Kirkhelleren is the most impressive of all the caves on the island of Sanna. The cave is 32 m high, 20 m wide and 45 m deep. With an alter in the middle of the cave, a pulpit and pulpit stairs, Kirkhelleren is known as a cathedral formed by nature. Traces of one of Norway’s oldest settlements have been found here. Prehistoric finds, such as bone remnants and tools, confirm this. The cave was used as a burial site for 33 people, with the majority buried in mass graves in the 14th century.
Kirkhelleren has cathedral-like acoustics, and consequently is an important venue for the Træna Festival
and its acoustic concerts.
In the sky you can see bright Jupiter and the red giant star Aldeberan rising to the east.