According to legend, the cave is named after a man called Karl who was on the run from the wars in the 16th or 17th century. As a Carolinian, he was a soldier during Sweden's era of great power and deserted to escape the front in Europe. Hiding in the small cave, he was discovered by a huntsman when he made a fire and smoke rose from the crevice in the rock.
Karls Kammare is about 150 metres from the nearest road. A small bay at the side of the road offers space for a car. From there, just follow the signs into the forest until you find the entrance to the cave.