Kyläniemi ice-marginal formation


Kyläniemi is a 14km long part of the Second Salpausselkä’s ice-marginal formation that formed around 11,800-11,600 years ago. Kyläniemi consists of wide sandy and gravelly deltas deposited in front of the edge of the ice sheet and of narrower and rockier end moraine ridges. The area is home to representative shore features from the Baltic ice lake, Saimaa ice lake and Greater Saimaa periods. In addition, types of steppe plants that are rare nowadays grow on Kyläniemi’s sandy slopes, where they were the first species to arrive in the area after the ice age.

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