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Fårö, spelled _Faroyna_ in 15th century Swedish, is a small (113 sq. km) island located just north-east of the larger island of Gotland. Until recently the island was a military protection area rigorously shielded from foreigners, but luckily that has changed now...

Fårö, spelled Faroyna in 15th century Swedish, is a small (113 sq. km) island located just north-east of the larger island of Gotland. Until recently the island was a military protection area rigorously shielded from foreigners, but luckily that has changed now…

Fårö is distinctly different from the rest of Gotland with a starker landscape and ultra fine sand. The buildings retain several archaic features no longer found in the rest of Gotland – many sheep barns and dwelling houses, for example, are still roofed with sedge.

The most famous inhabitant of Fårö is without doubt Ingmar Bergman, he live here all-year-round until he passed away in 2007. Every summer, film enthusiasts and big names from the film world head to Fårö for Bergman Week.
Just north of the ferry berth, a road leads west to Ryssnäset. Here, too, the landscape, buffeted by the wind blowing off the sea, is starkly beautiful. A little to the north of the southern point of Ryssnäs lies the English Cemetery, a cholera cemetery dating back to the days of the Crimean War, when the British fleet was stationed in Fårösund.

My brother-in-law has a house here and last Christmas we celebrated at his place. Taking long walks during the day, to work off some those calories, and admiring the beautiful and well preserved surroundings reminding of times long gone.
Fårö is a great place to visit, especially in the summer (even though there will be plenty of tourists at that time of year), and perfect for cultural excursions, kite surfing, wind surfing, swimming or just relaxing on one of the many beautiful beaches. Day trips can be made to the cultural capital of Visby (Gotland) or the national park of Gotska Sandön.

I feel extraordinary lucky to have access to such a beautiful place on earth…

“Credits”:http://www.gotland.info/language/eng/gotland-faro-information.php

written by anarchy

5 comments

  1. vicuna

    vicuna

    Oh, I love Bergmans films! Is that the beach where takes place the chess play from the "7th seal"? Cool location and bergman moody shots! :)

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  2. anarchy

    anarchy

    Thanks Vicuna =) The famous scene where Max von Sydow battles the Grim Reaper in a game of Chess was filmed on the Swedish west coast at a place called "Hovs Hallar". Unfortunately I didn't bring a camera last time I was there. It's on my list though and not so far away from home so I might pack a few cams and head over there when the weather gets warmer... Gotland however is located outside the Swedish east coast...

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  3. anelfandhiszippo

    anelfandhiszippo

    Fårö är ett riktigt fin ställe, har själv inte varit där dock :( Fina bilder lite mörk stämning.

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  4. tmmluis

    tmmluis

    I didn't know this place before but I found its name interesting since I live in a Portuguese city called "Faro"!

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  5. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-

    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-

    I like the strange feeling of these images...there’s indeed silence and disorientation, I think they truly show ordinary moments of an extraordinary place. Hope you’ll enjoy it.

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