Sulkava Hill Fort

Sulkava, Finland

The hill fort is located to the rock hill with high cliffs in Pisamalahti. The hill fort rises about 55 meters above Enovesi lake.

First record of the fort dates back to the year 1561, but it was probably built in the Iron or Middle Ages. According one hypothesis it was built by Carelian people against conquerors from Tavastia (Häme) historical province. There is a 120 meters long and 2-3 meters high stone wall on the top of the hill.

Pisamalahti hill fort is one of the most valuable ancient fortresses in Finland. The hill and the surrounding lake landscape are popular tourist attraction in the Sulkava area.

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Founded: 1100-1300
Category: Ruins in Finland
Historical period: Iron Age (Finland)

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Matti Muhonen (2 years ago)
Amazing rock formation!
George Forth (2 years ago)
Amazing to the extreme. Don't expect any signage but you can find some of the Iron Age fort walls to the north when you get to the top. The views are *stunning*. And if it's hot, bring your swimmers as there's a jetty to jump into the lake.
Atte Hinkka (2 years ago)
In credible sights!
Robert King Jr. (3 years ago)
Cozy fireplace at the base, but hill itself is not spectacular. The fort is nothing but some leftover rocks, and the view is OK at best.
Jyri Virtanen (3 years ago)
Fantastic place to visit. Two piers (deep water). Fire place with Wood provided free. Incredible view from top.
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