Volcano Day and EGN Week at the Ipolytarnoc Fossils

06/01/2023 9:00 AM - 06/04/2023 6:00 PM


Volcano Day and EGN Week at the Ipolytarnoc Fossils

On June 1 the European Geoparks celebrate the Volcano Day as part of the EGN Week programs. The Ipolytarnoc Fossils as the main gateway to the trans-national Novohrad-Nógrád UNESCO Global Geopark takes part in this special event.

The EGN Week's events are available on the main website of the Geopark. To join them, between May 23 and June 04 the specialists of the Bükk National Park Directorate (one of the main stakeholders of the geopark) organise special programs to celebrate the EGN Week at Ipolytarnoc Fossils. The Volcano Day is held on June 1 all around the EGN, including our Site. The Ipolytarnóc Fossils were conserved by a supervulcanic catastrophe happened some 17 million years ago. That is why it got the nickname of the Prehistoric Pompeii.

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Rhyolite tuff above rhinoceros footprints at the geological trail

A 2 hour-long thematic guided tour starting from the visitor centre at 11 A.M. will commemorate the volcanism of the Carpathian-basin.

Andesite rocks on a study-trail

One can attend it for the price of the geological tour-ticket, you are invited.

Report on a previous program.

On June 3 a crossborder excursion will visit the Mucseny geosite on the Slovak side, where a molded tree-trunk cave is exposed from the incorporating rhyolite-tuff.

Only pre-registered participants can take part in the thematic tour (HUF 3,000 / person), the intention to participate can be indicated in an email received by ipolytarnoc@osmaradvanyok.hu by 2 June. Attention, the program will unfortunately be canceled due to the temporary border control in Slovakia that will come into effect on May 24th!