If you enjoy Meadows, Forests and Gotland Ponies
Not all trees that grow on Gotland have needles, there are also many lovely deciduous forests to hike through. There are remarkable sand forests with knotty pine trees and a place where you can find wild Gotland ponies. Ängen, as the landscaped meadows of flowers and deciduous trees are called, are environments that are home to many species, partly because they have been used as pastures. Plants, birds, insects and other animals thrive on the island.
Large knotty oaks, wild-growing dewberries, bats and woodpeckers.
You will find this gem eight kilometres east of Visby. There is a 1.6-kilometre nature path that traverses this meadow. Nature, cultural history and beautiful surroundings, all in one.
Bosarve deciduous forest
This area has been in use since the Stone Age. Nowadays, you will find the splendou of flowers, birds and many ancient remains such as the Bronze Age cairns and the remains of Iron Age farms in Solsänget.
On north-east Fårö, there is a queer sand forest. Pine trees grow on a giant sand dune and the area is known for the predatory antlions found here. They dig small sand pits where they pull down and overpower ants and insects.
The forest of wild horses. Here, you will find a herd of Gotland ponies – Sweden’s oldest domestic breed of horses. There are about 50 mares and their foals that live freely in the area though they are herded a couple of times a year. If you want to ensure that you get a glimpse of these small cuties, we recommend a guided tour.