Borgboda Hillfort

Saltvik, Finland

Borgboda (also called Borgberget), located in Borge hill, Saltvik, is the largest hillfort in Åland with an area of total three hectares. When it was in use, around 1000 AD, the hill was surrounded by water on three sides. Steep hill was enforced with walls of stone and timber, remains of which can still be seen, along with remains of a few buildings. It is believed that Borgboda was never permanently inhabited, but functioned as a place where nearby people fled to when threatend.

The area near Borgboda s rich with prehistorical sites. There is a large iron age burial ground right before the hill, and sizable bronze age cairns are located just a few hundred meters north of the site.

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Founded: Viking age
Category: Castles and fortifications in Finland
Historical period: Iron Age (Finland)

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