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Central Gotland is sparsely populated (except Visby) and mainly made up by farmlands and forests.

Settlements[edit]

  • Roma or Romakloster, a monastery town with around 1,000 inhabitants; the only main retail location in the central island.
  • Tofta, a beach village with around 800 inhabitants.
  • Klintehamn, a port town with around 1,500 inhabitants.

Understand[edit]

Map of Central Gotland

Get in[edit]

Central Gotland is accessible by car, bus and bike. The flat sceneries make tour cycling a good option during summer.

By yacht[edit]

  • 1 Klintehamn guest harbour, +46 498 24 09 46. 5–10 guest berths. Toilet, showers and self-service laundry. Cars and bikes for hire. Café, which handles the fees. Fuel, groceries, motor service etc. 0.5–1 km away. 0–19 m: 100–260 kr.
  • 2 Ljugarn, +46 73 777 49 07, . 30 berths. 240 kr, electricity 30 kr.
  • 3 Herrvik, +46 73 600 63 07. 0–19 m: 110–270 kr, electricity 50 kr.

See[edit]

  • 2 Roma kloster. In Roma (also called Romakloster), 20 km from Visby, there are ruins of a Cistercian monastery from the 1160s, and a manor (Roma kungsgård). The manor is a popular destination and there are theatre performances in the church ruins in summer.
  • 3 Gothemhammar (Gothemshammar). An ancient hill fort.
  • 4 Folhammar. A nature reserve with rauks.
  • 5 Ekstakusten. A nature reserve.
  • 6 Garde kyrka. A medieval church. Garde Church on Wikipedia

Do[edit]

  • 1 Gotlandståget (Gotlands Hesselby Jernväg). 1878–1960 there was a railway to Roma (the station some distance from the manor and monastery), and a heritage railway remains: (891 mm, reconstructed along part of the former route, with some of the original stock).
  • 2 Wild Horse Safari at Lojsta Hed, +46 70-547 82 68, . Tours are at 10.00 and 13.00. The tour is about 2 hours. The "Gotland pony" or the "Gotland russ" is the oldest and only wild pony breed in Sweden. In the early 20th century the breed was close to extinction, wherefore the "Lojsta Moor" reserve was set up. Still today a herd of wild russes roam the moor. During the summer the reserve can be accessed during guided tours. 200 kr per person.
  • 3 Ljungarn beach (On the eastern shore of Gotland). A long sand beach.
  • 4 Sandviken beach (On the eastern shore of Gotland). A broad sand beach.
  • 5 Åminne beach (On the eastern shore of Gotland). A broad sand beach.
  • 6 Tofta beach (18 km south of central Visby). A long sand beach. Undeniably the most popular beach on Gotland.

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Go next[edit]

  • Northern Gotland
  • Southern Gotland
  • Karlsöarna, i.e. the islands of Stora Karlsö and Lilla Karlsö, are definitely worth a day's visit, Stora Karlsö is one of the world's oldest nature preserves, second only to Yellowstone National Park. Connection from Klintehamn in summer.
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