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.
Ferries are sea transport in the form of boat or ship that carries passengers, cargo and sometimes vehicles. It is a type of public transportation that has been around for centuries. It is a cheaper way to travel from one point to another, but lately a trip through a ferry is made not only for financial consideration but for leisure as well. Today’s ferries or cruise ships are more efficient and mostly built with the passenger’s convenience in mind, and some big ones can accommodate hundreds of passengers, baggage and vehicles in one time.
Ferries usually operate on frequent return service. Ferry rides are a relaxing way to travel and to see the sights along the way. One of the world’s best ferry destinations is Sweden.
Lands of fjords and the midnight sun, Scandinavia is a realm where ancient sagas spring to life, stave churches cling to hills on forlorn shorelines, and the legacy of the Vikings still lingers.