The Crown Princess's walk on Gotland

On Friday 4 May, The Crown Princess carried out her eighth walk through the provinces of Sweden in Gotland. The walk was carried out in the northwest part of the island.

The Crown Princess had the opportunity to try birdwatching together with ornithologists. Photo: Sören Andersson/TT

The Crown Princess had the opportunity to try birdwatching together with ornithologists. Photo: Sören Andersson/TT

The day began at Harudden, where The Crown Princess met ornithologists. The Crown Princess also learnt about Hall Hangvar Nature Reserve and the Klint Coastal Trail.

Photo: Sören Andersson/TT

At the beginning of the walk, The Crown Princess met land owners who talked about how they take care of the countryside and the nature reserve.

Tarring at Sigsarve beach. Photo: royalcourt.se

Tarring at Sigsarve beach. Photo: royalcourt.se

Later, the province walk continued through coastal meadows, along the beach and through coastal forests. The Crown Princess and her fellow walkers stopped at the fishing village of Norstad, where they learnt about the fishing villages of Gotland.

The Crown Princess walked 14 km along the planned Klint Coastal Trail. Photo: Sören Andersson/TT

The Crown Princess walked 14 km along the planned Klint Coastal Trail. Photo: Sören Andersson/TT

The Crown Princess at Häftingsklint. Photo: royalcourt.se

The Crown Princess at Häftingsklint. Photo: royalcourt.se

Lunch was then eaten at the Sigges Kurru rest cottage and the Swedish Outdoor Association's campsite.

The walk then continued towards Sigsarve beach. Along the way, The Crown Princess learnt about the hillfort at Häftingsklint. Local orienteering clubs then gave a brief orienteering lesson.

The Crown Princess is given an orienteering lesson by a local orienteering club. Photo: Sören Andersson/TT

The Crown Princess is given an orienteering lesson by a local orienteering club. Photo: Sören Andersson/TT

The Crown Princess tries rod fishing at Sigsarve beach. Photo: royalcourt.se

The Crown Princess tries rod fishing at Sigsarve beach. Photo: royalcourt.se

The Crown Princess then tried rod fishing at the beach.

The final part of the walk was from Sigsvare to Svarthäll. At Svarthäll, The Crown Princess found out about planned accessibility work.

The Crown Princess is shown the working horses used in conservation. Photo: Sören Andersson/TT

The Crown Princess is shown the working horses used in conservation. Photo: Sören Andersson/TT

Gotland

Gotland is Sweden's largest island, and is about 100 kilometres from the mainland. Together with Fårö, Karlsöarna, Gotska Sandön and other nearby islands, Gotland is also a province in Götaland.

Gotland has just over 60,000 inhabitants living in an area of 3,184 km². The only large town in the province is Visby.

Princess Leonore is Duchess of Gotland.

Oscar Bernadotte (1859-1953) was Duke of Gotland up until 1888.

Photo: Sören Andersson/TT

Photo: Sören Andersson/TT

The Crown Princess's walks through the provinces of Sweden

In September 2017, The Crown Princess began a series of walks through the provinces of Sweden. The walks through the 25 provinces of Sweden will be carried out over the coming years.

The Crown Princess aims to discover new parts of Sweden during different seasons, and to showcase the wonders of Swedish nature for all those who live and work here.