Artiklar i fokus
  • Langhammars hammar – Swedens most famous nature reserve with Swedens biggest ”rauks”. Digurhuvud nature reserve is Swedens largest nature reserve with 2 kilometres of ”rauks”. A large Crinoidea – ”Sealily” […]

    Remains of 400 million year old coral reefs in coastal Fårö

    Langhammars hammar – Swedens most famous nature reserve with Swedens biggest ”rauks”. Digurhuvud nature reserve is Swedens largest nature reserve with 2 kilometres of ”rauks”. A large Crinoidea – ”Sealily” […]

  • Norderholm, one of the most beautiful places on Fårö. Snakewatching at Klintängarna nature reserve. Snakes and vipers have a special place where they hibernate together every winter. In early spring, […]

    The last ice leaves Fårö, and the first vipers show up April 3, 2013

    Norderholm, one of the most beautiful places on Fårö. Snakewatching at Klintängarna nature reserve. Snakes and vipers have a special place where they hibernate together every winter. In early spring, […]

  • In april 7, 2012, the cliff at Hammarsänden looked this way! And december 23, 2012, it looked this way. A rock the size of a truck had fallen down! Yes, […]

    The island is changing

    In april 7, 2012, the cliff at Hammarsänden looked this way! And december 23, 2012, it looked this way. A rock the size of a truck had fallen down! Yes, […]

  • Swedens most beautiful stone walls are situated on Fårö! This magnificent stone wall is situated along the way to the nature reserve Langhammars hammar – the nature reserve with the […]

    Stone walls on Fårö

    Swedens most beautiful stone walls are situated on Fårö! This magnificent stone wall is situated along the way to the nature reserve Langhammars hammar – the nature reserve with the […]

  • Last night someone came on a raft to Fårö. I wonder who? He left his jacket in an oil drum and walked on. It must have been an artist! Perhaps […]

    Sea Art

    Last night someone came on a raft to Fårö. I wonder who? He left his jacket in an oil drum and walked on. It must have been an artist! Perhaps […]

  • Everywhere on Fårö You can see those piles of firewood.

    Typical piles of firewood!

    Everywhere on Fårö You can see those piles of firewood.

  • On Fårö´s small narrow roads, the bike is outstanding in terms of getting along the beaches. But don´t forget your helmet!  

    Take the bike!

    On Fårö´s small narrow roads, the bike is outstanding in terms of getting along the beaches. But don´t forget your helmet!  

  • The ice is melting, the sun is shining, the grass is green under the snow and you can´t believe that it will be winter next day again.  

    Braidaur, Fårö, December 28, 2012

    The ice is melting, the sun is shining, the grass is green under the snow and you can´t believe that it will be winter next day again.  

  • The sunrises on Fårö are as beautiful as the sunsets, but we are not so many who are awake when the sun rises in summer. This photo was taken at 04:00 […]

    Sunrise

    The sunrises on Fårö are as beautiful as the sunsets, but we are not so many who are awake when the sun rises in summer. This photo was taken at 04:00 […]

  • This new beautiful boat was photographed January 7, 2011, at Hyluvik. And this beautiful sailing-boat was photographed outside Hammars Juli 6, 2010. Fishing boats in the Lauterhorn harbor on Faro, 27 […]

    Beautiful boats

    This new beautiful boat was photographed January 7, 2011, at Hyluvik. And this beautiful sailing-boat was photographed outside Hammars Juli 6, 2010. Fishing boats in the Lauterhorn harbor on Faro, 27 […]

  • Gamle Hamn nature reserve is a fantastic place where You also can find an old viking harbour and graves from the Iron Age! Especially on Fårö´s northwest and west coast we […]

    The limestone formations on Fårö

    Gamle Hamn nature reserve is a fantastic place where You also can find an old viking harbour and graves from the Iron Age! Especially on Fårö´s northwest and west coast we […]

  • There are 23 windmills on Fårö. Some of them, as this one in Broskogs, has been carefully restored by the owner family. Some years ago this windmill was only a ruin. This […]

    Old windmills on Fårö

    There are 23 windmills on Fårö. Some of them, as this one in Broskogs, has been carefully restored by the owner family. Some years ago this windmill was only a ruin. This […]

  • When You live on an island in the Baltic sea You can experience all kinds of weather, storm as well as the tropical heat and that is really fascinating. This […]

    Stormy weather

    When You live on an island in the Baltic sea You can experience all kinds of weather, storm as well as the tropical heat and that is really fascinating. This […]

  • Sheep are the the most common livestock on Fårö. They give fur and wool, and the most important – they give a first class meat. Here sheep in the Dämbaviken […]

    Sheep from Fårö gives a first class meat

    Sheep are the the most common livestock on Fårö. They give fur and wool, and the most important – they give a first class meat. Here sheep in the Dämbaviken […]

  • In the winter it can be exiting to fish around the coast of Fårö. If You are lucky You can have some nice sea trouts in only a short time […]

    Gone fishin´

    In the winter it can be exiting to fish around the coast of Fårö. If You are lucky You can have some nice sea trouts in only a short time […]

