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Visby
Sweden

The port of Visby is located on the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea, off the coast of Sweden. Visby is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Scandinavia and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 3.5 KM long city walls were completed in 1288 and have several turrets. Saffron pancakes and truffle dishes are local specialties.

Useful Information

Language

Swedish. English is taught as a second language in schools.

Currency

SEK
Swedish krona

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XE

Time difference

UTC: 1

from New York: +6h

from San Francisco: +8h

from London: +1h

Tips

A small tip will be appreciated in restaurants and taxis (round the bill).

Weather
°C °F

MonthTemperature (Celsius)Temperature (Fahrenheit)Precipitations
Minimum
Average
Maximum
(mminch)
January
-1 30
0 32
1 35
743.00
February
-2 29
-0 32
2 35
512.00
March
-1 31
2 35
4 39
461.75
April
3 37
6 42
9 48
431.75
May
7 45
11 51
14 58
502.00
June
12 53
15 59
18 65
642.50
July
15 59
18 65
21 70
562.25
August
15 59
18 64
20 69
773.00
September
12 53
14 57
16 62
773.00
October
7 45
9 48
11 51
994.00
November
4 39
5 41
6 44
853.25
December
1 33
2 36
3 38
763.00

Where is locate the Port of Visby

Your ship will dock at the port of Visby. The Visby cruise terminal is located near the city. It takes only a 5-to-10-minute walk to reach the city hall. A tourist information kiosk is located in the cruise terminal where wifi is available (password on the wall).

Public toilets and wifi are available in a building near the park on Donnersgatan street.

Travelling around the port of Visby

Bicycle are available to rent at the cruise terminal of Visby.
A hop-on hop-off tourist bus service is present in Visby and a stop is located at the cruise terminal. The bus doen’t enter old town. The ticket can be purchased by combining the bus and the small tourist train that runs along the city walls. The tour bus makes stops at Lummelunda Cave.

Activities in Visby

Neighborhoods

Visby Town

The medieval old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Landmarks

Visby Cathedral (St. Mary Church)

The only surviving medieval church in Visby. Throughout the city you can also see the ruins of several other churches. Climb the steps near the church for a beautiful view of the city.

Dalmansporten

City gate along the ramparts.

Historical sites

Almendalen

This park was once the first port of Visby.

Galgberget - Gallow Hill

The three stone columns, which can be seen at this site, once supported wooden beams and were used to hang local criminals in medieval times.

City Wall

The 3.5 km long city walls are among the best preserved in Northern Europe.

Museums

The exhibitions in this museum present the geological origin of Gotland as well as the history of its inhabitants over the ages.

Nature

Over the past 20,000 years, the water that has seeped into the limestone soil has formed these caves. The temperature is always around 8 degrees Celsius in the cave.

Very nice park, accessible for free, where it is very nice to take a walk.

Activities

The Botanical Garden was established in the 19th century. Benefiting from the Baltic climate it hosts many exotic plants, trees and roses.

Nearby

Fiskargränd

This small street is one of the most photographed in Visby. It is quite beautiful when the roses are in bloom.

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