Travel to Gotland by ferry from Sweden
Gotland is Sweden's largest Island on the East Coast of Sweden. Tourists and travelers who've set foot on the Island of Gotland will agree that this place has some magic.
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? This page contains information about the various ferries to and from Gotland, the Swedish mainland.
You can 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. Are you departing from either Oskarshamn, Västervik, or Nynäshamn? Then 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.
Timetable, availability, and compare prices
Our online booking module makes it easy to find and book your desired ferry crossing. All you have to do is enter your departure port, destination, and travel dates. The system will show you the best routes and possible alternatives. You can then choose the ferry that best suits your needs and budget. Have a great trip to Gotland / Visby!
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Step 1: find your 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 most south connection from these three ferries. Vastervik to Visby is the shortest in time and kilometers but only departs once daily.
From Nynashamn to Visby most ferries are leaving for Gotland.
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Traveling to Gotland
If you're considering booking a vacation to Sweden, then Gotland might also be worth visiting. Gotland is located on the East side of Sweden in the Baltic Sea. It has a rich history of Viking tales, Medieval city walls, beautiful nature, and fantastic scenery, and the city of Visby is a lovely place to visit. The coastline of Gotland also has a lot to offer, with great biking routes and sandy beaches.
Gotland is also known as a foodie hotspot with many local produce and craft beer breweries. On the Island of Gotland, there are 92 medieval churches and many more historical archeological places to visit. Gotland – where Viking-era history meets unique natural scenery, VisitSweden.com
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
Many people have seen lots of Gotland and have yet to learn. This is because the TV series Pippi Longstocking where filmed in Visby and other parts of Gotland.
Furthermore, it's best known for the main city Visby, a Viking-era wonder where the city walls still stand. Visby is a beautiful medieval city with beautiful scenery and is famous for its roses.
Gotland is also famous for its strategic position in the Baltic sea.
From 3 coastal cities on the East side of Sweden, ferries are leaving for Visby, Gotland. You can travel by ferry on Nynäshamn-Visby, Oskarshamn-Visby, or Västervik to Visby. All ferries take around 3 hours to bring you back to Gotland from Sweden.
You can visit the neighboring 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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