Short facts

Sweden’s largest island in the middle of the Baltic Sea is one of the most popular holiday spots for Swedes. Gotland’s history, beauty, unique nature and climate attracts visitors from all over the world.

Principal town: Visby

Area:  3 140 km2 total area

Coastline: 800 km

Length: 176 km

Width: 50 km

Numbers of inhabitants: 58 000

Numbers of inhabitants in Visby: 23 000

Province flower: Ivy (in Swedish Murgröna)

Province animal: Hedgehog (in Swedish Igelkott)

Provincial dish: Saffron pudding

Good to know

Language: Swedish

Currency:  Swedish krona

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)

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