From Björkhaga all the places worth a visit are within reach.
Visby is the city of roses and ruins. The idyllic small town is Gotland’s biggest population center with 25000 residents. Tourists started traveling to Visby over 100 years ago and it is now Sweden’s most popular tourist destination. People are rarely disappointed with the shopping in Visby, you will find everything from big shopping chains to small local stores and great restaurants. Seven of Visby’s restaurants were mentioned in the 2014 edition of the restaurant bible The White Guide.
Big and Little Karlsö has extraordinary unexplored nature. Here you will find thousands of Guillemot’s and Razorbill’s relaxing on the precipice, there is caves and very rare plants. Ever since the Karlsö islands were founded 400 million years ago the island’s have had beautiful typical gotlandic sheep.
The air is fresh and clear, the morning fog has just disappeared, a harrier moves silently over the sea and the bittern’s exceptional sound can be heard in the early spring morning. With a thermos filled with hot coffee and freshly made bread from one of the islands local bakeries you are ready to experience the amazing gotlandic nature and birds. Gotland offers bird experiences all year around
1984 was the first year for Gotland Grand National and now, 35 years later, it is the world's largest enduro competition . The magical start of the competition is something you do not want to miss. The drivers are all waiting on their clean motorbikes in silence for the sound of the gunshot that means they get to start their motorbikes. In no time the difficult terrain turn their clean clothes and bikes into nothing but mud. One lap race is 22 km long with mixed terrain, there is water holes, mud holes, slippery limestone and small paths in the forest. Today GGN has classes for all ages with around 3000 drivers in each class. Gotland Grand National
Kneippbyn is Gotland’s famous amusement park with a summerpark (land attractions) and waterpark (water attractions). Kneippbyns waterpark has fun attractions for all ages, the smallest ones can play in their baby pools while the brave ones can throw themselves down waterslides like Bullet, Shark River or the unique Half Pipe. The waterpark has 17 waterslides and 7 pools so you are guaranteed to find something that suits you. Kneippbyn also has the real Pippi Longstockings house. The day you go to Kneippbyn is going to be the day the kids call the best day of the holiday. Kneippbyn
Only a couple of kilometers from Bjorkhaga is Klintehamn, the second biggest population center on Gotland. Klintehamn has grocery shops, doctors general practice,dentist, library, gas station, mechanic and Systembolaget (where you can buy alcohol). The ferry to Big Karlsö leaves from Klintehamn and every year in September there is a big market called Klinte market.
Krysmyntagården is only a couple of kilometers north of Visby right by the sea. This is a wonderful place to visit if you want to enjoy a magical atmosphere surrounded by flowers and plants, drink coffee or eat food, shop local things in the little shop and enjoy the sea. Krysmyntagården has been a popular tourist attraction for over 40 years, it is definitely worth a visit. Krusmyntagården
There are buses almost every hour during the days that takes you to Visby and back to Bjorkhaga. There are also buses that go south to Hemse. The easies way to keep track of the buses is to download the app Ridango or Resrobot (app or website). You can also look on Gotland’s public transports website to plan your trips. Public transports on Gotland