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 with around 200 inhabitants, the oldest seaside resort in Gotland
Get in and around
Southern Gotland is accessible by car, bus and bike. The flat sceneries make tour cycling a good option during summer.
- 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.
- 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.