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On the islands of Fårö and Gotland, rock formations called "Raukar" can be found.
World Heritage town Visby is a must for all visitors. The narrow alleys, the ring wall and the old cathedral ruins bear witness to a historic time when Visby was a large medieval town.
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Cheeses from Stafva Farm Dairy in Gotland.
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During a week in November the Gotland in New York festival took place at Scandinavia House and Restaurant Aquavit in New York. Visitors were invited to discover and celebrate the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Gotland, Sweden’s largest island through its art, culture, and cuisine.
Ingmar Bergman first came to Fårö, Gotland’s sister island, on a stormy April day in 1960 in search of a location to shoot Through A Glass Darkly. His encounter with the island made a deep impression, and its distinctive rugged landscape later became a hallmark of many of his films.
For an island roughly the size of Long Island, Gotland offers am impressive array of things to do, even if that means just relaxing by the sea. Whether you’re a beach comber, a medieval history buff, or an aspiring gourmand, you’ll easily find your place on this beautiful Swedish island!
Whether its wood, wool, leather, stone, glass, concrete, textiles, metal, or ceramics, Gotland’s craftspeople are masters of the island’s many diverse materials. The island’s rare beauty and unique atmosphere have inspired painters, sculptors, and artisans since the late 19th century.
Gotland is both an interesting gastronomic destination and a model for sustainable agriculture worldwide. The island is known for its emphasis on sustainability throughout the entire food chain, as well as its outstanding produce, meat, and fish.
Traveling to Gotland from Stockholm and the Swedish mainland is very easy. You can travel there either by modern, comfortable, high-speed ferry, or by airplane.