February 20, 2009

Sleep in a Silver Mine

Looking for something unusual to do this weekend? Here's a thought, why not spend a night underground -- Sala Silvermine in Sala Västmanland, Sweden is now a hotel.

Thought to be one of the world's best preserved mine settings, your stay in this adventurous locale begins with a guided tour. You'll learn the history of the silver mine while visiting it's winding passages, lakes and caverns. Before departing, your guide supplies you with a basket of goodies and then you are left to experience the peace and quiet of your new world. You'll see the guide again in the morning when breakfast arrives. There is a toilet near your "room" however the showers are topside.

It's said to be a bit chilly and damp 155m below ground so dress accordingly and bring your credit card, a night at the Sala Silvermine will set you back 3750 sek or about $433.

Click here for more information and some great pictures of Sala's accommodations.

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Susie of Arabia said...

The variety in your posts never ceases to amaze me, Michaelle! It is always so interesting for me when I drop by your blog! Thanks for brightening my day.

Michaelle said...

Thank you Susie!