Sammallahdenmäki – Bronze Age Burial Cairns Area

A visit to the exciting area of Bronze Age burial cairns at Sammallahdenmäki is a wonderful experience for adults and children alike. It is unique in Scandinavia and was accepted onto the list of World Heritage sites in 1999 as the first archaeological site in Finland.

The archaeological site at Sammallahdenmäki has low, round and small piles; large, conical piles, and round, circular piles that have accumulated during different periods of the Bronze Age (1500 – 500 BC). The best-known prehistoric relics are the almost square cairn of Kirkonlaattia (“the church floor”) and the long remains of Huilu (“the flute”). The Kirkonlaattia cairn is the only one of its kind in Finland, and a real rarity throughout Scandinavia. Sammallahdenmäki is located about 20 km from Rauma. Within a distance of one kilometre are 36 burial cairns of different shapes and sizes.