Don´t miss this while visiting Fårö
Digerhuvud & Helgumannens fishing port
Digerhuvud is a several kilometer long rauk area/natur reserv and is Gotlands biggest rauk field. The rauks rise high and low from the sea and are scattered all along the coast. Along the coast line you also find the Helguman, Fårös best preserved fishing port that during the eighteenth century was Fårös most important.
The church of Fårö and the grave of Ingmar Bergman
Distance from Sudersand: 10 kilometers
In addition to it´s apparent and considerable cultural value, here you can also find memories from the time when Fårö´s population lived of fishing and seal hunting.
The Kuta-painting tells an exciting tale about a couple of brave seal hunters. During the winter of 1603, the seal hunters took to the ice but unfortunately the ice started to crack and the seal hunters found themselves drifting on blocks of ice. A few of them drifted ashore on the island of Gotska Sandön, while the others drifted all the way to the way across the Baltic Sea and were saved by the mainland.
Ingmar Bergman rests in the beautifully situated cemetery located by the Church of Fårö
Russian Isthmus (Ryssnäs)
Distance from Sudersand: 20 kilometers
At the Russian Isthmus on the southern tip of Fårö you find the so called English Cemetery, one of Fårö´s two burial cites for the cholera infected. During the Krim war (1953-1956) the allied Baltic Sea fleet used Fårösund as their military base. Both farmers and merchants made a good profit, but during this period a cholera epidemic erupted that killed both military people as well as civilians.
The Russian Isthmus is also a breeding place for a large variety of birds returning to this place every year.
The lighthouse of Fårö
Distance from Sudersand: 7 kilometers
The lighthouse of Fårö was built during 1846-1847. In 1953 electricity was installed in the lighthouse, but the light source before that consisted of rapeseed oil lamps and after that kerosene lamps. The tower of the lighthouse is 24 meters high. The lighthouse is as of 1977 unmanned. It is still in use and is owned and operated by the Swedish Maritime Administration.
Ulla Hau nature reserv
Distance from Sudersand: 300 meters
At Ulla Hau you have the opportunity to witness the super powers of nature. At Ulla Hau the wind shaped the landscape for over 200 years, before the drastic changes was finally stopped by the planting of sand trough and trees which restrained the sand.
Distance from Sudersand: 15 kilometers
A majestic nature reserve with some impressive stone forms called “raukar”, some over 8 meters high.
The nature on Langhammars hammer is barren and surrounded by fields of shingle stone. An outstanding experience all times of the year. On the way out the well preserved farm ”Langhammars” from the 17th-century is located, and while passing the farm you will find yourself arriving to another planet.
Natur- and culture tracks, The Dämba Woods
Distance from Sudersand: 16 kilometers
The marked trail is at about 1200 meters long, with benches and information boards that tell about the area’s history and nature. The area has a lot of ancient monuments, ranging from 2000 year old graves to earth cellars and lime kilns from the 19th-century. Open all year round!
Current events on Gotland & Fårö
The easter march in Visby on “skärtorsdagen” is a long-standing tradition that attracts several thousand of participants, a festival for both adults and children. Dressed up as everything from easter bunnies, witches and chickens the participants march together through the streets of Visby. The goal is the easter eggs filled with candy that every dressed up participant gets at the end of the march!
The Primeur Premiere
Meet the Spring on Gotland. During the Primeur Premiere lavished tables filled with Gotlands finest primeur´s and delicacies are served. In the town of Visby there a large food market is held as well as lectures, food tastings, food shows and lots of culinary frolic.
Open Art Studios
A unique art experience on Gotland during the month of May. In almost every parish of the island you can look at art, talk about art or buy art in one of Sweden´s biggest exhibitions. welcome to browse through up to a 100 different art studios located all over our beautiful island!
The Bergman Week
Few places in the world ment more to Ingmar Bergman than that of Fårö. The landscape did not just play an important part in seven of his films, Fårö was where he lived and worked for long periods of his life before he settled there. The Bergman week is a 6 day long homage to Ingmar Bergman´s artistry, with movie screenings, seminars and guided tours to his shooting locations. The purpose is to keep Bergman´s work alive and available and to create a context where Bergman´s movies can meet a new audiens and where his world of ideas kan be discussed.
The Bergman week is arranged every year during week 26 by The Future of Fårö, Film on Gotland and The Gothenburg Film Festival in collaboration with the Collage of Gotland and the Ingmar Bergman Foundation.
The Roma Theater
The Roma theater at the Roma monestery ruin is one of Swedens biggest and most beautiful summer theater scenes. Every year thousands of enthusiastic spectators walk through the avenues leading up to the theater stage, to spend the summer night at the Roma Theater – while the twilight thickens and the theater light take over and enhances the mystique.
Almedal´s week (Politic Week)
The parliamentary parties, through their representatives on Gotland, are the main organizers of the Almedal´s week and Gotland Municipality is the main host. The Almedal´s week is always arranged during week 27.
The Children´s Choir Week
The Children´s Choir Week on Fårö in a recurrent and much appreciated summer event for both the young and the elder even though the children are the ones in focus.Since 1989 people have gathered to sing and have fun in Fårö´s wonderful landscape. In the beginning the number of participants were few, but over the years over 300 singers have taken part in six different choirs. The Children´s Choir week is arranged during week 28 every year.
The Stånga games
Gutnish games on a professional level! Front- & back-pärk, stångstörtning, gutnish pentathlon, spark Bläistre, rövkrok, herre pa stand, dräg´hank och täm stäut mm. Over 2000 participants! A true festival!
The Medieval Week
We´re moved back in time to the wear of 1361 when the town of Visby was a powerful trading town in the Hansa, and was plundered by the Danish king Valdemar Atterdag. Every year, during week 32, the medieval era returns to Gotland an Visby in particular. The Medieval Week is the country´s biggest historic festival with medieval music, theater, markets, spectacles, tournaments, lectures and courses. Over 300 events with a mixture of history, fairy tales, seriousness and festivity.
Market Autumn on Gotland
By the end of August, the yearly autumn markets on Gotland start with a large traditional market in Slite. The market season continues through out September and October with crowds, commerce and tivoli in the parishes of Havdhem, Kräklingbo, Klintehamn och Hemse.
Discover Fårö and the locals creativity and charm during a late summer night in September! From 18.00 to 24.00 Fårö open it´s arms to you letting you enjoy music, local delicacy, freshly baked bread, leather clothes, soft lambskins etc…
The eateries are open late, the local grocery store Ica gives discounts and ghost stories are told amongst the cholera-graves. The evening end with a church service in the local church. Fårönatta is always arranged the third weekend in September.
Gotland Grand National
The GGN is the biggest enduro race in the world. The race takes place on Tofta firing ground, where elite racers and amateurs from bort Sweden and the rest of the world every year accept the difficult challenge to race through the muddy and difficult tracks by enduro bikes.
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The villas and cottages are available for hire through the entire year.
The Campingsites are open from May 1 until September 30.
Mon - Fri: 9.00am - 6.00pm
Sat - Sun: 9.00am - 6.00pm