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Underground cave in protected limestone quarry

4.91 (23 reviews) Verified Viborg, Jylland, Denmark

About this campspace #s005507

Your host

Anita

A night in Denmark's oldest limestone mine is a wild and fantastic experience, where you experience nature from a completely different side.

You enter a long narrow mine corridor, where after about 30-40 meters you arrive at 'Jens Langkniv's cave', your place for the night (all the corridors are lit so you can easily find your way back and forth). There is only room for 2 people, so you have the whole place to yourself. Yes, in fact, you have the whole lime pit to yourself.

An overnight stay in the lime pit is a unique experience and you decide whether you go for a romantic atmosphere with lots of candles and light chains or go for a 100% raw, nature overnight stay with all the lights off.

[b] YOUR BED [/ b]
We would love to make the bed for you, but due to the high humidity, it is best to make the bed first when you go to bed (then it is warmer!).

The bed consists of 2 sun loungers with accompanying mattresses as well as 2 large, thick duvets, pillows and soft linen. You are welcome to bring an extra blanket or sleeping bag if you are a little cold.

If you book for more than 2 people, you must bring your own sleeping pad and sleeping bag.

Remember that you are staying overnight in an old pit, which is totally protected, so the spirit of the place must be respected. The bats are also protected and must not be touched.

[b] CANDLES AND LIGHT CHAINS [/ b]
If you are going for the romantic experience, be sure to bring your own candles and light chains (these are NOT on arrival).

[b] TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY [/ b]
You are in a mine, so that means the humidity is high with a constant temperature all year round. The temperature is 9 degrees with a humidity of 97%. The air is nice to sleep in, but remember to bring warm clothes if you are cold.

[b] FACILITIES AND RESIDENCE RULES [/ b]
Toilet and faucet with cold water are located in the forest hut by the mine, where there is a nice campfire with barbecue which can be used. Firewood can either be bought or brought. The site's facilities are shared with any. (overnight) guests in the lime pit.

There is also access to electricity so you can charge your phone or similar.

Stay and use of open fire is at your own risk, both above and below ground. Smoking is prohibited in the pit. You are welcome to light candles and use trangia in the pit.

[b] BAT [/ b]
You share the lime pit with the bat. There is a high probability that you will spot a bat or two (or many more), as the lime pit is a big hit among bats. However, it depends on the season. From October to August, the bats go into the den in the cave, while from August to October they leave the pit to go hunting.

[b] AREA [/ b]
The pit is located in the middle of the beautiful Dybdal forest where the kilometer-long low labyrinthine passages meander deep underground.

In the 16th century, the outlawed highway robber Jens Langkniv lived, after whom the cave is named. The area around the limestone mine is a protected forest, where you, among other things. can walk the "Lime Camino".

- Shelter
If you do not want to sleep down in the lime pit itself, you can instead choose an overnight stay in a shelter. The shelter is located in the middle of the beautiful Dybdal forest where also the hiking trail "Kalkminoen" goes right by.

Underground you have Daubjerg Kalkgrube, where the kilometer-long low labyrinthine passages meander deep underground.

You can visit the limestone mine during its opening hours.

The site's facilities are shared with any. (overnight) guests in the lime pit.

Space for

  • Other
  • Shelter

Facilities

  • Drinking water
  • Toilet
  • Campfire possible
  • Picnic table
  • Hot shower
  • Shower (cold water)
  • Pets allowed
  • BBQ
  • Phone charge
  • Electricity
  • Gas (stove)
  • Sportsgear
  • RV Sanitation
  • RV Hookup
  • Hot water
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Heater in accommodation
  • Shelter
  • Covered kitchen

Things to do in the area

  • TIP
  • TIP
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Fishing

Your host, Anita

4.91 (23 reviews)

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Reviews

Hejcamp guest

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Super good place. The pictures frame it very well. Cozy atmosphere and nice campfire area, where you can grill various things.

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Super exciting experience!
Really nice outside facilities (toilets, fireplace, tables and benches). Situated in a beautiful forest with beautiful hiking trails. With a little extra warm clothes and blankets we did not freeze and we got a good night's sleep.
The dark hallways and the many bats may seem a little creepy, but our kids of 10 and 13 had a fabulous ride.
3 light chains are great to light up with. In addition, bring a flashlight per person for the walk in the pit.

