Långe Erik

3-day motorcycle adventure to Öland

Day 3

We didn’t have a lot of sights we wanted to see on the way back home, but we had a couple. The Salmon House in a town called Mörup, where Thonny had gone salmon fishing when he was younger, and a place that we had just found on the open street map, Nils Dacke’s Cave.

Nils Dacke’s caves

As it turned out, there are two Nils Dacke’s Caves. The one we visited – and apparently the least visited, and anther one a bit further north. At least the latter is on TripAdvisor. Nils Dacke was leading a peasant revolt in Southern Sweden in the mid-16th century. A lot more historical information can be found on wikipedia.

Nils Dacke allegedly used the cave as refuge in connection with the Dacke War before he was killed in combat.

Contrary to popular beliefs, it is Thonny, and not Nils Dacke, in the picture.

For about 75 years ago, the cave was quite spacious, but local farms have filled the cave with rocks and debris to prevent livestock to enter it. Today is too little to stand up and is not more than 2-3 square meters.

Nils Dacke Cave
Although the case is very small today, it was big enough for me to crawl into.

We could ride almost all the way to the cave except the last few hundred meters. It was a nice walk, quiet and very calming.

I tried to get some interesting photos and video with the drone, but I wasn’t able to. We continued towards the Salmon House along back roads.

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