Champagne Hiking – no 3. Langhammars – Sweden [featured by Mondial]

Richard Juhlin

Richard Juhlin

Ever heard of the concept of ‘Champagne Hiking’? Richard Juhlin takes You on a wonderful journey round the world. Through the 100 most beautiful places in the world with the 100 most iconic & legendary Champagnes.

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

From an international perspective, I would champion Gotland as Sweden’s most interesting and beautiful landscape. The white, reflective lime stone offers a light similar to that of the vineyards of Champagne. The coastal regions, with orchid filled meadows, pebble beaches and inspiring rock formations, are the most beautiful areas of Gotland. During the short and bright summer, it bears a striking resemblance with Brittany. Somewhat paradoxical, the most spectacular rauk area is not located on the main island, but on Ingmar Bergman’s Fårö a few kilometres north of Fårösund. As you know, in this book I hunt for epccentres and meditative typicity, and just like Bergman, I found it at Digerhuvud and Langhammars Hammar on the north-west coast of Fårö.

Ingmar Bergman fell in love with Fårö when scouting for locations for one of his subsequently world-famous films. “To put it solemnly, I had found my home, my true home. More amusingly, you could say that it was love at first sight.” I encountered the area as a child while chasing Apollo butterflies. I too have come to love the island’s special atmosphere, and I return here as often as I can.

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