Ferries to Gotland

Cathedral Church of St. Katrin in Visby on Gotland
Cathedral Church of St. Katrin in Visby on Gotland
Map and flag of Gotland

Travel by ferry to Gotland! Travelling to Gotland couldn't be more relaxed than by ferry. This way you start your Gotland holiday rested and without stress.

You can reach Gotland by ferry via the Swedish mainland and also directly from Germany. Connections by ferry to Visby are offered all year round from Nynäshamnand Oskarshamn. Seasonally, it is also possible to travel from Västervik. The ferry from Germany to Gotland from Rostock all year round.

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All ferries to Gotland

Here you find all current ferry connections to Gotland.

Ferry connection Country of origin & country of destination Number &
Duration of trip
Shipping company
Ferry Nynashamn – Visby Ferry from Sweden to Gotland 6 times a day
3 hours 15 minutes
Destination Gotland
Hansa Destinations (Hansalinjen)
Oskarshamn – Visby ferry Ferry from Sweden to Gotland 3 times a day
2 hours 55 minutes
Destination Gotland
Vastervik – Visby ferry Ferry from Sweden to Gotland 6 times a week
2 hours 30 minutes
Destination Gotland
Ferry Rostock – Visby (Gotland) Ferry from Germany to Sweden 1 time per week
14 hours 30 minutes
Hansa Destinations (Hansalinjen)

All ferries from Gotland

Here you find all current ferry connections from Gotland.

Ferry connection Country of origin & country of destination Number &
Duration of trip
Shipping company
Ferry Visby – Nynashamn Ferry from Gotland to Sweden 5 times a day
3 hours 15 minutes
Destination Gotland
Hansa Destinations (Hansalinjen)
Visby – Oskarshamn ferry Ferry from Gotland to Sweden 3 times a day
2 hours 55 minutes
Destination Gotland
Visby – Vastervik ferry Ferry from Gotland to Sweden 6 times a week
2 hours 30 minutes
Destination Gotland
Ferry Visby (Gotland) – Rostock Ferry from Sweden to Germany 1 time per week
14 hours 30 minutes
Hansa Destinations (Hansalinjen)

Ferry ports at Gotland

You can find an overview of all ferry ports at Gotland here.

Ports
Visby

Travel guide Gotland

Holiday at Gotland

Sweden’s largest island welcomes its visitors with a varied programme. The Middle Ages are present everywhere on the island, nature lovers enjoy unique landscapes and animal lovers can expect their own breed of horses on Gotland. Many hours of sunshine and a Mediterranean climate included!

Gotland – The holiday island of the Swedes – Holiday with Pippi Longstocking

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TOP excursion destinations at Gotland

The island’s capital has preserved its medieval appearance to this day. Visby fascinates its visitors with beautiful architecture, a well-preserved city wall and narrow old town streets. A stroll through the city couldn’t be more beautiful…

Visby Cathedral dates back to 1225. It is the only medieval church that has been preserved. All the others fell victim to an attack, and their ruins still dominate the cityscape of Visby today. St. Katrin is considered particularly beautiful.

Cathedral Church of St. Katrin in Visby on Gotland

Cathedral Church of St. Katrin in Visby on Gotland

Visby’s mighty landmark is an impressive 3.4 kilometres long. Those who want to discover the city wall can look forward to ramparts, watchtowers and moats. It is not without reason that it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995.

Part of the Visby city wall

Part of the Visby city wall

When Pipi Longstocking rides along Visby’s city wall on her Little Uncle, childhood memories come flooding back. Here in Visby she bought sweets and new clothes with Tommy and Annika. The Villa Kunterbunt can be admired today at Kneippbyn Recreation Park.

No one can escape the fascination of seeing the Raukar fields. Limestone columns up to 27 metres high stand on Gotland’s beaches and their bizarre shapes leave plenty of room for imagination. Special places: Langhammars, Digerhuvud, Folhammar and Lickershamn.

The Lummelunda Cave is a stalactite cave and one of the island’s main attractions. It is open to visitors from April to September. If you are looking for adventure, you can go far inside the cave on a guided tour.

“Russ” is the name given to the wild horse breed that lives here on Gotland. The animals live freely in the russparkon 650 hectares and can be observed on walks through the Lojsta Forest.

The island of Fårö can be reached within a few minutes from Gotland. The ferry to Fårö is free of charge. Barren landscapes, lonely sandy beaches and imposing Rauk fields make it the ideal place to leave everyday life far behind.

Dalhem, in the centre of Gotland, is the starting point of Gotlandståget, the museum railway on Gotland. In summer, the small train runs between Dalhem Hesselby and Roma. In old but historically renovated wagons, pulled by steam locomotives from the time around 1878 to 1945, you travel through the middle of Gotland. At the historic railway station in Hesselby there is also a museum, carriage sheds and a café. On days when the train is not running, you can hire rail bikes, so-called draisines.

Gotlandstaget Museum Railway in Dahlem Hesselby

Gotlandstaget Museum Railway in Dahlem Hesselby


Entry requirements

For a stay in Sweden, persons with German citizenship need a valid identity card or passport. Children under 16 must also carry a valid child passport, passport or identity card. A visa is not required for travel to Gotland.


Alternative travel options

Besides traveling by car ferry, you have other options to travel to Gotland.

For example, you can arrive by bus and train as a pedestrian and cyclist. Conveniently from Stockholm to the port of Nynäshamn and then travel by ferry. Since Visby has its own airport, the island can also be reached by plane.


Questions & Answers about the Gotland ferry

››› Which shipping companies sail to Gotland?

Currently Gotland is served only by the shipping company Destination Gotland calls. From 2024, the shipping company Hansa Destinations could also once again sail directly from Germany to Gotland.


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