Scenic Town, Iconic Landscapes

Arriving at the port of Visby on the island of Gotland, the impressive cathedral im¬mediately catches your eye, alongside the old town’s stone buildings, surrounded by mighty medieval walls. Majestic merchant’s houses from the 17th and 18th century, and app. 200 stone buildings – some as old as 12th century – compose the old town: Great variety of shops, cafés and restaurants tempting for a promenade among picturesque ruins and charming rose gardens in some of the most idyllic streets imaginable. The island of Gotland is famous for its mild climate and scenic landscapes, perfect for outings.

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Useful information

Language

Swedish.

Distance from pier to city center

200-500 m: Within the Town Wall (5-10 minutes’ walk) or outside at Östercentrum pedestrian area (5 minutes by taxi)

Transportation to/from airport

4 km (10 minutes by taxi)

Currency

Swedish krona

Transport to/from city center

200-500 m: Within the Town Wall (5-10 minutes’ walk) or outside at Östercentrum pedestrian area (5 minutes by taxi)

City card

Not available

Downloadable map

Not available

Port information

We have no written berthing policy available

Pier no 7

Max LOA: 200 meters Max depth: 7,5 meters Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Passenger, cargo, bulk traffic Fenders available (brand and type): VM system Bollard strength: 25 up to 100 ton Learn more
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Pier no:1 and 2

Max LOA: 150 meters Max depth: 5,5 m Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Passenger, cargo, bulk traffic Fenders available (brand and type): Tractor deck, rubber Bollard strength: 25 up to 100 ton Learn more

Tender Pier no: 1-2

Max LOA: 30 meters Max depth: 5,5 meters Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): passenger Fenders available (brand and type): No Bollard strength: Pollard for tenders Learn more

Pier no 4

Max LOA: 200/140 mMax depth: 5,5/6,5 mType of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Passenger, cargo, bulk trafficFenders available (brand and type): VM systemBollard strength: 25 up to 100 ton Learn more

Port Reception Facilities

Berth 1-2

Direct shore connections available: NONumber and maximum flow rate: N/ADirect downstream to municipal facilities: N/AMARPOL standard connections fitted: N/ABarges available: NO Learn more

Tenderberth 1-2

Direct shore connections available: NONumber and maximum flow rate: N/ADirect downstream to municipal facilities: N/AMARPOL standard connections fitted: N/ABarges available: NO Learn more

Berth 4

Direct shore connections available: YESNumber and maximum flow rate: aprox 20 m3/hDirect downstream to municipal facilities: YESMARPOL standard connections fitted: YESBarges available: NO Learn more

Berth 7

Direct shore connections available: YESNumber and maximum flow rate: aprox 20 m3/hDirect downstream to municipal facilities: YESMARPOL standard connections fitted: YESBarges available: NO Learn more

Berth 10

Direct shore connections available: NOBarges available: NOTank trucks available: YESNumber and maximum capacity of Tank trucks (cubm): 9m3/truckMARPOL standard connections fitted: YES Learn more

Port Fees

Harbour dues (Currency/GT)

3.55 SEK/GT

Passenger dues (Currency/PAX)

24 SEK/PAX (quay)

Services available for guests

Always available
Available in some cases
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Pier
Personal welcome
Musical welcome
Free local food samples
Gifts for passengers
Cruise guest national flags
Shopping & Attractions
Shops open on Sundays
Shops offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests
Museums offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests
Shops accept credit card payment with no lower limit
Destination has special offers for crew
Free city maps
Port
Independent guest reception and help
Local life and events with locals
Mailbox available
Signed route from pier to city centre and/or public transport
Tourist information (office or maps) in port area
Destination collaboration
Local cruise network
Authorized guides
Education of tourism partners on the cruise guest
Possiblity for special arrangements and flexibility
Transport
Free shuttle available
City centre within 1 km from pier
Publicly regulated taxis
Bike rental including map or GPS
Hop on/hop off services in port area
Turnaround facilities
Scandic Hotel(s) in city
Cruise-ready hotels
Airport less than one hour drive from port
Airport less than one hour drive from city centre
Free Wi-Fi in airport

Selected attractions

The Ring Wall

3.6 km ring wall enveloping the old town, best preserved city wall in northern Europe.

St. Maria Cathedral

Visby’s 12th century cathedral is still a place of worship and a cultural treasure.

Botanical Gardens

One of Sweden’s most beautiful botanical gardens.

Gotlands Museum, (The Historical Museum)

Unique picturestones, gold and silver treasures, medieval interiors - 8000 years of history.

Church Ruins

Once the town with the most churches in Sweden, today all but one are ruins, e.g. Nikolai and S:t Karin/Katarina.

Exciting extras

Fiskargränd (Fishermans Alley)

A beautiful alley covered in roses. Iconic limestone rock formations known as “Raukar”.

Culinary Gotland

Visby has the highest density of restaurants in all of Sweden, all uphold a high standard.

Almedalen

Once the medieval harbour of Visby, now a beautiful park.

Local handicraft

Local artists and craftspeople are amazingly skilled at using materials from Gotland, especially wool.

Högklint

Magnificent view of Visby in the north east and a never-ending horizon.

Events

23 Jun 2017
29 Jun 2017
Natwest Island Games
Place: Visby - Gotland
Category: Sports
5 Aug 2017
12 Aug 2017
The Medieval Week on Gotland
Place: Visby - Gotland
Category: Folklore

Varied Shore Excurions

CLASSIC & POPULAR

The Medieval Town of Visby
Experience the Hanseatic Town of Visby with its medieval houses, ruins and cobblestone streets. A place where past meets present.
The North of Gotland
The cave at Lummelunda, limestone formations at Lickershamn, a gotlandic church and more. Including a quick tour of Visby.
Along the West Coast
Högklint, the ship barrow of Gnisvärd, a gotlandic church, a fishermans village and more. Including a quick tour of Visby.
Visby by Bike
Explore Visby and its surroundings by bicycle, for example Högklint, Fridhem and Suderbys just south of Visby.

NEW & ADVENTUROUS

Naturally Gotland
There are several alternative adventures, why not fish off the coast or embark on an exquisite culinary experience.

Contacts

Gotland Tourism Business Association
Monica Frisk
Operating Manager
monica.frisk@gotlandsbesoksnaring.se Phone: +46 (0)703-36 53 04
Gotlands Besöksnäring AB
Donners Plats 1, 621 57 Visby, Sweden
Port of Visby
Henrik Ahlqvist
Cruise Manager Visby, CMP
Port of Visby
Mats Eriksson