We were told we would have loved it. We were told of a simple stretch of coast behind the pine trees, gravel cycling paths, a happy hippy atmosphere and two restaurants, one sophisticated and one more relaxed. Now that we’ve been to Bungenäs, we can guarantee that you will be up for a special summer. An inspiring and eccentric place, a promontory where to eat with new friends, a beach with metal sun loungers to fall asleep under the trees, a name you will want to reveal only to those people you know will be able to appreciate its magic. To get here you walk through the woods, open a gate and carefully close it behind you, then keep walking along a path surrounded by oak trees, pine trees, hedges and bushes. The air smells of mountains and the light filters through the branches…
In our lives there would have been a time before and after Gotland. While most people were spending their summer at the beach on the Mediterranean Sea, we flew to Stockholm, then to Visby. On a green oval shaped land on the freezing Northern Sea we found ourselves in a fairy-tale…
Fabriken Furillen is a place that gets into your heart and never leaves you. If you’re a sceptical or a pragmatic person you might wonder what is there so special in a design hotel within an old gravel quarry in an isolated island of the North. We would reply that the only way you could understand it is by coming here and experiencing it for yourself. As soon as you get out of your car you feel the desire to stay…
by Karin Milton
Karin has pastel blue eyes, golden blond hair, rosy cheeks and a cheerful personality. She teaches social sciences at high school and in the last three years she’s been looking after her hotel, the Stelor. It’s a fairy-tale hotel with a superb restaurant south of Visby on the island of Gotland.
It’s through the eyes that we establish a first contact with the world around us and we get a first emotional response to it. The sight of Fabriken Furillen, in Gotland’s north peninsula, is both touching and enchanting. Men have transformed a disused old mine cave within a desolated land in the extreme North, into a welcoming and poetic setting, between forest and sea.