About Visby

If you ever wanted to visit a beautiful, well-preserved Medieval European town, your search ends at Visby. The city, in Gotland area, is a visual delight, no matter which season you visit it. The pottered lanes with their cobbled stones, the roofed cottages and the famous wildflowers all along the city will leave you spellbound. There is an abundance of Gothic churches and Ramparts, from all the way back in the 12th Century. During summer, if you visit during Medieval Week, you will find tons of people walking around in full period costumes and they will engage you in their performances as well. This town used to be a Viking settlement and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. You can also cycle along the town wall- known to locals as the Ringmuren. A must-try food item is the Saffranspannkaka- A pancake made using cream, red berries, and saffron.

Must See

  • Visby City Wall.
  • Sancta Maria Kyrka.
  • St. Karins Kyrka.
  • Medieval Churches of Visby.
  • Gotlands Museum
  • Kuntstmuseet.

How to reach

By flight:

You can fly from Arlanda International Airport or from the smaller Bromma Airport, both in Stockholm. It costs 1431.54 KR and is a 40 minute flight. There are also extended direct routes from Gothenburg and Malmo, as well as from international cities, like Oslo and Helsinki to the Visby Airport.

By ferry:

Destination Gotland is the only ferry company that serves Visby from the Swedish mainland. The ferry ride takes 3 hours and costs 279 KR. From Stockholm’s city center, most travellers go by bus or train to either Nynäshamn or Oskarshamn, where Destination Gotland ferry services depart. The journey is 142.3 km and 116.5 km from Nynäshamn and Oskarshamn respectively.

Tips

  • Food and drinks here are quite expensive, so carry your own.
  • The Euro is accepted only in note form. Your change will be given in loose Krones. Try to exchange your Euro notes to Krones before your visit.
  • Wear sensible shoes meant for walking and try to avoid heels, because there's very little public transport.
  • There are many information boards that explain the various attractions and give you stories of medieval life here. Make note of them while exploring.
  • The island is quite hilly and the roads are narrow with no bike paths, so it's best to tour the attractions by foot.
  • Reservations are required especially during the holiday season.

Visit Time

Sunday:           Open 24 hours

Monday:          Open 24 hours

Tuesday:         Open 24 hours

Wednesday:    Open 24 hours

Thursday:        Open 24 hours

Friday:             Open 24 hours

Saturday:         Open 24 hours

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Waiting Time

No waiting time.

 

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Entrance Fee

No

 

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Time you can spend

4 hours

 

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Weather

Clear Sky 19.99°C

 

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