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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

1200 m: Within the Town Wall (5-10 minutes’ walk) or outside at Östercentrum pedestrian area (5 minutes by taxi)

Transportation to/from airport

7,2 km (10 minutes by taxi)

Currency

Swedish krona

Transport to/from city center

1200 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 v14 v15

Max LOA: 340 meters Max depth: 11,5 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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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: NO, ”Port reception facilities” at pier – Capacity 300 cbm/h (One ship) Capacity 2x150 cbm/h when two vessels at pier.Number 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)

2.60 SEK/GT

Passenger dues (Currency/PAX)

21 SEK/PAX (quay)

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. Tourist office: Donnerska huset, Donners plats 1, Visby Phone: +46-498-20 17 00 info@gotland.com Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9-17 Saturday 10-15 Telephone service 9–16 (Sat 10-15). Please find information on Gotland in ArrivalGuides.

Musical welcome
Free local food samples
Gifts for passengers
Cruise guest national flags
Shopping & Attractions
Shops open on Sundays

Visby´s largest shopping center with shops, restaurants, cafes, banks, hairdressers, pharmacies, etc. over 3000 parking spaces, open seven days a week. Opening hours, go to: http://gotland.com/en/products/184613/

Shops offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests

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

Museums offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests

Fornsalen – the Historical Museum Gotland’s museum of cultural history is called ‘Fornsalen’ (lit. ‘Hall of Antiquities’) in Swedish. The museum is changing opening hours according to ships arrivals.

Shops accept credit card payment with no lower limit
Destination has special offers for crew

This activity is in process and will be presented as soon as it is finalized with the shop owners association.

Free city maps

Nothing beats a classic paper map! Please ask us where to go for a swim, how to find the blue lagoon in Ar or what clubs and restaurants that are recommended right now.

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

The cruise port is not far from the city center. There is a designed 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 (office or maps) in port area

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: Monday through Friday 9-17 Saturday 10-15 Telephone service 9–16 (lör 10-15). Please find information on Gotland in ArrivalGuides.

Free Wi-Fi in port

Available in the cruise terminal

Destination collaboration
Local cruise network

Gotland Cruise Network is a collaboration between Region Gotland, Copenhagen Malmö Port and the private companies within the tourism sector in Gotland. The aim of the network is to develop Visby and Gotland as a cruise destination, to secure sustainable development for the island being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Gotland Cruise Network is being represented at international fairs and conferences.

Authorized guides

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

Education of tourism partners on the cruise guest

Continuous education of new staff in connection with summer season as well as within the cruise network

Possiblity for special arrangements and flexibility

https://hansaevent.se https://gotlandactive.se

Transport
City centre within 1 km from pier

The cruise port is not far from the city center. There is a designed 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

At Gotlands Cykeluthyrning you get Great Bicycles and Great Service – it’s as simple as that! We focus on high-quality bicycles from Crescent, Monark, and Bianchi as well as our highly regarded Gotland-Round-Service, which means that we always help you if you have a problem with your bike. We have bought lots of new bicycles and further improved our bicycle park. We are located only 300 meters north of the ferry terminal in the middle of the Visby guest harbor.

Hop on/hop off services in port area
Turnaround facilities
Scandic Hotel(s) in city

The hotel is located 5 minutes walk from the cruise pier.

Cruise-ready hotels

The hotel is located 5 minutes walk from the cruise pier.

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.

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

Main Cruice Terminals are v14 and v15. For information contact CMP. Other Cruice locations are v02, v04, v07 and v10
CMP, Visby
Henrik Ahlqvist
Cruise Manager Visby, CMP
Port of Visby
Mats Eriksson