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Scandinavia : Sweden : Götaland : Gotland
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Gotland [1] is a province in the Götaland region and Sweden's largest island. It is situated in the Baltic Sea outside the southeast coast of Sweden.



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Get in

By plane

There are flights all year to Visby from Stockholm and Linköping. During summer, there's also flights from Gothenburg, Oslo and Ängelholm.

By boat

Get around


  • Visby is on UNESCO's World Heritage list as an "outstanding example of a Northern European walled Hanseatic town which has in a unique way preserved its townscape and its extremely valuable buildings, which in form and function clearly reflect this significant human settlement".



  • Medieval Week, a large feast during a whole week in the beginning of August every year. 2008 was the 25th anniversary. More information at
  • The politican week, also known as "Almedalsveckan" since it takes place at the large park, Almedalen, in the town of Visby. It is a week when every Swedish politician comes to Gotland to present their politics to the public.


Some typical dishes from Gotland are:

  • Saffron pancake (Saffranspannkaka)
  • Sheep's head (Lambskalle)


Gotlandsdricke - local alcoholic brew

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