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It is a completely magical place for an overnight stay. We came 5 people, 2 adults and 3 children who had all been looking forward to sleeping with bats. We got a nice tour, there is good access to the toilet and there is a covered campfire with benches for cooking. Due to massive rain, we eventually had to run to the car and drive home and sleep. It is difficult to get the heat in a cold and damp lime pit 🙂 However, we have promised the children that we will come by again another day. The nature around is really beautiful and it is very special to have the lime pit to yourself.

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Truly a wonderful experience, what a great atmosphere to sleep in the lime mine, the landlord was so friendly and helpful as we had to change a little in our plans at the last minute. Warmest recommendations.

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A fun and different experience with a nice and welcoming host. Far better than expected and with a "bonus cave" to explore in. The whole tourist attraction is available after its closing time, which gave us ample opportunity for scars to explore the place on our own. Cozy outdoor area with campfire, benches and barbecue area. An experience worthy!

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Hejcamp guest

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Consider visiting the place before booking. We were shocked at how scary it actually was, so you definitely have to be. We went home after an hour, and could not get our money back. In addition, a little incomprehensible treatment from the owner of the pit, as we were questioning and a little nervous about the stay, so it was a bad experience.

Can not recommend if you are not a nature / survival person.

- Response from the host -
I tried unsuccessfully to talk them both right, offered to go along and show them around one more time, furthermore I offered to leave all the lights on. Unfortunately, I was not able to repay the amount of the accommodation, as I could not rent out again, at such short notice. Of course, this was not what one would like to hear, so therefore the slightly boring mention. Furthermore, I do not recognize the mention of myself as "incomprehensible". I remember actually saying to them, 'What can I do or say to make you change your mind?'

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Hejcamp guest

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Truly a fine and unique experience!

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So exciting experience to spend the night in the old lime pit. We were a little scared of the bats at first, but they were very little present inside the pit at night and we actually ended up thinking they were a little cute.

Anita was a really good host and very helpful. The facilities are fine and the forest around is very beautiful. We went two out of the three routes, and enjoyed both routes very much.

Can definitely be recommended!

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Hejcamp guest

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It was a completely unique and magical experience to spend the night in the lime pit. You have the place to yourself and can thereby go exploring around the lime pit - and maybe you meet a sleeping or flying bat (they are wildly cute) 🦇

You will be very well received by the hostess, who gives a good introduction to the place, so you feel safe ☺️

The lime pit is located in a really scenic area, and it is possible to cook over a campfire on site.

We would definitely recommend the place to others who want a unique experience ☺️

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Magical experience with the cutest hostess :)

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Fantastic cool visit to the pit, where we were greeted by both awake and sleeping bats 🦇 Remember headlamps, tealights and a warm sweater for the night!
Tapas dish from Restaurant Rod in Viborg can be recommended to enjoy outside 😃

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Hejcamp guest

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Really nice place in the middle of nature. Huge experience sleeping in the limestone pit. Would definitely recommend it to others who also want to try something different.

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It was a super good experience to spend the night in the cave. We had wool underwear on all 4 and socks and could keep warm - but should not have worn less either. It makes it just extra cozy to have a light chain / candle with.
Good description and guidance from Anita who was sweet and welcoming and gave a short intro / tour to the place so you felt safe and comfortable.
Lovely area - very secluded.

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Hejcamp guest

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A fantastic experience to sleep in Daubjerg lime pit☺️
We had the whole area to ourselves and could go exploring inside the pit with a glass of wine in hand and headlamp on, it was very exciting to try☺️We saw many bats and they are really cute when they hang and sleep in groups ☺️☺️
Peace and quiet and slept absolutely fantastic 😁
A romantic atmosphere with candles and light chains ...
The host was sweet and helpful ..
Can definitely be recommended ... 😃😃

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Hejcamp guest

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Excellent experience !! Really nice place to access. Also very special but it is often only good :)
You have it to yourself which is also a plus. We first considered taking the public transport from Copenhagen, but it is a lot of hassle so you have to have a car.
Super sweet host.
Highly recommend if you want to try something you rarely do.

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Hejcamp guest

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We had a super nice overnight stay in the pit with cozy company of the bats. The campfire site is located in the most beautiful forest area with a rich bird life. There was nothing that came as a surprise as what is written in the description fits really well. We rounded off the visit by going on the Kalk Kamino to Stoholm and back again. Really nice trip in beautiful surroundings. Definitely worth a visit. The temperature and humidity in the cave are not unpleasant - and the bats were quite uninterested in our presence. Unfortunately, I did not get to take any good pictures from there.

