Gotland is the large Swedish island in the Baltic, where you get the feeling you have left Sweden and are in some other place altogether. There is a suggestion of continental Europe in the capital of Visby, with its heavy encircling medieval wall and with the numerous outdoor cafés in summer – the narrow streets and the centuries old pastel colored houses with roses climbing their walls add to the sensation. Just walking about on the cobbled streets and squares of Visby is a delight, and if you want to add some interesting sight-seeing, that too is easily done.
Do you have a desire to see a unique landscape, do you love the sea and do you want to get away from the city, while at the same time your time and your purse are limited? Then the perfect solution is to go to Öland, sister island to the famous, sight-studded Gotland in the Baltic. Öland is often overlooked, since it is accessed by a bridge from Kalmar (island fans wrinkle their noses immediately at this), since there are no spectacular medieval city walls and since it is simply not as well known.