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map of gotlandLärbro church at the north part of Gotland.

  For your exploring expedition of Gotland: Between Lärbro and Fårösund (where the ferry to Fårö departs) is a small community named Bunge. There you can find the very interesting Bunge Museum. It describes how people and cattle lived in the North for 2-3 centuries ago. The area is big and beautiful, so plan your time for a visit at this historical retrospect with how the rooms and dresses looked like, the stables (with hey), a sawmill, a smithy, a mill for the food and so on. Watch your head, the doors are not very high.

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Fårö - An island with a diffent nature than the main island. It's well-known for the 'raukar', natural formations of lime stone, sandy beaches like Sudersand, and the sheeps. To get to and from Fårö, you must take a ferry including a queue that applies. The crossing is fast, but the wait in the queues is the longer.

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Tingstäde - A village beside a march, where they have found an old fortification made of wood.

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Slite - The largest village on Gotland that is dependent on the cement industry. Close to Slite you can visit Slite Strandby where you can stay for some days.

Fårö

Visby
- The only city on the island of Gotland. See the page map with specified sights. The city is a World Heritage City and the inner city has more restaurants and pubs per capita than in the rest of Sweden. Map Visby.

South of Visby are some sandy beaches. The best known is Tofta Strand.

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Klintehamn - Just south-west of the village are two islands, Stora Karlsö och Lilla Karlsö, with guillemots and razorbills on the rocky cliff ledges. Both islands are classified as nature reserves. At the small harbour the boats depart, and a restaurant is there with only very Swedish traditional food. Camping with swimming is nearby Klintehamn.

Klintehamn

Hemse - Commercial center in the south part of Gotland.

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Ljugarn (8 languages) - The east and south parts of the island has a very special nature, and in the south-east part of Gotland you can also find 'raukar' in the "Folhammar Rauk area". Ljugarn is a popular place for tourists.

Folhammar

Hoburg and Holmhällar have stone rocks with "rauk" fields. The sites are south of Burgsvik, and here are very good restaurants with local dishes. Gotland has more than 100 nature reserves.

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Kräklingbo: For those who are really picky, there is a 5-star restaurant here with the name Krakas Krog. Then you need a driving map. You also need to be prepared to pay for an overnight stay ;-). Krakas Krog won 'Di Weekend's Destination of the Year' award in 2020. The place is pretty close to Ljugarn.

krakas krog

Gotland has 800 km of coastline with fantastic sand and stone beaches. The island has 92 churches, and they are from The Middle Ages (1050-1525), so many villages are not shown on this map of Gotland. Gotland is 176 km long (including Fårö) and 52 km wide. The upper bedrock was established during the Selurian time about 400 miljon years ago, and is mainly built up by lime sone. Very often you can find whole shells of historical marine animals in the stones.

Author: Göran Smitterlau

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