The Fårö Framtid Society
Fårö Framtid is a society founded in March 1998. The purpose was to form an umbrella organization which could represent the local community in matters concerning the island. The society consists of representatives from the local history association, the society of common land on Fårö and the community-development society on Fårö. The organization works for more vacant work opportunities and a long-term durable development of Fårö. Developing tourism, agriculture and other businesses and still guarding the nature and culture of the island.
The Information Centre on Fårö is situated conveniently in the middle of the island nearby the church. Here, you can find information and help concerning your visit to Fårö. We sell books, postcards and maps and give general information about Fårö. You can rent Computers for short internet errands and information may be used. Other services are: use of copying machine, fax machine and computer printouts.
Opening hours 2012
10 a.m. to 5.00 p.m closed Tuesday and Wednesday
June to August
10 a.m. to 5.00 p.m all days
10 a.m. to 5.00 closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Telephone: 00-46-498-22 40 22
Events and activities 2012
Potato dumpling-championship 2012 0210
Potato dumpling-championship (eat as many potato dumplings as you can) takes place in Fårö Bygdegård (the house of the local community) in the beginning of February every year.
The Bergman week
The Bergman Week 2012 takes place June 25 – July 1. More information go to Bergmancenter webbsite.
The Bergman Week is arranged by The Fårö Bergman Center Foundation in collaboration with The Bergman Estate, Gotland Film Commission and Göteborg International Film Festival. The Bergman Week is financed with support from the Municipality of Gotland, Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, The Swedish Film Institute and The Swedish Institute.
The Raukrace 7 August 19.00
A running race at sunset. All categories of runners are welcome. Start at the Lauter marina.
Fårö by night Saturday 15 September 2012
It starts at 6 p.m. and ends at midnight mass 24.00. Experience Fårö off season and by night! Visit the lighthouse, hike along the coast, listen to the storyteller at the English graveyard, enjoy our local restaurants and shops, nightbaking at the local bakery. There are lots of activities and special happenings all over the island. Sleeping accommodations are available.
The Fårö Cross
Now you can buy the beautiful Fårö necklace. The necklace is a copy of a silver cross from the Viking Age and is sold with a silver chain and the tale of when they found the original, all in a nice gift wrapping. The cross was found in the 1930’s in a women’s grave at an excavation plot from the Viking Age at Vinor, near Sudersand. The necklace can only be bought on Fårö.
Places of purchase: Ebbes, The Information centre, Broänge, Sylvis Döttrar.
Fårö in English
Download our brochure in pdf-format containing 20 pages of useful information about Fårö.
The brochure headlines:
· Welcome to Fårö
· The Landscape
· Glimpses of the History of Fårö
· Places worth visiting
· What to bear in mind when visiting Fårö
· Regulations of protection areas of Fårö
· The Association Fårö Framtid
· Fårö Info-Centre
Support The Fårö Framtid SocietyIf you would like to support our work and become a member of the organization, put SEK100 in postal giro account nr. 133 95 82-7. ......................................................
The Information Centre on FåröThe Information Centre on Fårö is situated conveniently in the middle of the island nearby the church. Here, you can find information and help concerning your visit to Fårö. ......................................................
ideasIf you have any ideas of what we can do to accomplish changes, arrange activities or if you have any other requests regarding Fårö´s future, don´t hesitate to contact anyone from the commitee.