Täckating 2024


- Join us in preserving a Gotlandic cultural tradition! -

For almost 60 years Gotland's nation has, together with the island of Fårö's Roof Thatching Team arranged an annual event of täckating on Fårö. As usual the event takes place the first weekend of august. Your very welcome to join!

Gotland's nation contributes to the täckating by organizing breakfast, lunch and a celebratory dinner and dance at Fårö Bygdegård (the village hall) on Saturday 3rd August. On Friday 2nd August we make the preparations for Saturday and Sunday 4th August is devoted to returning the bydgegård back to normal. It's an experience one shouldn't miss and a great opportunity to learn more about Gotland and gotlandic traditions.

What is 'täckating' (roughly "thatching")? During a 'täckating' both those with experience and amateurs gather to thatch a traditional swamp sawgrass roof, with floowing celebrations. The word ”ating” is gutnish and means a group of people who perform a task in exchange for food, drink and a celebratory activities. This tradition from the old farmer society lives on thanks to Fårö's Thatching Team and the students from Gotland's Nation in Uppsala.

Does it sound fun? Note the dates! More information about times, tickets and costs will come closer to the summer. If you have any questions, you can contact the First Curator at 1q@gotlandsnation.se.

The office

Opens 12/8

Monday 13-15

Tueday 11-13

Thursday 14-16

Bettys pub

Opens 5/9

Jakens café

Opens 8/9

Sat-Sun 12-15

Study fika

Opens 9/9

Mon-Thu 10-16


Opens 5/9

Thursdays 14-16


during reception hours

Contact us

1Q - First curator

Johanna Bodén

The First Curator handles questions regarding membership, scholarships and the nation in general

018 - 130 981

2Q - Second curator

Alva Häyry

The Second Curator handles salaries, questions regarding housing and the nation economy

018 - 158 222

3Q - Third curator

Julian Wide

The Third Curator is responsible for the pub, fika and rentals at the nation

018 - 127 458


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