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Gotland in a Holiday Cottage

(8 days / 7 nights)

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Get away from it all and experience so much more!

Enjoy a unique experience as you travel around Sweden’s largest island, Gotland. Here you’ll find everything, from stunning mediaeval architecture to fantastic natural wonders. Enjoy dining on gourmet meals made from local produce at charming restaurants; do some shopping directly from local handicraft artists; and enjoy the stunning natural surroundings. The accommodation in Gotland is in a well-equipped, self-catering cottage.

Please note that availability for hotels in the city may be limited on certain dates due to professional conferences (congresses) or other major events. Therefore, we are not always able to guarantee accommodation in the heart of the city centre.

8 days / 7 nights

Price p.p. from

Approx 1656 EUR

The amount will be charged in EUR

Travel style

Self-Drive i

Interest

Cottages i, Countryside and natural scenery i, Culture and History i, Family i, Hiking i

Season

1 May - 30 Sep

Departure

Fridays

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your Swedish road trip.

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  • Day 1: Welcome to Sweden

    This tour starts at the airport, where you are met and transferred to your accommodation in the heart of Stockholm. If you arrive early, we recommend getting My Stockholm Pass, which gives you free admission to a total of 75 experiences, free sightseeing tours, discounts to a number of restaurants, shops and much more.  A visit to the Vasa Ship Museum and the City Hall, with its famous Blue Hall, where the Nobel Prize banquet is held each year, is highly recommended.

    Spend the night in Stockholm.

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  • Day 2: Ferry to Gotland

    Start the day with a generous breakfast buffet before it is time to pick up your rental car. From Stockholm, drive south to Nynäshamn, where you will board the ferry for a 3-hour ride to the island of Gotland and the old hanseatic town of Visby. Stop by at the tourist shop to pick up your keys and driving directions to your very own cottage for the next five nights.

    Gotland offers numerous opportunities for activities such as hiking, swimming, horse riding, golf, nature-exploring, fishing, bicycling and more. The itinerary for the next four days is set up as a guide only, and you will have the freedom and flexibility to choose your sites and activities from day to day.

    Spend the next five nights in Gotland.

    Driving distance approx. 105 km 

    If your car rental pick up is on a Sunday or public holiday, please note that the car rental agency doesn´t open their office until 15:00 in the afternoon. We might be able to arrange pickups outside these hours for an additional fee or assist in customizing the tour to accommodate late pick-up of the rental car. Please contact us for details.

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  • Day 3: North Gotland

    Enjoy a breakfast on the porch while deciding where this day will take you. We recommend a visit to the Lummelunda cave, an underground world with exciting caves, beautiful dripstones, and interesting fossils. Visit the entrance of the cave and admire nature’s own works of art, or take part in a guided excursion into the innermost parts of the cave.

    After the caving we recommend driving north and take the short ferry ride over to Fårö. All of Gotland is unique, but Fårö is extra special. The barren landscape, unique fields of sea stacks and the fabulous sandy beaches make this island a must-see. On the northwest of this small island you will find the famous Digerhuvud with hundreds of sea stacks, called “raukar” in Swedish. Over the centuries the lime stone here has eroded and left the most amazing creations.

    Driving distance approx. 185 km. 

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  • Day 4: East and Central Gotland

    There are more than 800 kilometers of beaches around Gotland and east Gotland is particularly famous for its beautiful beaches, so don´t forget to pack your swim suits today! At Åminne you will find a lovely shallow beach, perfectly fitted for children and Ljugarns beach, a bit further south, has been a popular hangout for sun and water enthusiasts since the late 19th century. Just a bit north of Ljugarn, in Folhammar, you can also find another area with great sea stacks.

    Another fun thing on today’s agenda could be a visit to Stall Dalhem, a farm where people of any age and experience can go horseback riding and at Gangvide Farm you can try canoeing, shorter horseback riding for kids and pet the farm animals. We also recommend a visit to the Gotland Train in Dalhem, where you can enjoy a ride in the steam engine train and experience how it used to be to travel by train in the old days. During the days when the train is not running it is instead possible to rent a velocipede trolley.
     
    Driving distance approx. 100 km. 

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  • Day 5: South Gotland

    South Gotland offers an enchanting meadowland and beautiful green landscape. Here you will find an unspoilt farm landscape with small stone houses and farm animals grazing in stunning surroundings. Visit the reconstructed Iron Age village Stavgard to see how the houses used to look in Gotland during the Iron Age or the Kattlund Museum which gives you a good idea on how people used to live on Gotland during the medieval times.

