Utö Iron Mines

Haninge, Sweden

The small island Utö in the archipelago of Stockholm is famous for its iron ore. The ore was mined as early as the 12th century, and so this is the oldest iron mine of Sweden. Today there are traces of the mining era in the deep waterfilled mine holes, the big piles of mine tailings and Lurgatan with its old houses, 18th century, where the miners lived. In the small mining museum, open every day in summer, you can learn about the history of the mines and look at interesting collections from that time.

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