Lummelundagrottan

Lummelunda Cave


Useful Information

Location: Lummelundsbruk 520, 621 71 Visby.
13 km north of Visby, on road (väg) 149. In Gotland.
(57.7383631, 18.4062135)
Open: Visningsgrottan (show cave tour): Open times given by mandatory online booking system.
In general: MAY to SEP and autumn school holidays.
[2023]
Fee: Visningsgrottan (show cave tour): Adults SEK 190, Children (4-12) SEK 110, Children (0-3) free.
[2023]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst Cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: T=8 °C, L=4,300 m.
Guided tours: L=130 m, D=30 min.
Cave Trekking tours: D=3 h, L=500 m.
V=80,000/a [2000]
Photography: not allowed
Accessibility:
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 JSTOR DOI pdf
Address: Lummelundagrottan AB, Lummelundsbruk 520, 621 71 Visby, Tel: +46-498-273050. E-mail: contact
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History

1924 discovered by the zoologist Torsten Gislén, exploered 40 m.
1948 start of exploration by the three boys Örjan Håkansson, Percy Nilsson and Lars Olsson.
1950 the exploration was ended.
1955 third exploration discovered.
1959 entrance 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 4 km length the second-longest cave of Sweden.

The cave tickets were once sold at the cave, but now there is a mandatory online booking system, no chance to drop by and make a tour. As a result, they do not give any open hours. The offered tours also seem to change. In general, there is a regular show cave tour, a special tour for children, a tour with handheld lamps and two different cave trekking tours. There is no other way to get more detailed info than booking online.