In the magnificent landscape by the Baltic Sea is Helgumannens fishing village.
Sit down for a while, get peace of soul or just enjoy your picknick.
Helgumannen is one of Gotland’s 200 fishing villages and Fårö´s biggest and is located in Gotland’s largest raukarea Digerhuvud.
Once it was full of activities at here when they still was herring to fish.
The legend says that here lived a holy man – a priest or monk – who held morning and evening prayers every day. After him, the fishingvillage have been named.
Today there are only fifteen houses on the shoreline preserved. It´s located in a row to protect against wind and sea. They are built according to ancient tradition. Two of the beach huts in Helgumannens fishing village are built in a prehistoric tradition. They consist of a ceiling set directly on the ground or on a foundation of stone. Behind the sheds lies the fenced drying place for nets, called ”gistgarden”.