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Quietly Wonderful Visby - Gotland awaits

Scenic Town, Iconic Landscapes

Upon arriving at the port of Visby on the enchanting island of Gotland, your gaze is immediately drawn to the impressive cathedral, the old town’s stone buildings and the mighty medieval town wall. Majestetic merchant’s houses from the 13th century and narrow alleys with an aboundance of roses, compose the old town. A leisurely stroll through these picturesque ruins and rose gardens reveals some of the most idyllic streets one can imagine.  The island of Gotland is wellknown for its mild climate and scenic landscape.

A great variety of shops, art galleries, cafés, and restaurants make Visby a popular destination all year round.

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What you need to know

Language

Swedish.

Distance from pier to city center

1300 m to the Medieval old town (10 -15 minutes’ walk). To city center 5 minutes by taxi

Transportation to/from airport

7,2 km (10 minutes by taxi)

Currency

Swedish krona

Transport to/from city center

1300 m from the Medieval old town (10-15 minutes’ walk). From city center 5 minutes by taxi

Downloadable map

https://gotlandscykeluthyrning.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/36x65-Visbykartan_2022.pdf

Important Port Matters

We have no written berthing policy available

Pier no v14 v15

Max LOA: 340 meters Max depth: 9,4 meters Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Dedicated Cruise terminal (v14, v15). Fenders available (brand and type): VM system Bollard strength: 125 ts/storm 200 ts Learn more
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Berth 1-2

Max LOA: 130 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

Tenderberth 1-2

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

Berth 4

Max LOA: 160/140 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

Covid-19 Information

There are currently no COVID-19 restrictions in any of the 31 Cruise Baltic destinations. If the situation changes, this section will be updated with the necessary information regarding each port and destination.

Port Fees

Harbour dues (Currency/GT)

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Passenger dues (Currency/PAX)

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Services available for guests

Always available
Available in some cases
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Pier
Personal welcome

Tourist service in the terminal on the pier in connection with calls - maps and brochures available. Representatives from the Tourist office present. Please visit www.gotland.com for more information about Visby & Gotland.

Musical welcome and/or farewell
Free local food samples
Gifts for passengers
Cruise guest national flags
Shopping
Shops open on Sundays

Visby´s largest shopping center with shops, restaurants, cafes, banks, hairdressers, pharmacies,

Shops offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests

The stores are adapting more and more to when the cruise ships arrive. The shop owners association is in continuous dialogue with the shops in order to become more accessible to the cruise segment.

Shops accept credit card payment with no lower limit
Port
Independent guest reception and help
Local life and events with locals
Mailbox available
Signed walking route from pier to city centre and/or public transport

The cruise port is not far from the city center. There is a marked route from the pier to Visby Cathedral in the center. The distance is appr 1,2 miles. Taxis are availabe on the pier. Shuttle buses are recommended to be provided.

Tourist information

Tourist service in the terminal on the pier in connection with calls - maps and brochures available. Representatives from the Tourist office present. Tourist office: Donnerska huset, Donners plats 1, Visby Phone: +46-498-20 17 00 info@gotland.com Opening hours: All year round Please visit www.gotland.com for more information about Visby & Gotland.

Free Wi-Fi in port

Available in the cruise terminal

Destination collaboration/shore excursions
Local cruise network
Authorized guides

https://www.gotlandsmuseum.se/guided-tours/ https://gotlandexcursion.se https://gotlandsguideservice.se/

Education of tourism partners on the cruise guest

Continuous education of new staff

Transport
City centre within 1 km from pier

The cruise port is not far from the city center. There is a marked route (green signs) from the pier to Visby Cathedral in the center. The distance is appr 1,2 miles.

Publicly regulated taxis
Bike rental including map or GPS

Gotland's largest range of rental bikes! Located in the middle of Visby harbor with service all over Gotland! Guide map & App always included.

Hop on/hop off services in port area
Credit cards accepted in taxis
Turnaround facilities
Airport less than one hour drive from port

The airport is located 10 minutes from the airport and the port.

Airport less than one hour drive from city centre

The airport is located 10 minutes from the airport and the port.

Free Wi-Fi in airport
Quarters for crew in port

Crew quarters in terminal on the pier.

Destination Highlights

The City Wall

Visby City wall is the largest medieval landmark in Visby and the best kept city wall in northern Europe. It is up to 11 meters high with 27 remianing towers. A walk along the city wall is a lovely way to start the day.

St. Maria Cathedral

Built by German merchants during earliy Medieval times, inaugurated in 1225. Tip: Take the stairs leading up behind the cathedral to get a marvellous view over the city. A perfect spot for pictures!

Botanical Garden

A wonderful and tranquil place to visit all year round. Famous for its abundance of roses and for the large collection of exotic treas that flourish in Gotland's mild climate. Free entrance

Gotlands Museum, (The Historical Museum)

Interesting museum showing Gotland's history from the Stone Age until today with focus on the Medieval period as being the most interesting in our history. Did you know that over 700 silver treasures have been found in the soil on Gotland? Most of the treasures are jewelry and silver coins from Europe and the far East.

