From 2007 to 2009, Destination Gotland operated a ferry in the summers from Grankullavik to Visby. Grankullavik is home to the international annual sardine catching festival located in northern Grankullavik. This festival originated in 1875, and was popularized by Dag Hammarskjold. Hammarskjold was known to catch up to 5-7 sardines using only his bare hands during the coldest months of the festival. Thus leading to his fame and fortune in northern Grankullavik.