BEFORE YOU SET OFF
Before heading for Gotland, it’s always useful to have picked up a few
tips. If there’s anything you want to know before leaving, you can always
e-mail the Tourist Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or
call +46 498 20 17 00. Once you arrive, the Tourist Office
will be able to help you with just about everything you need. The Tourist
Office itself is situated on Skeppsbron in the port of Visby.
Nearly everyone makes the crossing
to Gotland by sea on one of Destination Gotland’s high-speed ferries, which
depart from Nynäshamn and Oskarshamn. In summer 2007, you can also reach Gotland
from Grankullavik on Öland, Sweden’s second largest island. There are flights
from Stockholm Arlanda and Bromma all year round and a number of summer services
as well. Read more under “Getting There”.
Visby Airport is about five kilometres from Visby. There is no airport bus.
A taxi from the terminal to central Visby costs about 125 kronor. You can
book a taxi at Taxi
Gotland’s och Taxi
or call an airport taxi on 020 – 97 97 97. If you’d prefer to rent a car,
you’ll find several alternatives under the tab travel/travel
If you’re arriving by boat, most parts of Visby are just a short walk
away. Several buses stop at the port. For more information on public transport,
public transport website .
Before setting off to explore the island, it’s worth a quick visit to the
Tourist Office in the port, where the knowledgeable, friendly staff will be
happy to provide you with detailed information and tips. Here you’ll also be
able to get brochures, maps and souvenirs, and, if you wish, use the Internet.
There are no restrictions on taking your pets to and from
Gotland, whether you’re flying or going by boat. On the boat, your cat or dog
can either remain in the car or accompany you up to a special animal salon.
Places for animals must always be booked. For information on accommodation where
pets are welcome, get in touch with the Tourist Office.
Does the hotel have a lift? Will there be space for a wheelchair
in the restaurant? Use the municipal and disability organisations’ accessibility
guide to find the answers.
No accommodation booked when you arrive on Gotland? The Tourist
Office offers an over-the-counter last-minute accommodation service. The Tourist
Office is situated on Skeppsbron in the port of Visby.
You can buy tickets for the summer’s many events at the Tourist
Office in the port of Visby.
There are cash dispensers in Visby, Hemse, Roma, Fårösund,
Klinte and Slite.
– Alcohol Retailing Monopoly
You’ll find Systembolaget shops where you
can buy wines and spirits in Visby, Hemse and Slite.
There are chemist’s shops Visby, Hemse, Slite,
Roma and Klinte. Several shops also serve as chemist’s outlets.
The Gotland medical services are well
aware that the rise in population during the summer brings a corresponding
increase in the number of people needing medical treatment. Visby Hospital
usually opens a special department for tourists. You might find it useful
to store the number to the medical information service on your mobile: 0498-26
80 09. Further information is available at the municipal website.
There is a police station at Östra Hansegatan in Visby. There is also a
police station in Hemse, although it is closed during the summer.
Yes, you can take your dog to the sea but not to all of the island’s beaches.
More information on bathing and dogs is available at the municipal website.
fuels for your car
You can fill up with ethanol 85 at the Shell garage on Slitevägen 2, in
Visby. More filling stations are on their way. RME is available at the OKQ8
filling station at Färjeleden above the port in Visby.
Gotland has two daily newspapers, Gotlands
Allehanda and Gotlands Tidningar. They share a website at www.helagotland.se
The Swedish Broadcasting Corporation’s Radio Gotland is broadcast on 100.2
MHz, Radio Four/Mix Megapol on 106.1 MHz, and Rix FM on 104.4 MHz. Just Radio
is broadcast on the local 89.2 MHz frequency.