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Gräne Mine

Historical feldspar mine with hiking routes nearby

A short distance from route 154 in the western Swedish forests of Svenljunga local authority you will discover Gräne Gruva, a feldspar mine dating back to the 19th century, which is surrounded by hiking trails.


Go on an excursion to Gräne Gruva

Gräne Gruva is located between lakes Holsjön and Lilla Hallången in the western part of the administrative area. Feldspar was mined here from the late 19th century. It was used mainly in the porcelain industry and the majority of it was exported to Germany by a small railway which connected to the minor railway line Falkenbergs Järnväg, between Falkenberg and Limmared. The quarry is approximately 20x15 metres in size, with 20-metre walls and is accessible by a short walk from the car park. Mining operation ceased in 1930, but the open cast, which lies a hundred or so metres into the forest from route 154 between Holsjunga and Överlida, is still there today. 

The mine is an popular tourist attraction and has been nominated as one of the wonders of Västra Götaland. Take a picnic and enjoy a coffee break by the barbecue area or at one of the many picnic tables.

  • Photographer: Fanny Lundgren

  • Photographer: Fanny Lundgren

  • Photographer: Fanny Lundgren

Hike past the mine

The area around the mine features several hiking trails, some shorter and some a little longer. The trails are well maintained as well as signposted. There is a shorter trail of 1.8 km and a slightly longer one measuring 3.4 km. The mine is undergoing restoration and is under development. You can follow the progress on the mine’s Facebook page. 

Contact information

Holsljunga hembygdsförening, Markägaren & Ideella föreningen Gräne Gruva 1899.

Gräne Gruva

512 64 Holsljunga


Website: granegruva.se