Visby is a locality and seat of Gotland Municipality (Gotland County), on the Gotland Island, Sweden with about 23,880 inhabitants (2014 census) and an area of 12.44 km2 (4.80 ml2). Visby is also an episcopal see for Diocese of Visby. Hanseatic city of Visby, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list, is arguably Scandinavia's best-preserved medieval city. Among the major historical remains in Visby are the 3.4 km (2.1 miles) long town wall which encircles the town center, as well as a number of church ruins.
Today a flourishing holiday resort, Visby became famous as 'the town of roses and ruins'. It is a living relic of medieval heyday when the Hanseatic port vied in fame and riches with the great capitals in mainland Europe. Today its ruined churches and narrow cobbled streets reside behind the 13th century city wall, a monument to lost glory. Sights of interest include the ruins of Saint Nicolai Monastery; Fornsalen Museum, which exhibits Viking silver; and Visby's medieval cathedral. Visby is a popular destination for Scandinavians during the summer months and receives thousands of tourists per year. It is by far the most populated outside mainland Sweden. The University of Gotland (Uppsala university–Campus Gotland) is situated in Visby, and since July 1, 2013 is a department of Uppsala University.
Oland and Gotland are part of the Baltic islands which lie off Sweden's south-east coast. Today Gotland is a blend of new and old with its cultural heritage and natural beauty. Hoards of coins and other treasures indicate Visby's importance in maritime trade as far as the Bronze Age.
Visby is linked to mainland Sweden by plane and by ferry. Ferries arrive from both Nynashamn, near Stockholm, and Oskarshamn in Smaland, each taking about 3 hours. The ferries are subsidized by the Swedish government and run by Destination Gotland. Since 2016, there are ferries to Vastervik during summer, which are run by Gotlandsbaten, an independent shipping company.
Highlights: Walled town, Fornsalen Museum, Lummelunda Caves
The Visby cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Visby, Gotland Island, Sweden.
If you lose the Visby location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Visby cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Visby, Gotland Island, Sweden. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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10 October, 2017