Sammallahdenmäki - Bronze Age Burial Cairns Area


Sammallahdenmäki was inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage list in December 1999 as the first prehistoric archaeological site in Finland. The burial cairns were included on the list as the most representative site of Western Bronze Age culture in Finland and the entire Scandinavia. Situated at the Gulf of Bothnia Bronze Age burial site of Sammallahdenmäki forms the largest most varied and most complete burial site from the Scandinavian Bronze age. Sammallahdenmäki is located in Rauma. The site includes 36 burial cairns within an area of 36 hectares.

You can find more information about Sammallahdenmäki, the Bronze age and the World Heritage convention and sites from these pages.

Tour to Sammallahdenmäki on Thursdays 30.6.–25.8.2022

The tour includes bus transportation from city centre and a guided bilingual (Finnish/English) one hour walking tour in Sammallahdenmäki. Departure at 14.00 from Rauma bus station charter bay (Tallikedonkatu 13). Return to the city centre at 16.15 at the latest.

Ticket of the tour is 10 € / person (children under 15 free of charge). Ticket must be purchased in advance from online shop Doerz or Old Town Hall Museum Shop (Kauppakatu 13).

Online shop Doerz

Guide available on July and guided tours for groups

  • A guide is present at Sammallahdenmäki (Savulaaksontie 181) 1.–31.7.2022 from Monday to Friday at 11–17. Guided tour 2 €/person. Under 18 years old and students free of charge.
  • Guided tours for groups can be ordered from the City of Rauma Tourist Information, tel. +358 2 834 3512, Dramatized guided tours are organized by Association of Perinneyhdistys Keritys ry, tel. +358 44 387 2136,

Open all year round

Sammallahdenmäki is in the middle of the forest. The area is open all year round. There is no maintenance in the area during the winter season.