Hotel Villa Borgen

Adelsgatan 11, Visby, Gotland, 62157, Sweden
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getting from stockholm to visby in september

by dedrellys

I would like to visit visby while I am in Sweden but my time is very limited. When I try to read the ferry schedule, it looks like there is a single ferry this time of year that arrives visby at 1400 hrs; the only returning ferry on that day is 2 hours later! I don't have the luxury of spending a night in Visby. Is there any other affordable way to get to Visby? The airline price I saw was about $600 for the 45 minute trip!

Re: getting from stockholm to visby in september

by erabler

I think you had better skip Visby altogether if you don't have time to stay overnight. Visby is simply too far away from Stockholm for a day trip.

Re: getting from stockholm to visby in september

by vec

Hi,

it's actually really cheap to get to Gotland from Stockholm. From Bromma (the city airport) you can get to Visby for about $60 USD (one way) with Gotlandsflyg. Their site is unfortunatelly in Swedish only:

http://www.gotlandsflyg.se

Skyways also have flights from Bromma to Visby, they have a English version of their website, but be aware that you for some strange reason only can find the cheap tickets on the Swedish version.

http://www.skyways.se/

Daniel

Re: getting from stockholm to visby in september

by Sjalen

Yes, that seems indeed to be the only ferry time on weekdays. Weekends, there is one more.

But yes, better fly if you only have a day to spend, as the ferry takes 3 hours...Visby deserves your time (as does the entire island really...)

Re: Re: getting from stockholm to visby in september

by dedrellys

thanks all. i am safely returned, having thrown caution to the wind (or money) and made a day trip of it, by air. The ticket, as Daniel suggested, was from Bromma but was about $240 RT. Still, I left at 9am and dptd Visby at 6pm. Got a great and full day's worth. Even found the homes, business and grave of my third great grandfather!!

will certainly return and stay longer!

Re: getting from stockholm to visby in september

by MikeStarr5

One of my friends has just come back from Visby and absolutely loved it too. The only reservation she had was that the tourist season there is very short and by the start of Sepember many of the attractions that you see in the excellent brochures and on the websites have completely closed down for the winter.

She told me that she often went for a walk in the middle of the day and saw nobody for ages. For example. it was a warm sunny day and she went to the beach and there was not one other person on it.

This of course is not a problem if that is the sort of thing you came to Gotland for. However, if you were hoping for something different, something just a little livlier, you need to go there earlier in the year.

Thought that was worth mentioning as my friend was very surprised to find everywhere shut.

Regards

Mike Starr

Re: getting from stockholm to visby in september

by Sjalen

Yes, everything bar Stockholm shuts end of August in Scandinavia. There simply aren't enough tourists to keep things open once us locals have children back to school and tourists don't come as the weather changes - no one counts on an indian summer when they go to Scandinavia...we have polar bears at the best of times :-)))

Travel Tips for Visby

The Ferris wheel

by vec

On the seaside just outside the city walls there was this Ferris wheel that my sister and I was going to try. When standing in the queue for pay the entrance it was a power failure that made the wheel stop. First after about 45 minute the power came back. And as you might guess, then we weren't so interested in taking the wheel trip.

Sunsets

by Sjalen

Visby being on the east coast can get some spectacular sunsets and everyone has their favourite spot to watch them but up at Kyrkberget behind the cathedral is the most obvious. There is also the creperie in Hästgatan with its terrace as well as down on the northern beaches (but then you don't get medieval Visby in your view with it - quite spectacular).

Visby Harbor

by emilienoelle

If you visit Visby you will most likely arrive there by boat. The harbor is small, but very picturesque. There are a number of cafés and restaurants nearby where you can sit with a view of the water as well as a few places to rent bicycles.

City walls

by Sjalen

Known in Swedish as "ringmur" as it is a wall encircling what was once the entire city, this is an impressive wall and whilst you can walk on the walls at York or Tallinn, what is impressive with Visby is the setting of it all, here and there along the seafront and much of it along the ditches where stone has been dug out, creating so called "gravar" or graves outside the walls to the north and east which is particularly visible in my intro picture. To be ctd.

Sheep Barriers

by MikeAtSea

Quiet an unusual traffic barrier one can find right across the entire old town of Visby. The island is home to some 57.000 inhabitants and according to my guide also home to 57.000 sheep. Hence it makes sense to have sheep stop the traffic entering the old city!

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