Along the coast of Finnmark and at the Kola peninsula there are many labyrinths, often situated close to burial grounds.

These may have been used in burial rituals. The dead was perhaps carried in and out of the labyrinth to aknowledge the mysterious transition between life and death.

Olsen, Bjørnar, 1989: Labyrintene på Finnmarkskysten, i Bertelsen, Reidar, Per Kyrre Reymert og Astrid Utne: Framskritt for fortida i nord.

Labyrinten på Holmengrå i Sør-Varanger. Govva/Foto: Harald G. Sunde