Högbergetin luola

Högberget Cave


Useful Information

Location: Kirkkonummi. The cave is unmarked with no signs showing the way.
Open: no restrictions.
[2018]
Fee: free.
[2018]
Classification: ExplainGorge ExplainErosional Caves
Light: n/a.
Dimension: H=2m, W=1m, L=
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History

Description

Högberget Cave is a strange combination of a cave and a gorge. It was formed by the melting water of the last glaciation, some 10,000 years ago. There was a crevice in the granite rock and the water started to flow through this crevice and widening it quite fast. What was formed is a gorge or erosional cave which is about 2m high and 1m wide, shaped like an onion. We are not sure if it is an cave or a gorge, but as it is actually open to the surface with daylight falling in, we decided to classify it as a gorge.

The place looks quite strange, and the shape of the cavern is resembling early fertility symbols, so it has been suspected that the place had some kind of significance to fertility rites. It is nicknamed the ‘Womb of Mother Earth’.