Gotlands Län Travel Guide

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Visby

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Gotland

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Fårö

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Kneippbyn

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Gotska Sandön

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Gnisvärd

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Romakloster

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Lärbro

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Burgsvik

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Visby

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  • THE ALMEDALEN

    Visby Things to Do

    The Almedalen is a very nice park by the waterfront in Visby. The area was a lagoon in the Viking Age, and was a natural harbor, how-ever it was during the Middle Ages that it became the Baltic Sea's port. During these times Merchants met and over the years it became an important meeting place for traders from East and West. In 1950 it was decided...

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  • Hotell St Clemens

    Visby Hotels

    Smedjegatan 3, Visby, Gotland, 62155, Sweden

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • CITY OF ROSES

    Visby Things to Do

    I didn't know Visby was known as the city of Roses.I do now, and as I look through my photo's, I am finding plenty of Roses popping up everywhere.I especially like them when they are look to be growing out of the cobblestones, and some are nearly covering the old homes.Roses are everywhere, so for Rose lovers, you will enjoy Visby!

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Gotland

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  • Destination Gotland

    Gotland Transportation

    We booked tickets at an agent in Stockholm. It includes a 1hr bus ride to the ferry pictured which takes about 3 hrs to Gotland. The boat is extremely roomy and comfortable. Make sure you book in advance for the way back as they do fill up. We were lucky to make standby on the return.

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  • Villa Alskog

    Gotland Hotels

    Alskog, Ljugarn, 620 16, Sweden

    Good for: Couples

  • Just go and see it

    Gotland Things to Do

    A very nice lady running a creperie in Visby (unfortunately I cannot remember the name in order to write a tip about it) raccomend us to go and visit this place. It's a sort of luxury hotel built with eco materials and very high design architeture. It was a sort of adventure to find it but yes, nice to see. I didn't even check the rates, must be...

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Fårö

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  • Shops around the ferry.

    Fårö Shopping

    Around the ferry you find different kind of tourist and souvenir shops. They sell usually the same things, but the best way is to visit them all. You will have time to do that while you wait on the ferry. All kind of touristic and souvenir things you will find here. Many things from these shops are made in wool from the sheeps. A lots of...

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  • Water.

    Fårö Warnings and Dangers

    If you sit in the line with your car and wait for the ferry a really hot summer day. Be smart, and have water brought with you. It is always good with cold water when the ferry is slow and many tourists want to get to Fårö.

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  • Leave the driver in the car.

    Fårö Favorites

    It can often happen that it will be long queue with cars. It can be quite boring to sit in the car with all other passengers. My advise is that you will get out from the car and start to walk against the ferry. On the way you find some shops and if you have children it is perfect to go and buy an ice cream. I did that and and if you travel with...

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Kneippbyn

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  • Kneipbyn´s restaurant.

    Kneippbyn Restaurants

    This restaurant is open mostly during the summer season when all the tourists visit Gotland and also Kneipbyn. They have lunchtime between 11.30-14.30 and then a special menu for the evening. During many evenings during the summer they have music or something else as entertainment.

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  • Högklint

    Kneippbyn Things to Do

    Hög(e)klint is a cliff and nature reserve a couple of kilometres south of Kneippbyn which has great views back towards Visby as well as southwards from its top. I however enjoy it just as much from below - it's best seen from the beach at Fridhem where you can have a coffee before or after your photo session (see tip) and enjoy some calories if...

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  • Waffles with a view

    Kneippbyn Restaurants

    At famous Fridhem (see accommodation), there is a little cafe down by the beach which is famous for its Swedish waffles. We didn't think them that extraordinary compared to all other Swedish waffles but still, they are delicious by definition :) The best thing about this place though, is its position right by the sea, along a pebbly beach full of...

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Gotska Sandön

  • Visit Gotska Sandön, the pearl in the...

