The stark landscape of Faro may not appeal to most but there are many great wonders to be found on this Swedish island. The starkness of the landscape has been utilised by a number of film directors in the past, most famously Ingmar Bergman on a few occasions. Bergman also lived on the island for a great number of years, preferring the solitude to the bustle of the film industry. It is sparsely populated and has little in the way of amenities, there is no bank or police station but if you are seeking to view centuries old Swedish living then this is certainly the place to be. The island is home to what is believed to be the oldest language in the country and the locals don’t expect to change any time soon.
Faro has become home to a burgeoning summer population and there are some small amendments being made to the way that people live, there is a full moon party in September every year which is becoming popular with tourists and also a week-long Bergman festival in June that is becoming more and more popular. The island is located north of Gotland and the easiest way to get here is to travel south from Stockholm to Visby, the capital of the region and travel from there. One of the most spectacular regions is Langhammar, a nature reserve and rocky beach with remarkable stone monoliths that dot the beach.
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