Travelling to Gotland

General

At present, we cannot guarantee that participants will be compensated for their travel expenses. Keep your eyes peeled for updates in the news section, which is where we will post updates on different matters.

You travel from the Swedish mainland to Gotland by ferry or by plane. Information on ferries and flights can be found online, at Destination Gotland, which also supplies information on accommodation if you don’t plan to live in tents. This late in the year it is beginning to be very hard to find suitable accommodation in Visby during week 32. Don’t wait too long to make your reservations!

Ferry

The ferry departs from two locations – Nynäshamn (about 60 km south of Stockholm) and Oskarshamn (on the south-east coast of Sweden). Participants travelling by car from Europe should catch the ferry from Oskarshamn – it is by far the closest alternative. Don’t wait too long to make your reservations, especially if you have a larger vehicle!

Flights

Gotlandsflyg departs daily from Stockholm/Bromma and Stockholm/Arlanda. The flight takes about 35-45 minutes. You can also catch a plane from Gothenburg (Malmö Aviation), from Ängelholm (Gotlandsflyg) or from Norrköping (Direktflyg).

Gotlandsflyg departs from Sundsvall, Arlanda, Bromma, Ängelholm, Umeå, Malmö, Helsinki and Oslo. SAS frequents the route Arlanda-Visby.

The airport in Visby is located only five minutes’ drive from Visby city centre.

Another alternative is to fly to Stockholm and then take a commuter train from Stockholm Central Station to Nynäshamn. The train stops just next to the ferry terminal. Plan your trip here.

About Gotland

Gotland is a beautiful island with lots of interesting spots for the tourist and the reenactor both. We recommend that you take a tour around the countryside when you visit the island. Gotlands turistförening has lots of interesting information, and even a special section for people who are particularly interested in history.

The museum of Gotland will offer an exhibition with focus on the battles of 1361. Be sure to pay them a visit!

During the event, the so called Medeltidsveckan, the Medieval Week, will take place. It has been an annual event since 1984 and offers loads of seminars, guided tours, shows, a huge market and all sorts of things focused on the Middle Ages.

A nice venue for medievalists is Kapitelhusgården. Be sure to pay them a visit!