Amanda Bergman

Composed by nature

Discover the island of Gotland through the songs and stories of Swedish musician, Amanda Bergman.

Amanda Bergman has been coming to Gotland since she was a child. This little white island provides the backdrop to so many of her childhood memories – from gravel scraped knees to a pounding teenage heart. Now, it seems Gotland has inspired her latest song, “Falcons”.

An island of inspiration

Gotland is limestone country. Gravel roads appear white in the bright sunshine, which shimmers on the water’s surface as if it were dancing on the Mediterranean rather than the Baltic. Encased in stone you can find the fossilised plants and animals that called Gotland home over 400 million years ago. Magnificent sea stacks line the coast and reach for the sky like psychedelic mushrooms. These natural towers, and the stunning cliffs that keep them company, form the unique silhouette of Gotland’s landscape – a landscape immortalised in film by none other than the late, great Ingmar Bergman. Over the years Gotland’s inspirational atmosphere, majestic light and powerful allure has attracted artists, authors, politicians and filmmakers in need of creative nourishment.

- "Falcons" by Amanda Bergman

I know the fire’s slow... Lock and leave it, go... I had never been so hurtful before... Leaving love in a haze... Falcons circling for days.