Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Visby

Gotlands Museum

Gotlands Museum is one of the mightiest regional museums in Sweden. While highlights include amazing 8th-century, pre-Viking picture stones, human skeletons from chambered tombs and medieval wooden sculptures, the s…
Top Choice Cathedral in Visby

Visby Sankta Maria Domkyrka

Visby's church ruins contrast with the stoic and utterly awe-inspiring Sankta Maria kyrka. Built in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and heavily touched up over the years, its whimsical towers are topped by ba…
Top Choice Arts Centre in Fårö

Bergmancenter

The Bergmancenter, honouring Sweden's most famous film director, the late Ingmar Bergman, a Fårö local, was inaugurated in 2014 and hosts exhibits, lectures, workshops and screenings, as well as a library and cafe. …
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Southern Gotland

Stora Karlsö

This remote island nature reserve is home to extensive bird life including thousands of guillemots and razorbills, as well as the maculinea arion (large blue butterfly). For nature-lovers, it's well worth the travel…
Top Choice Asian in Visby

Surfers

Not your normal Chinese restaurant abroad, the speciality here is Szechuan finger food designed to share and ranging from Chinese dumplings to traditional twice-cooked pork. There's plenty of heat in the dishes, whi…
Top Choice Swedish in Southern Gotland

Krakas Krog

The owners of Krakas Krog make a point of sourcing their ingredients from Gotland’s fields, woods and sea, including frogs’ legs direct from the garden. Meals are served on the porch and in the petite dining room. T…
Top Choice French in Visby

Bolaget

Take a defunct Systembolaget shop, chip the ‘System’ off the signage, and reinvent the space as a buzzing, French bistro-inspired hot spot (fried frog legs, anyone?). Staff members are amiable and the summertime squ…
Top Choice Gastropub in Visby

Lilla Bjers Farm Pub

About 7km southwest of Visby, Lilla Bjers is an award-winning farm eatery with a great outdoorsy feel, locavore food (as local as home-grown can be!), chilled beer and cider, and wholesome good vibes.
Top Choice Ruins in Visby

St Karins Kyrka

One of the most stunning of Visby's medieval churches, it's often used for performances. In winter, local children skate on an artificial ice rink within the stone walls. Can you imagine?
Top Choice National Park in Northern Gotland

Gotska Sandön

Isolated Gotska Sandön, with an area of 37 sq km, is an unusual island with lighthouses at its three corners, 30km of beaches, sand dunes, pine forest and a church. There’s a fantastic network of trails right around…