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Fantastic experience. Long walk in the woods, then bonfire and food. Finally down the cave and sleep with the bats. We'll be back 👍

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We had a completely unique experience in Daubjerg lime pits. It was a wild experience and having the mines all to yourself. I was a little nervous about the bats flapping around too much, but they were sitting quietly around the ceiling and not in there where we slept. We slept surprisingly well on the sunbeds, despite the high humidity. We had an extra blanket with us, which Anita also recommends if you are a little cold, and it was absolutely perfect for us.
The campfire site is really nice, with sails over table bench sets if it is raining.
We were there at full moon, and could tell cozy and eerie stories by the fire.
All in all, a huge experience and welcome break in these corona times. And a somewhat more fun way to isolate yourself.
Daugbjerg lime mines get our warmest recommendations.

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Hejcamp guest

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Exciting and slightly cross-border accommodation in the lime pit. One should not suffer from claustrophobia or be afraid of bats :)
It is important to have good light with (both light chains, block lights and preferably headlamps) to make it cozy where you need to sleep. We slept in woolen underwear and with a blanket over the handed out duvets, and that was fine. We had a car with us and it was an advantage to store some extra warm clothes as there were 1-2 g outside and 8-9 inside the cave and nowhere where things can be stored. It was just after the period of snow and frost, so there was a lot of mud around the campfire site. We can definitely recommend the nature around Daugbjerg, and we followed several of the marked routes and part of the Kalk Camino. Definitely fun to try, if nothing else to do something we have not tried before.

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Fantastic atmosphere! In the cold February days, it feels almost warm in the pits. We fell asleep in the candlelight and only woke up when a couple of bats flickered around us during the night. Outside is beautiful forest and a cozy area with campfire. Definitely worth a visit!

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Really cozy experience in beautiful surroundings. We were well received on arrival and shown around. We first went for a little walk of yellow route and then started bonfire up. Despite the cold weather, we were able to keep warm around the fire using blankets and well down clothes! When it got too cold outside we went down to the cave, lit a lot of candles and played board games. It is definitely recommended to have headlamps with you !!! We saw many bats on their way to the cave, a few flew around otherwise slept the rest. It was nice and warm when we went to bed, we both slept in ski underwear. Despite -17 ° outdoors, we felt nothing for the frost.
The next morning we made coffee and cocoa over trangia in the cave and ate breakfast. We ended the experience with a walk, this time blue route. Definitely a good experience that is worth all the money !!!! :)

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Hejcamp guest

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Accommodation in the lime pit is a unique experience you will never forget. You get access to the entire lime pit on your own, and can spend the evening exploring the various passages in total silence. The pit is 8-9 ° C all year round, but it can quickly feel cold as the humidity is high so I would recommend you have good wool clothes on, also when you go to sleep.

There is access to toilet with heat (something we appreciated when the temperature outside was -3 ° C) and clean water, there is a fire place for free use, and you can buy firewood on site.

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The limestone mine and the campfire site are definitely worth a visit! It was without a doubt a fantastic experience to be allowed to spend the night in the pit and use the facilities in the middle of such a lovely nature area.
Anita and her husband are also super sweet and helpful. So it can definitely be recommended!

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Checking in and out

Check-in between: 3:00 pm–To be agreed
Check-out between: 9:30 am–To be agreed

The underground cave

Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday

Shelter (above ground)

Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday

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An overnight stay in the lime pit is a unique experience and you decide whether you go for a romantic atmosphere with lots of candles and light chains or go for a 100% raw, nature overnight stay with all the lights off.

  • Drinking water
  • Toilet
  • Picnic table
  • Campfire possible

Minimum number of nights: 1
Maximum number of nights: 30
Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 18
Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday

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The shelter is located in the middle of the beautiful Dybdal forest where also the hiking trail "Kalkminoen" goes right by. Underground you have Daubjerg Kalkgrube, where the kilometer-long low labyrinthine passages meander deep underground. You can visit the limestone mine during its opening hours.

  • Drinking water
  • Toilet
  • Picnic table
  • Campfire possible

Minimum number of nights: 1
Maximum number of nights: 30
Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 18
Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday

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