Gotland is located 210 miles (338 kilometers) west of Riga and about 130 miles (209 kilometers) south of Stockholm, the national capital.
To see some of the scenery along the coast, drive out to some of the most idyllic beaches in Gotland. Tofta Beach and Sudersandsviken are among the best local beachside haunts in this region. Other fine beaches worth exploring are Ljugarn Beach and Ekeviken.
It's difficult to truly know a place until you know its past; luckily Gotland has preserved many of its most important heritage sites. Some of the most fascinating historic places to see are the Villa Muramaris, the Kovik Fishing Village and the Judges Lunden.
While in the Gotland area, set aside a day or two to enjoy its most popular attractions for children. Some of the best places to go are Viking Village, Boda Borg or Kneippbyn Summerland Themepark.
During your walking tour of the city, you can’t miss the historical religious buildings. The Visby Cathedral and the Ganns Church are two of Gotland’s best examples of these. Enjoy the solemn atmosphere of these special places.
There’s no reason for neglecting your game when travelling in Gotland, home to some of the most challenging holes in the region. You’ll find great greens and friendly locals at Visby Golf Club and the well designed Gotska Golf Club.
Study the displays, browse the exhibits and let the kids try the interactive models in some of the local cultural centers such as the Blase Mortar Museum and the Kovik Fishing Museum. Follow a local guide or take a self-guided tour, browse the exhibits or simply enjoy the contemplative stillness.
Hikers will be pleased to learn that Gotland also has several protected natural havens with picturesque surrounds and local wildlife. Hike around in Almedalen and relish your escape from the urban streets.
In this culture-rich city there are a handful of remarkable museums, such as the Gotlands Art Museum, where art and history lovers can see local exhibits. For those who love galleries and art museums, this is the perfect place to enjoy the atmosphere and learn about art throughout the ages.