Situated on the Gulf of Bothnia, Bronze Age Burial Site of Sammallahdenmäki shows and provide a unique insight into the funerary practices and social and religious structures of northern Europe more than three millennia ago.
This Bronze Age burial site features more than 30 granite burial cairns and forms the largest, most varied and complete burial site from the Scandinavian Bronze Age, 1500-500 B.C. The site includes 33 burial cairns within an area of 36 ha.
The cairns are disposed of in several distinct clusters along the crests and upper slopes of a long ridge. Out of eight excavated cairns, six can be dated to the Bronze Age and two to the Early Iron Age.
Bronze Age Burial Site of Sammallahdenmäki became a member of World Heritage List in 1999.