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The southern part of Gotland includes towns such as Hemse, Ljugarn and Burgsvik. It is the most quiet part of the island, and has some of the most famous rauks.


  • 1 Hemse with around 1,700 inhabitants is Gotland's largest settlements outside Visby, and the only major retail centre in southern Gotland.
  • 2 Burgsvik with around 300 inhabitants is a port village.
  • 3 Ljugarn Ljugarn on Wikipedia with around 200 inhabitants, the oldest seaside resort in Gotland


Map of Southern Gotland

Get in and around[edit]

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

There are marinas at least in 1 Burgsvik in the south-west and 2 Ronehamn in the east.


  • 1 Hammarshage hällar and Holmshällars rauk fields (In the southern part of Gotland). Two nearby rauk fields.
  • 2 Hoburgsgubben (on the southernmost tip of Gotland). The rauk is said to resemble a human face in profile from the right angle.
  • 3 Stavgard. A 10th century village ruin where the master house was 60 metres long, and a modern replica of the village. Stavgard (Q2334920) on Wikidata
  • 4 Närsholmen. A nature reserve on a peninsula with a lighthouse.


  • 1 Hörte beach (Herta beach) (on the eastern shore of Gotland). A sand beach.
  • 2 Hallvide islandshästgård. A stable for Icelandic horses.






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