Caving history in Finland and the Finnish Caving Society

Caving history in Finland and the Finnish Caving Society

Early Origins of Speleology in Finland (1666 – 1980) The first cataloguing of Finnish caves began in 1666, under Swedish rule, for the Swedish crown. While under Russian rule in the 1800s, the Finnish Literature Society and the Finnish Antiquarian Society sent young students to collect folk tales, including information on caves. Geographic and geological literature started featuring Finnish caves between 1870 and 1890. The […]

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