Gotska Sandön

Swedish Baltic Sea island

Gotska Sandön is a Swedish island in the Baltic Sea. It is located cirka 38 kilometres north of Fårö. The island is approximately 9 kilometres long and 6 kilometres wide. Its area is approximately 36 km².

Gotska Sandön National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
The eastern coast, as seen from the lighthouse.
LocationGotland County, Sweden
Nearest cityFårösund, Gotland Municipality
Coordinates58°22′N 19°15′E / 58.367°N 19.250°E / 58.367; 19.250
Area44.9 km2 (17.3 sq mi), of which 8.42 km2 (3.25 sq mi) are water.[1]
Established1909, extended in 1963 and 1988[1]
Governing bodyNaturvårdsverket
Gotska Sandön is located in Sweden
Gotska Sandön
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Location of Gotska Sandön in Sweden

The island mostly Gotska consists of sand. Its nature is dominated by beaches, dunes, and pine forests. In 1909, the island became one of the National parks of Sweden. In the summertime,regular boat tours are moving between the island and Fårö as well as nd Nynäshamn.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Gotska Sandön National Park". Naturvårdsverket. Archived from the original on 6 September 2015. Retrieved 26 February 2009.

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