  • ”Täckating” is a very special type of community where people work together to change the roofs of old buildings. The new roofs will keep for 60 years if done properly.  They are made of […]

    Täckating

    ”Täckating” is a very special type of community where people work together to change the roofs of old buildings. The new roofs will keep for 60 years if done properly.  They are made of […]

  • January 4, 2011 we saw the sun on Fårö after several days of heavy snowfalls. At 12 o´clock the sun was at its highest. The grass was full of frost, and we […]

    The sun at it´s highest

    January 4, 2011 we saw the sun on Fårö after several days of heavy snowfalls. At 12 o´clock the sun was at its highest. The grass was full of frost, and we […]

  • Fårö nights

  • Sometimes one feels that one is on the edge. Perhaps it´s not as dangerous as it feels? But it surely is wet.

    On the edge

    Sometimes one feels that one is on the edge. Perhaps it´s not as dangerous as it feels? But it surely is wet.

  • On the northeastern point on Fårö, You will find the high and beautiful lighthouse. The lighthouse is 24 meters high and was built 1846 – 1847. Near the lighthouse You have the […]

    Fårö Lighthouse

    On the northeastern point on Fårö, You will find the high and beautiful lighthouse. The lighthouse is 24 meters high and was built 1846 – 1847. Near the lighthouse You have the […]

  • Gardening on Fårö is a rather tuff hobby. The soil is full of limestone chips and You need a raven hack to make big holes for the plants. After that You fill […]

    Flowers in our garden on Fårö

    Gardening on Fårö is a rather tuff hobby. The soil is full of limestone chips and You need a raven hack to make big holes for the plants. After that You fill […]

  • On Fårö we have plenty of orchids. One of them is the salep (Anacamptis pyramidalis). Unfortunately the cranes (Grus grus) are very fond of the thin rootlets of the salep. Therefore […]

    Wild orchids on Fårö

    On Fårö we have plenty of orchids. One of them is the salep (Anacamptis pyramidalis). Unfortunately the cranes (Grus grus) are very fond of the thin rootlets of the salep. Therefore […]

  • Hammars is a very small village on the island of Fårö. Fårö is situated in the Baltic Sea north for the big island of Gotland and east of the Swedish mainland. Hammars is consisting of […]

    Hammars – a small village on Fårö island, Gotland, Sweden

    Hammars is a very small village on the island of Fårö. Fårö is situated in the Baltic Sea north for the big island of Gotland and east of the Swedish mainland. Hammars is consisting of […]

  • There are different types of water snakes on Gotland. One of the most common is the Gotland grass snake (Natrix natrix gotlandica), an endemic species. The Gotland snake is usually light brown with […]

    Reptiles on Fårö

    There are different types of water snakes on Gotland. One of the most common is the Gotland grass snake (Natrix natrix gotlandica), an endemic species. The Gotland snake is usually light brown with […]

  • One of my favorite occupations in the summer is creating new plants from cuttings. Here I have some fig cuttings, taken from my big fig bush to the right just […]

    Creating new fig bushes

    One of my favorite occupations in the summer is creating new plants from cuttings. Here I have some fig cuttings, taken from my big fig bush to the right just […]

  • If You are living on a small island surrounded by the sea, You will always have the possibility to watch birds. Here I have the nice little chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) in my […]

    Watching birds

    If You are living on a small island surrounded by the sea, You will always have the possibility to watch birds. Here I have the nice little chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) in my […]

  • Butterflies prefers warm and sunny days with no, or just a little, wind.  Watching butterflies on Gotland is one of my favorite interests in the summer. Here we have one of […]

    Butterfly watching in the summer

    Butterflies prefers warm and sunny days with no, or just a little, wind.  Watching butterflies on Gotland is one of my favorite interests in the summer. Here we have one of […]

  • For the moment, the 2nd of January 2011, we have lots of snow on this little island. The photo however is from January 2009. The photo shows a so called […]

    Winter in Hammars, Fårö island

    For the moment, the 2nd of January 2011, we have lots of snow on this little island. The photo however is from January 2009. The photo shows a so called […]

  • Viltra Designstudio AB is a small company owned by my youngest son Erik Westerdahl and his fiancée Hanna Dalrot. They are both design students. Viltra has specialized in designing products […]

    Viltra Designstudio AB

    Viltra Designstudio AB is a small company owned by my youngest son Erik Westerdahl and his fiancée Hanna Dalrot. They are both design students. Viltra has specialized in designing products […]

  • The coast around Fårö is really icy for the moment! That includes our well known ”rauks” – big and small limestone formations originating from ordovician and silurian times. Here we, me and […]

    Sitting under icicles

    The coast around Fårö is really icy for the moment! That includes our well known ”rauks” – big and small limestone formations originating from ordovician and silurian times. Here we, me and […]

  • The most wonderful beetle on Fårö is the Ergates faber – one of our biggest beetles i Sweden. The larvae of this beetle is necessary food for the European roller, […]

    European rollers and beetles

    The most wonderful beetle on Fårö is the Ergates faber – one of our biggest beetles i Sweden. The larvae of this beetle is necessary food for the European roller, […]