Pisamalahti Hill Fort


  • Linnavuorentie 306 58700 Sulkava Navigate

Pisamalahti Hill Fort nearby the village of Sulkava, is an ideal day-trip destination for history enthusiasts and landscape lovers! The hill rises 55 metres above the waters of the Lake Saimaa and the views are breathtaking. At Pisamalahti the history is present. Pisamalahti is one of Finland's best-known ancient hill forts whose stone walls are considered Finland's most magnificent preserved ancient walls. The walls are approximately three metres wide and up to 2.7 metres high on the outer side. In the unsettled days of the Iron Age and early Middle Ages, Finns resorted to ancient forts known as hill forts whenever they needed protection and a place of defence. The hill forts may also have been used as lookout points. The Pisamalahti Hill Fort is a fixed relic site, which may not be excavated, covered or damage in any way under the Antiquities Act (www.nba.fi). Campfires are prohibited. Pisamalahti lies within the Saimaa Geopark area and is managed by Metsähallitus.