Coordinates: UTM 33W 0360338 7235145 65°12’35.2’’N 12°0’50.5’’E
Primary interests: Science, tourism
Kvennvika area is a popular recreational area, with a beautiful sandy beach and a stunning view towards Leka. In the schist outcrops on and near the beach, one can see crystals of metamorphic minerals that have grown in the schist almost 480 million years ago. Garnet, staurolite and kyanite are common. The latter makes the site scientifically important since the occurrence of kyanite shows that the rocks were exposed to high temperature and pressure when the mineral grew in the schist.
This is a popular area frequently visited by local people and tourists.