Isostasy (land raising)
The last Ice Age ended approximately 10 000 years ago after lasting for about 60 000 years. During the last Ice Age all of Scandinavia was covered in ice – the Fennoscandian ice sheet.
The ice retreated early from the Varanger area, , and 12 000 years ago the entire Varanger peninsula was deglaciated. The remains of the massive inland ice stayed longer in southern areas and on the inland.