Lystra - awareness and activities in the World Natural Heritage Site High Coast/Kvarken Archipelago

What is project Lystra about? 

Sweden’s High Coast and Kvarken Archipelago on Finland’s side together form a unique world heritage site which is the best place in the world to experience and understand the land uplift phenomena created by the last Ice Age. With the EU-funded transboundary project Lystra, Finland and Sweden with their project partners join efforts to develop the shared world heritage area in the time period of 1.1.201831.12.2020.

The project emphasises planning of guidance, updated expert information on the area’s geology, modern digital solutions and collection of world heritage publications and materials. After the project we will have, for example, an interpretation plan, geological animations, and a shared portal which will contain an interactive world heritage map and a data bank for world heritage materials and publications.  


All the things described above will strengthen the image of the shared, unique world heritage site and bring the world heritage close to inhabitants, visitors and entrepreneurs of the