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Ferry to Gotland

Most booked ferries to Gotland Island

Nynäshamn-Visby

Sweden ⇔ Gotland
3h 15 mins
4 times per day
From: 68,00

Västervik-Visby

Sweden ⇔ Gotland
2h 30 mins.
1 time per day
From: 61,00

Oskarshamn-Visby

Sweden ⇔ Gotland
2h 55 mins
2 times per day
From: 68,00

Travel to Gotland by ferry from Sweden

Gotland is Swedens biggest Island on the East Coast of Sweden.Tourists and travellers who's set foot on the Island of Gotland will agree that this place has some magical. 

Gotland has it all, nature, beautiful scenery, a lot of history and more to see, smell, taste and discover. Visby is the capital of Gotland the main town. Visby feels like you've entered medieval times when you wander around the cobbled streets. Visby is also the port of arrival for most of the ferries to Gotland.

But how do you get to Visby / Gotland? On this page information about the various ferries to and from Gotland, from the Swedish mainland. 

You can either travel via Nynäshamn, Oskarshamn or Västervik back and forth to Visby.

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Map with all ferry routes to Gotland.

There are several ways to travel to Gotland. All crossings depart and arrive from the main town Visby. Departing from either Oskarshamn, Västervik or Nynäshamn the ferries take around 3 hours to make this crossing to Visby.

The fastest connection is from Vastervik to Visby but this crossing only goes once a day. The busiest ferry crossing to Visby is the ferry from Nynashamn to Visby.

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Travel tip: Visby - Gotland

According to VisitSweden.com Visby entered the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1995. As Visby is the best-preserved fortified trading town in northern Europe, this makes a lot of sense. Between the 12th to the 14th century, Visby was the main centre of the Hanseatic League in the Baltic.[1]Gotland – where Viking-era history meets unique natural scenery, VisitSweden.com

Step 1: find you departure port

When heading to Gotland by ferry you can travel from three different ports to Visby, the main city of Gotland. The most northern connection is the one from Nynashamn to Visby. The ferry from Oskarshamn to Visby is the connection that is most south from these 3 ferries. Vastervik to Visby is the shortest in time and kilometers but is only departing once a day.

From Nynashamn to Visby most ferries are leaving to Gotloand.

Sweden ⇔ Gotland

Nynäshamn-Visby

Sweden ⇔ Gotland
3h 15 mins
4 times per day
From: 68,00

Västervik-Visby

Sweden ⇔ Gotland
2h 30 mins.
1 time per day
From: 61,00

Oskarshamn-Visby

Sweden ⇔ Gotland
2h 55 mins
2 times per day
From: 68,00

Travelling to Gotland

If you're thinking of booking a vacation to Sweden then Gotland might be worth visiting as well in your vacation. Gotland is located on the East side of Sweden in the Baltic Sea and has a rich history of Viking tales, Medieval city walls beautiful nature, amazing scenery and with the city of Visby a beautiful place to visit. The coastline of Gotland has a lot to offer as well, with great biking routes and sandy beaches.

Gotland is also known as a foodie hotspot with lots of local produce and craft beer breweries. On the Island of Gotland there are 92 medieval churches and much more historical archealogical places to visit.[2]Gotland – where Viking-era history meets unique natural scenery, VisitSweden.com

When on Gotland you should also consider taking the ferries to the smaller Islands of this archipelago like Stora Karlsö and Lilla Karlsö. And a trip to Gotland isn't complete without a visit to the island of Fårö.

Frequently Asked Questions ferry to Gotland

A lot of people have seen lots of Gotland without even knowing. This is because the TV series of Pippi Longstocking where filmed in Visby and other parts of Gotland. 

Furthermore it's best known for the main city Visby, which is a Viking era wonder where the city walls still stand. Visby is a beautiful medieval city with beautiful scenery and also famous for it's roses.

Gotland is also famous for it's strategic position in the Baltic sea. 

From 3 coastal cities on the East side of Sweden there are ferries leaving to Visby, Gotland. You can choose to travel with the ferry on the route Nynäshamn-Visby, Oskarshamn-Visby or Västervik to Visby. All ferries take around 3 hours to bring you to Gotland from Sweden and back.

You can visit the neighbouring islands of Gotland, Stora Karlsö and Lilla Karlsö and Fårö by booking one of the local ferries from Gotland to those.
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