World Heritage Sites in Finland


Old Rauma

(61.12 N 21.50 E)

Rauma is one of the oldest harbours in Finland. It is an outstanding example of an old Nordic city constructed in wood. It was ravaged by fire in the late 17th century, however, the mid-15th-century Holy Cross Church still stands.


Fortress of Suomenlinna

(60.15 N 24.95 E)

Petajavesi Old Church

(62.28 N 25.17 E)

Verla Groundwood and Board Mill

(60.92 N 26.70 E)

Bronze Age Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki

(61.12 N 21.77 E)

More than 30 granite burial cairns can be found at this Bronze Age burial site dating from three millennia ago.


Struve Geodetic Arc

Joint listing: Belarus, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Sweden, Ukraine

The Struve Arc is a chain of survey triangulations running through ten countries and over 2,820km from Hammerfest in Norway to the Black Sea. The survey was carried out between 1816 and 1855 by the astronomer Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Struve, and represented the first accurate measuring of a long segment of a meridian. 34 of the original 265 station points are included in the listing.

See Belarus listing for more information.


The Kvarken Archipelago/High Coast

See Sweden - High Coast



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Last updated: July 14, 2017