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When to Go
Most of the attractions in Visby are
only open to the public during tourist season, from June 11 - August 16.
Visby is extremely crowded during that time, but it would be a complete
shame to go there and not experience the most beautiful things like the
medieval church ruins and the towers in Visby's surrounding wall.
Although Gotland is known for having milder weather than the rest of
Sweden, note that "mild" is only used as a relative term. It can be
windy (especially on the coast), a bit rainy, and not particularly warm.
Check the weather before you pack your bags.
Rent a car or a bicycle. During the summer, your car will not be allowed inside
the walls of Visby, but there is so much more to Gotland than just
Visby, and you'll want to be able to see it at your own pace.
It's a short flight from either the Stockholm Arlanda airport or Stockholm Bromma airport (it takes less than an hour). You can also catch ferries from Nynäshamn (just outside Stockholm). The ferries run quite infrequently during non-summer months.
Planning your trip
The best source of information for planning is
While there, the Blue Guide will be
useful when driving (see Guidebooks). You
can also pick up maps/guides at the Visby tourist information office.
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