Ristinge Klint and its geology

Discover the 30 meter high cliff, a geological attraction but also unique scenery.

The cliff is unique in Europe. Here are tracks from the ice ages. Particularly evident are the white sand cliffs. It consists almost entirely of mineral quartz and was formed by glacial cold polar winds. Layers in Ristinge Klint are at stake. The ice layer has pushed up soil layers up into large flakes. Layers of moraine clay are harder than the layers of sand, so they appear as ridges in the cliff. The sea takes the sand from the cliff and deposits it further down the coast to the south forming large sand dunes.