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|
|Location||Gotland County, Sweden|
|Nearest city||Fårösund, Gotland Municipality|
|Area||44.9 km2 (17.3 sq mi), of which 8.42 km2 (3.25 sq mi) are water.|
|Established||1909, extended in 1963 and 1988|
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.
The Schipka Pass is a handmade pass through the sand dunes
The eastern coast seen from the lighthouse
The north-eastern coast early in the morning
Other websites change
Media related to Gotska Sandön at Wikimedia Commons
- Gotska Sandön National Park Archived 2011-03-25 at the Wayback Machine from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
- Gotska Sandön (in Swedish)
- Birds on Gotska Sandön Archived 2008-01-11 at the Wayback Machine