Make a visit underground!

Seize the opportunity and go on a guided tour at a depth of 500 metres! An experience you're guaranteed not to forget!

The Äspö Hard Rock Laboratory is a unique facility owned by SKB, Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co. There are guided tours twice a day up to six times a week during the summer. The 10:30 am tour on Wednesdays is in English. At a depth of nearly 500 metres scientists and engineers are conducting field tests end developing technical solutions that will make the final repository safe for both man and the environment. There are guided tours during the summer and some Saturdays all year round. The age limit is 7 years.

Visit the underground summer tours 2014

23-28 June and 14 July - 9 August

Monday - Saturday
10.30–12.45
14.30–16.45

11-16 August

Monday - Saturday
10.30–12.45

Guided tours in English every Wednesday at 10.30 am.

The first tour of the day (the 10.30 tour) offers a return bus trip from Oskarshamn. Should you wish driving yourself, the tour starts at 10.30 pm at Urbergsentrén. Please note that the pick up time for the bus is at 10 am, at Södra Långgatan 15-17, just outside the lighthouse at hotel Forum. Please be on time, the driver will leave at 10 am sharp.

Please note that the tour ends at 12.45 pm. The bus ride back to Oskarshamn takes about 30 minutes, estimated time of arrival in Oskarshamn is 13.15 pm. 

Preregistration is mandatory and photo identification must be shown upon arrival. Book your tour now by calling the Tourist Information in Oskarshamn on the following number +46 (0)491 770 72.

The tour is completely free of charge. The tour lasts for just over 2 hours and casual clothing is recommended. The lower age limit is 7 years. This tour is not suitable for disabled persons or persons having trouble walking without assistance of any kind. 

Coordinates to Urbergsentrén (where the tour starts):

Latitude N 57'  24,775'
Longitude E 016'  39,407'