Blå Lagunen

Top choice in Gotland

This remote, flooded, former quarry really does have that tropical azure water, but it has two drawbacks: it's steep, deep and not great for kids; and in summer it feels as busy as Bondi (or Biarritz, or Ipanema) on a scorcher of a day.

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Nearby Gotland attractions

1. Bungemuseet

5.91 MILES

Step back in time at the Bungemuseet, an open-air museum with 17th- to 19th-century houses, picture stones dating from AD800 and a historic playground. It…

2. Bergmancenter

7.97 MILES

The Bergmancenter, honouring Sweden's most famous film director, the late Ingmar Bergman, a Fårö local, was inaugurated in 2014 and hosts exhibits,…

3. Bungenäs

8.81 MILES

Formerly a military base (and part of the adjoining land still is used by the military), this bizarre and wonderful collection of unexpected buildings by…

4. Helgumannens Fiskeläge

8.84 MILES

It's worth making the trek to this isolated fishing village just to contemplate the remoteness of life out here and the beauty of real isolation.

5. Jungfrun

16.59 MILES

Outside the little village of Lickershamn (tee hee) on the west coast of the island, you'll find these eroded limestone raukar, some of which are a…

6. Tjelvars grav

21.2 MILES

About 42km east of Visby you'll find this fascinating and definitely thought-provoking scene of Bronze Age standing stones arranged in the shape of a ship…

7. Bro Kyrka

23.86 MILES

If you’re heading northeast, visit the remarkable Bro church, which has several 5th-century picture stones in the south wall of the oratory, beautiful…

8. Gothem Kyrka

24.72 MILES

On the east coast, 34km from Visby, Gothem church is one of the most impressive in Gotland; the nave is decorated with friezes dating from 1300.