Fabriken Furillen, factory Gotland Sweden

Situated on the northern tip of Gotland is the peninsula of Furillen. Amongst the wild beaches and dense forests is the very impressive factory conversion, Fabriken Furillen. Once a former limestone quarry the now hotel rises out of the landscape becoming as dramatic as it’s surroundings.

There are 6 different accommodation options to chose from, each as impressive as the last. Their standard room option, in my eyes is not so standard. The 24sqm space is furnished beautifully with a typically Scandinavian, warm feel.

If you prefer something more private the Weighmasters Suite, a stand alone cabin of 32sqm is for you. As well as the large double bedroom the cabin boasts a kitchen / seating area, smaller pentry and for those extra special moments, sit back and enjoy a breathtaking sea view from your private furnished terrace.

At every twist and turn you will come across reminders of the former limestone quarry.

In keeping with the industrial feel, the restaurant features solid steel beams with heavy chains hanging from the ceiling. These intriguing details are reminiscent of the former factory workers canteen and give guests an insight in to the history of the impressive space.

Johan Hellström, the man behind this amazing creation, made his name as a commercial photographer. After spending many a summer on the island of Gotland, Hellström saw the potential in this amazing landscape and so set about creating Fabriken Furillen. The breathtaking setting hasn’t gone unnoticed by other creative photographers and it often hosts photography shots for various creative brands.