20 000 years – 2 centimetres
The Scandinavian glacier covers all of Finland. The southern edge is as far as northern Germany. Southwestern Finland’s bedrock sinks 2 km under the weight of the ice.
Image: The Scandinavian glacier covered all of Finland. Glacier Hub | NASA
The pleistocenic climate is at its coldest. The glaciers are at their most extended dimension and cover all of the Scandinavian countries. The southern edge is as far as northern Germany. Sea levels are about 130 – 150 meters lower than what they are today.
The last glacial maximum. Image: Christopher R. Scotese