    Gotska Sandön Favorites

    This most peculiar and friendly island (a hot summer day that is) is fully worth visiting.You come here from the city of Nynäshamn, 60 km south east from Stockholm.The boat "Madam af Gotska Sandön" will take you there in 2-3 hours, you spend the day there 6-8 hours and then go back in the evening.You can rent small huts and also bring a little tent...

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  • Don´t go there!

    Gotska Sandön Off The Beaten Path

    View of Broadsand Tongue seen from the Light House. The Light House seen from the beach looks to be very near, and you can easily fall for the temptation to walk right on towards the Light House after being at the beach, specially when dark. Don´t do that, after a while you will get caught by the trees and you don´t know were to go, as you can´t...

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  • My unofficial map over the island

    Gotska Sandön Things to Do

    This island is a bit special. I show you this handmade map (I can't guarantee anything), just to show you more or less were things are, that I will describe on my pages.The romantic names are "free translations" of the Swedish names. I think they mostly have connection to ship that have wrecked on the sand shores.Mesurement of the island: 9x7 km

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Gnisvärd

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  • Swimming

    Gnisvärd Sports & Outdoors

    Tofta is one of Gotland's most famous beaches and its campsite (see link below) is always full of caravans to testify to this. I found I had expected more since it has such a reputation, but don't let that stop you from coming here to swim, especially with children. I just happen to be spoilt living in Scania with its broader and longer beaches....

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  • Tofta Church

    Gnisvärd Things to Do

    One of Gotland's many old churches, this is not by any means the nicest or most interesting, but still merits a stop if you are interested in history and architecture. To me, it looks a bit like the church in German Boppard but with a single spire. Not surprising on this Hanseatic island with its German influences. The church is an early 13th...

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  • Gnisvärd ship setting

    Gnisvärd Things to Do

    Gotland's largest ship setting (47 metres long) was one of the main reasons for us to turn off the main path and follow the Gotland cycle trail down to the sea. You find it along the northern road to the village so it is impossible to miss. Built during the Bronze Age, that is from B.C. 1800-400 in Sweden, it is probably a grave. Whatever its...

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Romakloster

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  • Excellent stuff

    Romakloster Shopping

    The shops are actually one thing that is great about Romakloster, especially the one by the entrance to Romariket where you will find history and nature books on Gotland (also in English and German) as well as all sorts of sheepskin products for both you and your home/car. It is not the cheapest shop in the world but it feels like you are paying...

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  • Romariket

    Romakloster Tourist Traps

    When queueing up for Romariket in the main building (a pun since an additional "r" would have made it the Roman empire) the people at the entrance don't give you much of an explanation of what you can see. Afterwards, you realise that it is because there is not that much to see. They tell you that you can try archery, axe throwing and such in the...

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  • Roma glassworks

    Romakloster Things to Do

    In one of the annexes, you can follow glassblowing and in fact you can even have a go at it yourself. They also let children try and you can make either a glass bauble or a smaller piece of jewellery, just start by getting a ticket in the shop across the yard and then queue up. Of course your creation has to set properly and so on afterwards, so at...

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Lärbro

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  • Hångers Well

    Lärbro Things to Do

    When Swedes finish school for the summer, we always sing the hymn "Den blomstertid" and it never fails to bring tears to your eyes even in today's secular society as it is just so traditional and such a wonderful praise of summertime - important to those of us on these northern latitudes. Besides, it becomes non-religious if you only sing the first...

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  • Ganns Deserted Church

    Lärbro Things to Do

    I have no photo of this fantastic church ruin as I only passed it on a bus but you can see it on the weblink below. Built in the 13th century it functioned as the local church for a tiny village wealthy enough to have its own church. It then became too expensive to run and in the 16th century it was abandoned but still used for the odd service into...

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  • Lärbro Church

    Lärbro Things to Do

    Lärbro has one of Gotland's most interesting churches since it is octagonal. In Scandinavia, you only see this in two other church buildings; Helge And ruin in Visby and Trondheim Cathedral in Norway. This is interesting since St Olav is Trondheim and Norway's major saint and he is also the one thought to have brought Christianity to Gotland. There...

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