Fårö

Fårö, Gotland

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Fårö, Gotland

Fårö is the northerly neighbour of Gotland and is separated from it by the Fårö Strait, but connected by cable ferry. It is a small island, much of it a nature reserve, and it is home to the ancient rauks; limestone pillars formed over the millennia by the sea eroding the limestone and leaving these eerie, but wondrous limestone pillars standing. No visit to Fårö is complete without seeing them. Fårö is also home to Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman and in 2006 Bergman Week attracted 2,000 people to a week of seminars, exhibitions, film viewings at Sundersandsbion (Sudersand Cinema) and visits to film locations used in his films. The long, sandy Sudersand beach on north-eastern Fårö lies next to Sudersands Semesterby which rents cabins for tourists. Fårö ‘fyr’ lighthouse, constructed in 1846-47, sits on the island’s north-eastern point and is 30 metres tall.

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