Gotland is a place for summer holiday with sun and sea , but also a place for leisurely disruption of everyday life during autumn, winter and spring. A place for excursions , discoveries and adventures. Or energy when you need to relax and renew your strength .The experiences of Gotland are many. Let yourself be inspired by what this beautiful island has to offer.
A must-see when visiting Gotland is the Gotlandic picture stones, the treasures and the fossils – magical and unique in their kind. Book a tour of the world heritage site and get the qualified guides of the museum. Ecological restaurant and café. The museum shop is open all year round – bring a piece of Gotland with you!
Find out how people once lived on Gotland at one of Sweden’s biggest open-air museums. Here you can meet farmers, fishermen, crofters, stone workers, craftsmen, school teachers and paupers in houses and on farms dating from the mid-17th century to the end of the 1920s. The Play House has toys and games from olden times, and young and old can walk on stilts, make log-house puzzels and toss the caber. You will find the dates of markets, tournaments, and other fun events at:
Bottarve, in the far south of Gotland, is a marvellous cultural meeting place with a museum, café, shop, playground and theatre.
Get really close to the Gotland countryside. Discover the beautiful trails along the ocean, through lush forests and flowering meadows. For those of you who would rather let someone else handle the reins, there are wonderful trips by horse and wagon.
North of Fårö, Gotska Sandön is the remotest island in the Baltic. Miles of sandy beaches and a peace that is rare nowadays, make this a unique spot... A hidden treasure, you could say. You can reach the island by boat from Nynäshamn or Fårösund, from May and September. Cottage or tent accommodation. Most visitors stay several days, but day-trips operate from Nynäshamn.
Take the boat to Stora Karlsö with its teeming bird cliffs, dazzling carpet of orchids, and inspiring cultural history. The crossing from Klintehamn takes just half an hour, but the sense of entering another world is unreal. Your knowledgeable guide will take you on a 2.5 hour walk at an easy pace to discover the island’s main sights. The restaurant on Stora Karlsö enjoys fabulous sea views. Treat yourself to a night’s stay at Fyrbyn, the magnificent clifftop lighthouse.
Krusmyntagården’s herb garden offers the perfect memory of a Gotland summer’s day. Enjoy the sea views and a moment of relaxation. You can stroll through the herb garden, have a snack/lunch or browse the shop filled with local goods. There is a playground for the children. Being this close to the sea is likely to make you want a walk along the coast, or a bit of a swim.
Lummelunda caves are one of Gotland’s most popular attractions. You’ll be amazed at nature’s very own artwork – magical halls, stunning stalactites and fossils. A special guided caving adventure leads you even further into the depths of the underworld, through tight holes and underground lakes. Next to the caves there is a geological nature trail through a most lovely countryside.