Entrance Stone age cave
Stone age cave
A scree is situated right next to the reception at Melkevoll Bretun. Under some huge blocks of stone,
nature has created a large room, which we have called "Stone age cave". During the winter 2001 some extensive
work was done in the cave so that today it holds over 50 seats and about 25 beds.
A rock of 800 tons forms the ceiling of the cave. Most of the walls of the cave are made up of two other large
rocks. Walls and stairs have been made of stone modelled after a copy of a stone age home. In the middle of the
cave is a large spot for bonfires.
The cave tells its own story
During the work in the cave some wood-remnants were discovered. After consulting with Bergen University
Professor Atle Nesje, a sample was analyzed at a laboratory in the US. It appeared the tree was 5.940 years old.
This tells us that the big scree came as an avalanche about 6.000 years ago. Vegetation that grew on the mountain
slope came down with the rockfall. Some of the wood has been preserved, and has been lying in a dry spot in the
Stone Age cave ever since.
Accommodation and food serving
We welcome you and your friends to enjoy "Stone age life". The stone age cave has much to offer. A bonfire, furs
of reindeers on the benches and romantic candle light make the cave a convenient place for a special company outing,
a family celebration or a party with friends. You can bring your own food or enjoy catering by e.g. Norsk Gardsmat
Aabrekk Gard, Briksdalsbre fjellstove or Smak Stryn. To top this experience, guided tours are offered to teach you more
about the stone age cave and the surrounding nature.
There have been many events ever since the cave's opening in 2001 that were a great success. We even have a long
list we can mention: Hansa Borg Bryggeri, Bergesen, Rolls Royce, Innvik Ullvare, Bolset Glass, Sparebanken Møre,
Goldman Sachs, birthday partys, marriages, wedding-eve partys, etc.