Southern Gotland attractions

Top Choice Nature Reserve in Southern Gotland

Stora Karlsö

This remote island nature reserve is home to extensive bird life including thousands of guillemots and razorbills, as well as the maculinea arion (large blue butterfly). For nature-lovers, it's well worth the travel…
Top Choice Church in Southern Gotland

Gothem Kyrka

On the east coast, 34km from Visby, Gothem church is one of the most impressive in Gotland; the nave is decorated with friezes dating from 1300.
Ruins in Southern Gotland


Heading southeast from Visby on Rte 143, 6km southwest of the town Dalhem on your way to Ljugarn, pull over to check out this 12th-century Cistercian monastery ruin, a kilometre from the main road. Summer theatre pe…
Area in Southern Gotland


Ljugarn is a small east-coast seaside resort. There are impressive raukar formations at Folhammar Nature Reserve, 2km north. Southwest of Ljugarn and the village of Alskog, the imposing Garde church has four extraor…
Gallery in Southern Gotland

Museum Lars Jonsson

Seven kilometres south of Burgsvik, in the old Vamlingbo prästgård (vicarage) on Rd 142, Museum Lars Jonsson showcases delicate paintings and watercolours by local artist Lars Jonsson, famed for his depictions of Go…
Gallery in Southern Gotland

Leonettes Konst & Keramik

Around 20km north of Ljugarn on the island's eastern seabord, in the hamlet of Kräklingbo, Leonettes Konst & Keramik is home to Californian expat Dan Leonette and his highly regarded, idiosyncratic ceramics and …
Church in Southern Gotland

Öja Kyrka

Just north of Burgsvik, Öja church dates from 1232 and has Gotland’s highest church tower (67m). It has a magnificent cross, and the wall and ceiling paintings are remarkably detailed. Look for the inscribed stone s…
Natural Feature in Southern Gotland

Uggarde Rojr

On the eastern coast near Ronehamn, Uggarderojr is a huge, late–Bronze Age cairn with nearby traces of settlement. The cairn, probably a navigation marker, is now a long way inland due to postglacial uplift.
Ruins in Southern Gotland


Torsburgen, 9km north of Ljugarn, is a partly walled hill fort (the largest in Scandinavia) measuring 5km around its irregular perimeter.
Lake in Southern Gotland

Lojsta Träsk

Stop off at Lojsta to see the deepest lakes in Gotland, the remains of an early medieval fortress and a fine church.