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Höversbygrottan, Sweden. Public Domain.
Location: Ö, Linköping.
From Vårdsbergsrondellen road 35 towards Åtvidaberg, Askeby and Björsäter. 7 km after Örtomta turn left towards Ö. Ryd, after 1 km wooden sign on the left.
(58.3878344, 16.0302662)
Open: No restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: SpeleologyTalus Cave
Light: bring torch
Dimension: L=50 m, VR=4 m.
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Höversbygrottan, Ö, Linköping.
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Höversbygrottan is named after the nearby hamlet Höversby, which belongs to Linköping. It is a low hill in the forest which consists of eroded granite with numerous cracks, the cave formed by the movement on blocks which were separated by weathering. The cave is rather big for a cave with this origin, it is the 7th longest cave in Östergötland [2010], nevertheless it is mostly too low to walk upright. There are two chambers, only the bigger one is high enough to stand. The connecting passage is a crawl.

While this small cave is mostly harmless, it is nevertheless a semi-wild cave, and we strongly recommend helmet with headlamp, gloves, and clothes to change. The cave is semi-wild in the sense that the floor is mostly level and the cave is quite famous and visited by many people. In other words, this cave is rather easy to find, as there is a trail to the entrance and a wooden sign on the road nearby. There are numerous cracks and small caves in the rocks, definitely great fun for children to explore.