Enkelinpesä is group of caves formed when a large veined gneiss erratic boulder (12m x 12m x5-8m) cracked, and it contains a ledge cave and a crevice cave that runs through two boulders. The stone surfaces show large garnet crystals, illustrative migmatite structures and quartzified parts/dikes. There are also indeterminate red marks which are presumed to depict a human at an elevation of 1.1m on the walls of the ledge cave. Enkelinpesä is part of a marked network of Metsänväkitaipale paths and there is a small hut, campfire and benches underneath the ledge.

Enkelinpesä is one of the sights on the Metsänväkitaipale route. It is a hiking trail and leads to the landscapes of Neitvuori hill through Hiidenkierros trail: Description of the Neitvuori routes and instructions for arrival

More information can be found, including driving directions from Neitvuori to the Enkelinpesä here

You can find  information and map links about Hiidenmaa paths and Metsänväkitaipale route (in Finnish) on the Juva municipality’s website.


Coordinates: x=542372,600 y=6842452,600 (ETRS-TM35FIN)

The above coordinates are working in GPS-devices and for example in karttapaikka.fi service.

The below coordinates are working in Google maps service, which uses geographic coordinates:

Coordinates: 61.712846389, 27.801469444 (ETRS89 maantieteelliset(~WGS84))


Image: Kaisa-Maria Remes