Kapatuosia HillfortAddress: Rälssintie 1, 16710 Hollola kk Show map
Address: Rälssintie 1, 16710 Hollola kk
Kapatuosia hillfort is located to the north of Hollola Church.
The medieval church and the hillfort form a unique setting with regard to landscape and historical aspects. The hill of Kapatuosia and its surroundings were already inhabited in the Stone Age, around 8,000 years ago.
The hillfort is an isolated ridge formation with very sharp features, which was created by glacial streams and shaped by the action of water on its shores in the last stages of the Ice Age. The site was an island surrounded by water in the Stone Age, and at present it rises some 56 metres above the level of Lake Vesijärvi. Archaeological excavations in the area have revealed artefacts and flakes of quartz and fragments of burnt bone. From the Viking Age until at least the Middle Ages, the hill may have been a place of defence and refuge. Excavations have also found a cache from the Crusade Period containing cut coins and fragments of ornaments and other metal objects, beads made of glass paste and pottery.
Walking routes on Kapatuosia hill are marked with signs. Please proceed only on foot and keep to the posted routes, as the soil on the slopes of the hillfort can easily slide. An information sign and a viewing tower are situated on the top of the hill.