Port of Call Information

Port of Call Information

Visby, Sweden


Average Yearly High Temperature in Fahrenheit (°F)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
30 29 32 39 49 58 61 61 54 47 39 33

Overview

Visby is the largest city on the Swedish island of Gotland with a population of about 23,000, and is the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia. Visby has also become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Of its history, the most notable objects are the two and a half mile long stone wall called "Ringmuren" that encircles the city, and the old church ruins. The name "Visby" comes from the Old Norse Vi, meaning sacrificial place.

Things to Do

In August the tourist season is at its peak. In week 32 from Sunday to Sunday the annual Medieval Week is held. During this time regularly dressed tourists are outnumbered by people dressed in Medieval costumes. The festival started in 1984 and there are a variety of events such asĀ  music, jesters, theater, a medieval market, jousting tournaments and much more. A great place with a lot of energy.

The Visby port is also another place with a lot of night life. The port is always crowded in the summer months. People and boats wherever you look. There is always something happening here at the ports such as parties, performances, or just people gathering to have a good time.

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