Gotland Explorer with ESN Sweden

Gotland is a special place in the middle of the Baltic Sea. Just a short trip from the Swedish mainland, but still more exotic than you’d think. Experience the unique landscapes, picturesque sandy beaches and the constant presence of the sea. As well as the exquisite light and the many hours of sunlight on the island. And there’s more – the rich cultural heritage and history of the island are visible and felt everywhere you go.

Tour dates: 27 - 29 April
 
Duration: 3 days/2 nights
 
Price: 165 EUR (price if own arrival/departure in Visby – 130 EUR)

 
 
Included:
 
• Transportation by bus

• Ferry Nynäshamn – Visby – Nynäshamn

• Accommodation 2 nights in Lummelunda vandrarhem (shared rooms or cottages) with cooking facilities
* Breakfast

• Guided tours

• Service from Scanbalt tour manager

 
Optional:


• Rent of bedlinen – 100 SEK





• Visit to Lummelunda underground caves – 100 SEK
 
The explored part of this karst cave is almost 4.5 km, making it one of the longest caves in Sweden. It is created by the drainage water from the Martebro mire. The water forms a stream with its outlet in the Baltic Sea. In the 15th to 19th centuries, mills and an ironwork were set up by the stream. Although the entrance of the cave has been known for centuries, the main part of it was discovered by three teenage boys during the 1940s–50s. In the museum we get to hear the incredible story of its discovering.
 
• Pre-tour accommodation in Stockholm – 300 SEK (bed in hostel)

Status:
Full

Detailed Program

Day 1. 09:30 Departure from Stockholm. We get on the bus, that will take us to Nynäshamn ferry port. The ferry leaves at 11.25.  At 14:55 arrival in Visby, the main city on Gotland. We meet our local guide for a guided walk in Visby. The town wall and many historical buildings gave the medieval Hanseatic city of Visby a place in UNESCO’s world heritage list. The town wall, almost 3.5 kilometres in length, is one of the world’s best preserved city walls. Several of the magnificent medieval trading houses, with their characteristic stepped gables, are still standing, as are many of the 17th and 18th-century wooden buildings. Later we get on our bus and after a stop at a supermarket we arrive to our guesthouse, located by the sea. Let’s have great first evening together! Barbeque.

Day 2. Day-trip to Northern Gotland and its neighbor island Fårö. Northern Gotland is the best area to explore “Raukar” – rock formations unique to Gotlands coastline. Farö's scenery is different from the rest of Gotland, even though it only takes seven minutes by ferry to cross the strait. The landscape is more barren, and the sand on the beautiful bare beaches seems even finer. We take a look at incredible Langhammars Sea Stacks, and Helgumannen fishing village. Tiny fields and buildings dot the landscape, and many structures unique to the island are roofed with sedge, a tradition that has been abandoned elsewhere. Farö's most famous resident was Swedish Film Director Ingmar Bergman, who died at his home on the island in 2007.
 
Day 3. Half-day trip to Southern Gotland. We enjoy the beauty of landscape and coastline, we stop in small churches and medieval fishing villages. We admire views from Högklint  - one of Gotland’s highest cliffs that offers a magnificent view of Visby and the Baltic Sea. At 16:00 we get on the ferry and 19:15 we arrive in Nynäshamn and then go back to Stockholm.  After arrival in Stockholm approx 20:30 the tour is over but we hope you have great memories and many new friends!

Tour Map

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