• Sweden

    Gotland

Provided by: Region Gotland/Turistbyrån

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Gotland is perhaps best known for its sea stacks, which originates from a time when Gotland was located near the equator. Much has happened since then but sea stacks stands there still, proud and strong monuments from a past era. The world heritage site of Visby is another obvious point on the to-do list, both as an attraction in itself but also as a backdrop to the bustling street life. This is obviously just a small sample of what the island has to offer but it’s a good start. Additionally, you will surely find further adventures along the way.
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Bungemuseet

Bungemuseet

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:
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Stora Karlsö

Stora Karlsö

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.
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Hanseatic town of Visby

Hanseatic town of Visby

Visby was the main centre of the Hanseatic League in the Baltic from the 12th to the 14th century. The Hanseatic town of Visby was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1995 with the following justification: Visby is an outstanding example of a north European medieval walled trading town which preserves with remarkable completeness a townscape and assemblage of high-quality ancient buildings that illustrate graphically the form and function of this type of significant human settlement.
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