Ruins from Medieval times

When walking around in Visby you will come across many ruins that served as churches or monasteries during Medieval times. They all differ in architecture style from Romanesque to Gothic, today many of them are used for weddings, concerts, yoga classes or theater plays

Almedalen parc

A beautiful parc by the sea and an oasis for locals and visitors. Next to the parc is the library with a café facing Almedalen, perfect spot to rest your legs and have a cup of coffee or tea.

Exciting extras

Fiskargränd

A beautiful and picturesque alley covered in roses during summer and autumn.

The boardwalk

A beautiful path for strolling, gazing out over the watching, the sunset or go for a jogging tour. Here you will also find Kruttornet (The Gunpowder tower) dating back to 1150-1160.

Local handicraft and lovely boutiques

Many of the most inviting boutiques with modern design as well as local handicraft can be found along S:t Hansgatan, Hästgatan and at Donners plats. Look out for silver jewlery, wool products and an enchanting coffee and tea shop.

Södra Hällarna

Gotland is home to several beautiful nature reserves, the closest to Visby is Södra Hällarna which lays within both walking and biking distance from Visby port.

Pippi Longstocking

The original Villa Villerkulla can be found a few kilometers south of Visby. It is part of the summer resort Kneippbyn, here you can find Aqualand, gocart, pedal boats and much more. A lot of fun for all ages.

Excellent food

Gotland is well known for our high quality of agricultural products. On Gotland you will find for example green & white asparagus, ramsons and Bourgogne truffles. Gotland has excellent natural conditions for growing agricultural products, a mild maritime climate with many hours of sun and calcareous soil. Around the island there is a large number of farm shops selling delicacies of the season.

Hot spot for producing beer, wine and spirits

During the last years, Gotland has seen large increase of breweries and distilleries starting up on the island. Many of these have won international awards, for example for brandy and gin. On the southern tip of Gotland, a winery (with Italian roots) was established in 2018. If you prefer whisky or non-alcoholic alternatives that can also be found - all made in Gotland.

What’s on right now in Visby - Gotland?

25 Jun 2024
29 Jun 2024
Almedalsveckan
Place:
Category: Other
A very special week for Visby when the city turns into an intensive buzz as Swedish political parties, journalists, influential people and interested people gather in Visby for listening to political debates and to attend to the large number of seminars – there are more than 2000 to choose from!
4 Aug 2024
11 Aug 2024
The Medieval Week on Gotland
Place:
Category: Folklore
Every summer in week 32, the Middle Ages return to Gotland and the once-powerful Hanseatic city of Visby. Up to 40.000 visitors dress up in costumes and recreate life in medieval days with theatre, markets, crafts, tower games and music. It’s the biggest medieval festival in northern Europe and a lively experience for visitors of all ages.
27 Sep 2024
29 Sep 2024
Visby Day & Culture at night
Place:
Category: Other
Visby Day and Culture at Night are for many one of the highlights of autumn and are equally fun for all ages. The World Heritage City is celebrated with World Heritage walks, shopping, fashion shows, flea markets, exhibitions, art, good food, dance, music and much more.
5 Jun 2025
8 Jun 2025
Hanseatic day in Visby
Place:
Category: Other
The Hanseatic day is an annual event that circulates between European cities that once was part of the historic Hanseatic league. During the Hanseatic day in Visby over 100 cities will be participating and the streets and alleys will be filled with markets, handcraft and music performances.

Excursions – on and off the beaten path

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 Northwest of Gotland
Visit Gotland’s highest limestone formation at picturesque Lickershamn and enjoy the bus drive through scenic landscapes.
Along the West Coast
Through different historical times: stone ships dating back to the Bronze age, a fishing village from the Viking era and Medieval churches. Tour included visit in Visby.
A historical train ride
Experience sounds, smells and sights from the past as the train travels through Gotland's countryside. Includes further stops and Visby.
Fårö, small island in the north
A day on the popular island Fårö with visits to the limestone areas, medieval churches and a local lunch.
Guided tour with mini train
Want more out of your stay in Visby? Then take a trip with the minitrain arranged by Gotlands Cykeluthyrning in collaboration with Gotland’s Museum! The train takes you on a fantastic historical journey around the Visby ring wall. "-Interesting for adults, fun for kids!"

NEW & ACTIVE

Naturally Gotland
There are several alternative adventures, why not fish off the coast or embark on an exquisite culinary experience.
Tastes of Gotland
Combine your visit to Visby with tasting local specialities. Do you fancy ecological ice cream or a guided brewery walk?
Visby by bike
Explore Visby and its surroundings by bicycle, combining the impressions of the medieval town with nature experiences and beautiful viewpoints.
Fascinating cave system
Discover the 40-million-year-old caves of Lummelunda and before taking a walk through today’s landscape and Visby.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch

Main Cruice Terminals are v14 and v15. For information contact CMP. Other Cruice locations are v02, v04, v07 and v10
Gotland Tourism Organisation
Erik Öhrn
Head of Tourism Organisation
erik@gotlandsbesoksnaring.se +46 767 765 222
Gotland Cruise Network,Donners Plats 1
621 57 Visby, Sweden
Copenhagen Malmö Port AB
Anna Sylvan
Cruise Manager, Visby
Port of Visby
Mats Eriksson
Port manager