Gåseborg Hill Fort

Viksjö, Sweden

Gåseborg was an magnificient ancient hill fort built in the Iron Age, about 1500 years ago. It was built of stone without any masonry. According the archaeological excavations the fort has been also a temporary residence. For example remains of golden artefacts have been found from the site.

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Bjorn said 8 years ago
These are great photos, thanks for uploading. I grew up in Viksjo and used to play on this mountaintop. Would love to visit today and take some photos, but I live in the US now. Thanks!


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Founded: 500 AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Sweden
Historical period: Migration Period (Sweden)

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Shahzeb Choudhry (2 years ago)
Cool place for kids
Borys Ridzalski (2 years ago)
Pretty view and magical atmosphere... Not much left of the castle, tough
Björn Persson (2 years ago)
Lovely nature reserve with iron age hill fort
Mårten Kjellsson (2 years ago)
Beautiful nature close to the city. Good for short Rock climbs along the lakeside cliffs.
Anim Mondal (2 years ago)
A very calm and beautiful place to visit. Highly advised to bring a back lunch to enjoy up on the cliffs and enjoy the view of the water!
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