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Holm fishing village, Holmhällar in Vamlingbo
Holm fishing village, Holmhällar in Vamlingbo
Vamlingbo is located in Gotland
Coordinates: 56°58′11″N 18°13′49″E / 56.96972°N 18.23028°E / 56.96972; 18.23028Coordinates: 56°58′11″N 18°13′49″E / 56.96972°N 18.23028°E / 56.96972; 18.23028
Country Sweden
Province Gotland
County Gotland County
Municipality Gotland Municipality
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 193
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Vamlingbo is a settlement on the Swedish island of Gotland. Formerly a socken,[2] on 1 January 2016, it was reconstituted into the administrative area Vamlingbo District.[3]


Vamlingbo has attracted several companies and industries.[4] The most noted is the textile company, Vamlingbolaget, founded in 1983[5] in the tradition of Swedish design collective "Mah-Jong", a noted brand during the 1960s and 1970s.[6]

The Holmhällar pension is south of Vamlingbo right on the sandy beach.[7] The medieval Vamlingbo Church is in Vamlingbo,[8] one of the churches in Hoburg parish.[9]

Some of the most iconic Viking jewelry on Gotland has been found at Vamlingbo. Many of these discoveries are fashioned from gold.[10]

Two of the asteroids in the Asteroid belt, 9372 Vamlingbo and 10105 Holmhällar, are named after this socken and the stack area.[11][12]


Vamlingbo is the name of the socken, now district. It is also the name of the small village surrounding Vamlingbo Church, sometimes referred to as Vamlingbo kyrkby. It is situated on the south tip of Gotland.[13]


Holmhällar is a beach and a stack area along the Vamlingbo south coast, right across from Heligholmen island. At Holmhällar is the Holm fishing village with stone fishing huts that are several hundred years old. Adjacent to the stack area are the beaches of Skvalpvik and Austre.[14][15] The coastline is also a 6 ha (15 acres) nature reserve formed in 2008.[16]


Farms at Vamlingbo.[17]



  1. ^ "Gotland i siffror 2015" [Gotland in numbers 2015]. Gotland Municipality. Retrieved 25 May 2016. 
  2. ^ The exact extent of the socken, now district, can be obtained by clicking on Kartinställningar and check the Socken box in the menu of this map from the Swedish National Heritage Board database.
  3. ^ "Förordning om district" [Regulation of districts] (PDF). Ministry of Finance. 17 June 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Vamlingbo sockenförening". Website. Vamlingbosocken. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Om oss". Website. Vamlingbolaget. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Hallström Bornold, Salka (2003). Det är rätt att göra uppror: Mah-Jong 1966–1976 (in Swedish). Stockholm: Modernista. ISBN 91-88748-56-1. 
  7. ^ "Pensionat Holmhällar". Website. Pensionat holmhällar. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  8. ^ Lagerlöf, Erland; Svahnström, Gunnar (1973). Gotlands kyrkor [Gotland's Churces] (in Swedish). Stockholm: Rabén & Sjögren. pp. 262–264. ISBN 91-29-41035-5. LIBRIS 7232718. 
  9. ^ "Hoburgs församling". Website. Svenska kyrkan. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "Sökresultat Vamlingbo". Website / data base. Historiska museet. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "9372 Vamlingbo (1993 FK37)". NASA. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 
  12. ^ "10105 Holmhallar (1992 EM12)". NASA. Retrieved 2 June 2016. 
  13. ^ "Vamlingbo". Nationalencyklopedin. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  14. ^ Qwiberg, Tina-Marie. "Holmhällar, austre, badstrand". Guteinfo. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 
  15. ^ Enderborg, Bernt. "Holmhällars raukfält". Guteinfo. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 
  16. ^ "Holmhällar". (in Swedish). Gotland County Administrative Board. Retrieved 18 June 2016. 
  17. ^ "Vamlingbo kyrka". Retrieved 3 June 2014. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Kerstin Jonmyren, ed. (1997). Boken om Vamlingbo och Sundre. Ljungbyholm: K. Jonmyren. ISBN 91-630-5425-6. LIBRIS 7452000. 
  • Gislestam, Torsten (2004). Vamlingbo prästgård: ett kulturminne. Sverige: s.n. LIBRIS 10125352. 
  • Gislestam, Torsten (2001). Bottarve, Vamlingbo: en sydgotländsk 1800-talsgård. LIBRIS 9392276. 

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