Gotland is Sweden's largest island with 500 miles of stunning Baltic Coastline. It is located 120 miles south east of Stockholm and is easily accessible by plane or ferry from the main land. Gotland is a popular summer coastal location but is worth a visit at any time of year with activities, attractions and impressive natural spectacles.
An endless array of attractions make Gotland the perfect holiday destination. 1 national park and over 100 nature reserves create an intense experience of the true beauty of nature as dramatic cliffs, rare birds, bogs and marshes are protected for future generations. UNESCO has recognised the capital of Gotland, Visby, as a world heritage site. Visby was an important viking centre between the 12th & 14th century and is the best-preserved fortified commercial city in northern Europe.
Sandy beaches, boat tours, cycle rental / tours, historic guided tours, fossil safaris, glass blowing, horse adventures, underground caves, fascinating rock stacks, steam trains, canoeing / kayaking and sea fishing are just some of the entertaining features of Gotland.
Itinerary Stockholm & Gotland
Available year round. Peak period is 24Jun to 18Aug 2013.
Days 1 to 4 - Stockholm
Fly from the UK to Stockholm. Take a stroll through the old town, visit the famous Vasa Museum, relax on a scenic boat trip through the glorious archipelago. Visit the Royal Palace, the open air museum at Skansen or visit Pippi Longstocking at Junibacken. Other popular excursions include sea kayaking, a guided city bicycle tour or simply enjoy a Swedish 'fika' in a cosy cafe. The 72 hour Stockholm card is included in your stay, which includes some sightseeing tours, access to major attractions and travel on local trains, busses and underground.
Days 4 to 7 - Visby Gotland
Take the high speed ferry from Stockholm to Visby. It takes a little over 3 hrs. A relaxing and convenient way to travel between the mainland and Gotland.
Visby Hotel, Gotland
Visby Hotel is perfectly located in the centre of Visby, within the medieval city walls. Completely refurbished in 2007 maintaining the historical heritage in a modern and comfortable environment. The airport is just 4km from the city centre, the harbour and ferry terminal are just a short walk away and the beach is just a couple of minutes stroll. The tourist information centre, the main point of contact for activities and excursions is located by the harbour.
Simply Sweden recommends
Take a walk or rent a bike, car or boat to explore the island, alternatively go by horse back. Play a round of golf, lie on a beach, discover the rich history or see a play. So much more - see the intro above!
Price from £1035 pp based on 2 adults
Price from £2950 per family of 2 adults and 2 children
Includes flights between UK and Stockholm, Visby and UK, bed and breakfast accommodation, Stockholm tourist card, ferry between Stockholm & Visby.