Dreaming of a Swedish Summer holiday – discover Gotland

Gotland Sweden is one of the most piqturesq places I’d been to in Scandinava. Situated in the Baltic Sea, the island has arguable everything you’ve been dreaming off for a family Summer holiday.

Rent a family holiday home through Airbnb. Amongst a plentiful rentals to choose from we would recommend staying in a traditional Swedish farm house, fully renovated to a high standard for a comfortable stay.

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Visit Rute Stenugns Bageri and pick up a bag of freshly made rolls and baguettes. And why not enjoy a coffee and the famous ‘kanelbulle’ (cinnamon roll) when you are there?

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The Hanseatic city of Visby is the main city of the island of Gotland and it’s the best-preserved fortified commercial city in northern Europe. There’s lots of Viking history too, including the only known picture stones. As a result Visby is a UNESCO world heritage site – well worth a visit.


There’s lots to do! Go island jumping by boat or rent a bicycle and discover Gotland; Visit the home of Pippi Longstocking Villa Villkulla Cottage, discover the best beaches of Gotland, create your own Gotland ceramics at Krukmakeri – see more at gotlandinfo


Dine in Visby, for the ultimate Nordic fusion cuisine at at 50 kvadrat or at possibly the best Swedish seafood experience at restaurant Backfickan. And discover how child friendly Visby eateries are!


The weather? The weather is mostly nice in the summer with long, light days and mild nights.

July and August are the hottest months with average temperatures up to 20°C and the water usually heats up too, allowing for swimming in the Baltic Sea and sunbathing.

How to get there? Fly SAS 4 1/2 hours, via Stockholm from London. Or travel by boat, from Stockholm. 

To plan your next summer holiday, visit destinationgotland.se or visitsweden.com

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