Lummelundagrottan

Lummelunda Cave


Useful Information

Location: 13km north of Visby, on road (väg) 149. In Gotland.
Open: Visningsgrottan (show cave tour): 01-MAY to 09-JUN daily 10-15.
10-JUN to 21-JUN daily 10-16.
Midsommar (22-JUN) 10-14.
23-JUN to 10-AUG daily 9-18.
11-AUG to 26-AUG daily 10-16.
27-AUG to 16-SEP daily 10-14.
Grottäventyr (spelunking): after appointment.
Knattegrottan: 01-JUL to 10-AUG after appointment.
[2007]
Fee: Visningsgrottan (show cave tour): Adults SEK 90, Children (4-15) SEK 70.
Groups (+): Adults SEK 60, Children (4-15) SEK 40.
Grottäventyr (spelunking): Adults SEK 480, at least 15 years old and 150cm tall.
Knattegrottan: Children (4-6) SEK 60, Child with Adult SEK 100.
[2007]
Classification:  Karst cave.
Light: electric.
Dimension: T=8°C, L=4,300m.
Guided tours: L=130m, D=30min. Taking pictures is forbidden.
Spelunking tours: D=3h, L=500m.
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Bibliography: n.a. (1990): Lummelundagrotan, Förlag Lummelundagrottan AB, 1990, 52 pp 45 Kr.
Gunnar Olsson, Carl-Fredrik Lundevall (1966): A Newly Discovered Cave System at Lummelunda, Gotland, Geografiska Annaler. Series A, Physical Geography, Vol. 48, No. 1 (1966), pp. 51-54
Address: Lummelundagrottan AB, Lummelunds bruk, 62171 Visby, Tel: +46-498-273050, Fax: +46-498-273107. E-mail: contact
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Last update:$Date: 2015/08/30 21:58:22 $

History

 
1924discovered by the zoologist Torsten Gislén, exploered 40m.
1948start of exploration by the three boys Örjan Håkansson, Percy Nilsson and Lars Olsson.
1950the exploration was ended.
1955third exploration discovered.
1959entrance tunnel built, cave opened to the public.

Description

Lummelundagrottan (Lummelunda Cave) is located on the island Gotland in the Baltic Sea. Gotland is mostly composed of marine sediments, especially limestone, and so there are some karst caves on the island. This is exceptional for Sweden, as most of the country is composed of crystalline rocks. So Lummelundagrottan is an exceptional cave and with more than 4km length the second longest cave of Sweden.


See also


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