Approx. 70 million years ago, cephalopods, sea urchins, mussels, algae and many other animals lived around Møns Klint, becoming embedded in the chalk of the cliffs over time. Many of the species are now extinct, but you might still be lucky enough to find fossils in the lime-rich soil – e.g. belemnites, which are part of the carapace of an octopus, as well as sea urchins.
However, remember that you are not allowed to use a pick or other tools when you go fossil hunting around Møns Klint, which means that you can only collect visible finds.
GeoCenter Møns Klint offers guided fossil hunts, which are conducted daily. Participation is free when you purchase admission for GeoCenter Møns Klint.
You are allowed to keep what you find, but GeoCenter Møns Klint has launched a record attempt approved by the Guinness World Record association to bring together the largest collection of belemnites, so you’re very welcome to donate your findings to the centre’s collection and perhaps help secure the record.