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Kirkhelleren

Kirkhelleren is the most impressive cave on Sanna,Træna. The cave measures 45 metres deep, 20 metres wide and up to 32 metres tall.

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Inside the cave are natural stone formations referred to as the Altar, the Pulpit and the Pulpit Steps – which explains why Kirkhelleren is called Mother Nature’s Cathedral. On Sanna are traces of some of Norway’s oldest settlements; archaeological finds include tools and bone fragments. Much later the cave was used as a burial site. Most of the 33 remains found are from a 14th century mass grave. Due to its impressive acoustics, Kirkhelleren is a key venue for concerts during the Træna Festival.