Members of the resistance movement used Mysinghålå (the Mysing cave) as a shelter during World War II. For a while, the resistance group known as Vestige IV hid in the outskirts of the Mysing farm at Helleland. Refugees on the run from the Germans also made use of Mysinghålå. It was people from the Mysing farm who first suggested the cave as a suitable place of refuge. Mysinghålå is one of two caves used as hideouts in the area. It was furbished with an oven, bunks, a table and a window. The smallest cave was used at first, but proved unsuitable both because of its size and because of water seeping in. The smaller cave is not marked in the terrain today, but lies a few minutes' walk from Mysinghålå.
Acts of espionage and sabotage against the Germans were carried out from Mysinghålå. In 1944-45, as many as 14 saboteurs and refugees were hiding in Mysinghålå. The Germans never located the hideout.
Today, the hike to Mysinghålå is clearly marked. From E-39 between Helleland and Ualand, follow the road towards Mysing and then follow the marked path from the parking lot. Approximately 40 minutes’ walk at a leisurely pace.
…when visiting the cultural heritage site Mysinghålå:
- Tread carefully
- Please clean up after yourself
Elevation profile for the trip to Mysinghålå
How to find Mysinghålå
Parking lot by the Mysing farm at Helleland. Continue on the marked hiking path.
Signed exit from E39 between Helleland and Ualand.