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Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki

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Must go with guide to appreciate

If you don’t go with a guide this area can just look like a pile of rocks with no explanation other... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2018
Nashville, Tennessee
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prehistoric burial cairns in lovely nature

Finland has 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, but only two of them get regularly visited by tourists... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2016
Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

If you don’t go with a guide this area can just look like a pile of rocks with no explanation other than they were graves 1400 years BC. Each “pile” is didn’t and some they have found aren’t graves at all. The history alone is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank fizzy1991
Reviewed July 20, 2018

This Bronze Age burial site is huge and surprisingly diverse. It is very interesting The site is open and can be visited when you wish. Toilets are provided. There is some interpretation in the carpark but unfortunately none on the site itself. Need decent footware...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 301lisa33
Reviewed September 4, 2017

This site is so ancient it is basically mounds of stones. That’s it. Like with all Bronze Age sites, you have to use your imagination. The burial mounds - some are absolutely huge - are amongst pines and flower-filled glades, and it is quiet, very...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Chez-Mob
Reviewed April 13, 2016

Finland has 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, but only two of them get regularly visited by tourists: the Fortress of Suomenlinna outside Helsinki and the wooden houses of Old Rauma. The other sites are off any usual visitor's route except for the Burial Site of...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank saronic
Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Well sited in the forest, there's several cairns you can walk around (stay on paths). Feels very primordial and untouched. Nice activity close to Rauma, you need a car to access. There's an information board in English and Finnish in the parking lot.

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank kikamonster
Reviewed September 3, 2015

My first visit to the World Heritage Site of Sammallahdenmaki. A very historical place with marks from the people living in the area in the Bronze Age (about 1000 years BC). It's recommended to join a guided tour.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Kookais
Reviewed August 29, 2015

This is a bronze age burial site, which is a World Heritage Site, due to being the most significant such site of all Scandinavia, or to be more precise, Fennoscandia. It is composed by several groups of rocks, spread over 1.5 km. There are two...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Deambulante
Reviewed August 27, 2015

Sammallahdenmäki is a Bronze age burial site in the Lappi municipality which was designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1999. Located not too far away from Rauma it makes for an interesting diversion rather than a trip in itself. The burial cairns...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Pimlico4A
Reviewed August 3, 2015

We knew what we were looking for, but otherwise it's best to get here as a part of an organised trip by Rauma museum, as it's only reached by a car. I found the site marked quite well, there's a huge info pannel with map...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Tina Q
Reviewed June 14, 2015

A UNESCO world heritage site that is not well marketed. You have to know what you're looking for to actually enjoy. The bronze age burial sites (almost 40) date back to 1500 to 500 BC. Yes, 3000 or so years. There's a bus entrance and...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank TimJMeyer
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