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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

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

Tourist service in the terminal on the pier in connection with calls - maps and broschures 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.

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

Visby´s largest shopping centre 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

Opening hours

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. Here you can see the hedgehog girl from the Stone Age, picture stones found nowhere else in the world, Viking Age silver hoards, church sculptures, medieval armour from the Danish invasion in 1361 and much, much more. You can learn more about the coral reefs, which form the bedrock of this island, follow human life on the island over 9 000 years and plunge into our medieval golden age. Children find skeletons and treasures exciting to look at, but when they start getting ants in their pants, take them to the exhibition Ship o’Joy. There they can play together in boats, fishing huts and cargo ships. Organisation Gotland Museum is owned by the association: Friends of the Historical Museum. Our County Museum is thus one of the few in Sweden owned by an association! The board is the highest controlling body. The Association employs just under 50 full-time staff, who run operations at our five attractions, work in three consultative departments, work with our collections and archives, take care of the Association’s properties, run a publishers and conduct promotional activities. History Gotland Museum was established on 22nd May 1875 by The Friends of Gotland’s Historical Museum and was then known as ‘Gotlands Fornsal’ (lit.Gotland’s Hall of Antiquities). ‘Fornsalen’ is the present day name of the cultural historical museum.

Shops accept credit card payment with no lower limit
Destination has special offers for crew
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
Tourist information (office or maps) in port area

Tourist service in the terminal on the pier in connection with calls - maps and broschures 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.

Destination collaboration
Local cruise network

Gotland Cruise Network ska genom aktivt samarbete med alla relevanta aktörer skapa förutsättningar för att utveckla Gotland till en ännu mer attraktiv, och väl fungerande kryssningsdestination. 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 a sustainable development for the island being a UNESCO World Heritage Sight. Gotland Cruise Network is being represented at international faires and conferences. Contact person: Monica Frisk Phone: +46-703 36 53 04 monica@gotlandsbesoksnaring.se

Authorized guides

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

Education of tourism partners on the cruise guest
Possiblity for special arrangements and flexibility

https://hansaevent.se

Transport
Free shuttle available
City centre within 1 km from pier
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. For the 2018 season we have bought lots of new bicycles and further improved our bicycle park. We are located only 300 metres north of the ferry terminal in the middle of the Visby guest harbour.

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