Gotland is Sweden’s largest island and the largest island in the Baltic Sea. This review is therefore not comprehensive.

It makes no difference whether you have travelled to Gotland by ferry or plane because you will arrive in the capital of Visby which features an impressive 3.4km 13th century wall (made even more impressive with later additions). Visby also plays host to a week long medieval festival during late summer and it’s not uncommon to see folk walking around in costumes. Visby is the home of Gotland’s museum which houses a hefty number of rune stones found on the island. If the museum, medieval festival and wall are not enough, a 12th century cathedral should do nothing other than impress.
With a busy tourist trade, Visby offers all the shops and restaurants to keep the modest of tourists happy. However, if you want to see other areas of Gotland, then renting a car is a good move as public transport will only get you so far. Gotland has a huge array of ruined churches to look at as well as rune stones. Tingstäde Church (as featured on the slide show) is roughly 16km from Visby and worth a visit as is Elinghem’s Ödekyrka dating from the 13th century.
If the mere mention of 13th century ruined churches has got you thinking about booking a trip to Gotland then would the Lummelunda caves swing it? Yep. Gotland has caves to explore although only a section of them are on show to the general public.
Gotland has some great beaches to relax on. A large complex area called Snäck has some great amenities and is probably the most modern part of the island. Other beaches are just as good. Silky smooth sandy beaches and the ability to wade out into the sea at some distance is not something every Swedish island can offer. The village of Lärbro has one of these aforementioned beaches as well as a restaurant and hostel called Ihrebaden.

This review was based on four days on Gotland, travelling by car around the northern part of the island. The information in this review is limited and will be updated in the future.