Sweden's largest island, Gotland was once an independent kingdom
taken over by Denmark in the 14th century and ceded to Sweden in
the 17th century. Located in the middle of the Baltic Sea, Gotland
is a popular holiday destination for Swedish tourists. Its medieval
atmosphere of farmlands and churches and the old walled city of
Visby (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) draws foreign tourists, while
locals holiday at the beaches along the coast. Boat tours around
the island are available to interesting locations like the karst
limestone formations of Lummelunda Grottan and the dwarf forests
and moors of northern Gotland and Fårö.
Transportation: Flights to Gotland are available year round from
Stockholm, Gothenburg and Linköping. The flight from Stockholm
takes about 25 minutes. The cheapest way to get to Gotland is by
ferry, which runs from Nynäshamn and Oskarshamn to Visby in about
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