norway was covered with ice. Only Sørøya and a small area inside the island was spared. When the ice was melting and pulling back, it brought with it most of the soil and left a barren, rocky landscape behind. Since Sørøya had no ice, the island kept its soil and looks more like the Farao islands and Shetland islands. Sørøya has much more green nature than many other parts of norway. The island is unique in many ways.