When traveling in Sweden, or even Europe, a must-do is a visit to the island Gotland. This is the place in Sweden with most hours of sun per year. 

The cherrie we pick for you here is Furillen. Furillen is an island outside the north east coast of Gotland, close to the by Ingmar Bergman well known Fårö (which you should also don't miss when you are at it). The island has got its characteristic looks from being both a place for limestone extraction and a military compound. 

It is absolutely beautiful here. Visit the old limestone plant and the hotell situated there called Fabriken Furillen. Bring a picnic to enjoy in the magical evening light, that this spot is known for, or enjoy your dinner at the restaurant at the hotell. The hotell also have Swedish heritage bikes to lend.  When mentioning the light, several big fashion photo shoot has actually taken place here just because of the special kind of blue light that happens here right after the sun set.

The hotell makes a beautiful stay. The rooms is designed with Scandinavian simplicity and the few pieces of furniture are of well known high quality brands. If you do not want to stay in the main building, former part of the factory, you can stay in hidden hermit cabins designed by Mats Theselius tucked away on the southern tip of the island or in the suite which is a freestanding 35 sqm cabin.

We will let the images below tell the rest.

 photo credit: tant johanna

photo credit: tant johanna

 photo credit: hotell Furillen

photo credit: hotell Furillen

The image to the right above is picturing a "rauk" at Fårö (an island just north of Furillen) which is the Swedish word for this Ice Age stone monoliths. Langhammar is a peninsula with rocky beaches situated at the north part of Fårö filled with rauks. Langhammar was also the setting for Ingmar Bergman's film Through a Glass Darkly (Swe: Såsom i en Spegel).  

The pictures above is taken at Fårö outside the quaint Creperie Tati serving crepes to die for.

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