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Lummelundagrottan

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The 4 km (2½ mi) of stalactite caves at Lummelunda, about 18 km (11 mi) north of Visby on the coastal road, are unique in this part...

Sandhamn

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One of the most popular excursions is to Sandhamn, the main town on the island of Sandön, which is home to about 100 permanent residents.

St. Maria Kyrka

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Visby's cathedral is the only one of the town's 13 medieval churches that is still intact and in use. Built between 1190 and 1225 as...

Stora and Lilla Karlsö

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These two bird sanctuaries are off the coast south of Visby. The bird population consists mainly of guillemots, which look like penguins.

Trosa

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At the far southern tip of Stockholm's archipelago lies Trosa, a town full of wooden houses that's right on the Baltic Sea. The tiny...

Uppsala Domkyrka

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The 390-foot twin towers of Uppsala Domkyrka —whose height equals the length of the nave—dominate the city skyline. Work on the cathedral...

Uppsala Slott

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Gustav Vasa began work on Uppsala Slott in the 1540s. He intended the building to symbolize the dominance of the monarchy over the church.

Uppsala Universitetet

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Founded in 1477, Uppsala's university is known for the Carolina Rediviva university library, which contains a copy of every book published...

Vikingabyn

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Be a Viking for a day at this 10th-century village re-creation. Kids and adults can try their hands at baking Viking bread, axe throwing,...

Visby

  • Town/Village

Gotland's capital, Visby, is a delightful hilly town of about 22,000 people. Medieval houses, ruined fortifications, churches, and cottage-lined...

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