Gotland Explorer with VIS
Tour dates: 21-23 September 2018
• Ferry Oskarshamn – Visby – Oskarshamn
• Accommodation 2 nights in Lummelunda vandrarhem (shared rooms or cottages) with cooking facilities
• Guided tour in Visby
• Service from Scanbalt tour manager
• Rent of bedlinen – 100 SEK
• Visit to Lummelunda underground caves – 100 SEK
Day 1. 14:00 Departure from Växjö. We get on the bus, that will take us first to Kalmar, where you have 3 hours free time explore this historical town on your own. At 18:00 we continue to Oskarshamn ferry port. The ferry leaves at 20:10. At 23:05 arrival in Visby, the main city on Gotland. We continue our ride to our guesthouse, located by the Baltic sea.
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. Fårö'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. In the morning you have an option to visit Lummelunda caves, right next to our hostel. At 10:00 we depart from the hostel and head towards Visby. 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 it is your free time in the city. At 16:20 we get on the ferry and 19:15 we arrive in Oskarshamn and then go back to Växjö. After arrival in Växjö approx 21:00 the tour is over but we hope you have great memories and many new friends!