    We also recommend a trip down to the south tip of Gotland where you find Hoburgsgubben, one of Gotland’s most famous sea stacks, shaped as the head of a man when looked at in the right angle. While here we also recommend a nice lunch at Majstregården which offers great wievs of the amazing scenery.

    Driving distance approx. 185 km. 

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  • Day 6: Visby and Surroundings

    Visby, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is renowned for its numerous medieval buildings and ruins surrounded by the 13th century Ringmuren (“Ring Wall”), measuring 3.4 kilometers long and 11 metres high! Take a stroll on the cobblestone streets, do some leisurely shopping in one of the many handcrafts shops or just sit back and relax at one of the many outdoor cafes.

    You can also visit the nearby Tofta Viking Village where you can enjoy a tour guided by a Viking, try activities such as archery, axe throwing or creating traditional Norse handcrafts. Tonight you will spend the last night in your cottage. Why not make use of the grill and throw a barbeque on the terrace and sit outside and eat while enjoying the nature.

    Driving distance approx. 70 km

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  • Day 7: Back to Stockholm

    After you have packed your bags and cleaned the cottage you will take the ferry back to Nynäshamn. Sit back and relax as the ship sails through the Swedish archipelago. At arrival to Stockholm, return the rental car and check in to your centrally located hotel. Rest of the day is free to explore Stockholm with its many restaurants, cafes and bars.

    Spend the night in Stockholm.

    Driving distance approx. 105 km. 

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  • Day 8: Departure

    Enjoy one last Scandinavian breakfast before it is time to check out from your hotel. Transfer to Arlanda Airport is provided by private taxi. Passengers departing with the afternoon flight will have time for some last-minute shopping, a perfect way to end your holiday.

    Note: Extra days and activities in Stockholm before or after the tour can easily be added to this package; contact us for details.

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Map

Here’s a map of your travel route, to help put things in perspective.

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We're glad we found you online - having Jennie arrange our hotels and rental car let us focus on where we wanted to go. Jennie put us in unique hotels outside of Stockholm that we would have never found on our own. Using your services relieved a lot of stress. We would be happy to use Nordic Visitor services again.

Accommodation

Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.

Comfort

Comfort: On this tour you will spend two nights at a three-star hotel in Stockholm and five nights at the Gotland Farmers cottage..

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Rental car

Enjoy the journey, in the rental car of your choice.

Toyota Aygo, VW Up
or similar

  • x4
  • x3
  • x1
  • M

Toyota Aygo, VW Up
or similar

  • Type: A
  • Passengers: 4
  • Luggage: 1
  • Doors: 3
  • Transmission: Manual

VW Polo, Toyota Yaris
or similar

  • x4
  • x5
  • x2
  • M

VW Polo, Toyota Yaris
or similar

  • Type: B
  • Passengers: 4
  • Luggage: 2
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Manual

VW Golf, Kia Ceed
or similar

  • x4
  • x5
  • x3
  • M

VW Golf, Kia Ceed
or similar

  • Type: C
  • Passengers: 4
  • Luggage: 3
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Manual

VW Golf
or similar (on request)

  • x5
  • x5
  • x2
  • A

VW Golf
or similar (on request)

  • Type: D
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 3
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Automatic

Opel Astra SW, Kia Ceed SW
or similar

  • x5
  • x4
  • x5
  • M

Opel Astra SW, Kia Ceed SW
or similar

  • Type: G
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 4
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Manual

Skoda Octavia SW, VW Golf Sportscombi
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x3
  • M

Skoda Octavia SW, VW Golf Sportscombi
or similar

  • Type: H
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 3
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Manual

Opel Insignia, Toyota Avensis SW
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x4
  • M

Opel Insignia, Toyota Avensis SW
or similar

  • Type: I
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 4
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Manual

Audi A4 SW
or similar size premium SW (on request)

  • x5
  • x5
  • x4
  • M

Audi A4 SW
or similar size premium SW (on request)

  • Type: J
  • Passengers: 5
  • Suitcases: 4
  • Doors: 5
  • Operation: Manual

Toyota Auris
or similar (on request)

  • x5
  • x5
  • x2
  • A

Toyota Auris
or similar (on request)

  • Type: K
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 2
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Automatic

VW Passat SW, Toyota Avensis SW
or similar (on request)

  • x5
  • x5
  • x4
  • A

VW Passat SW, Toyota Avensis SW
or similar (on request)

  • Type: M
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 4
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Automatic

Price per person from

Approx 1656 EUR

The amount will be charged in EUR

Monthly price comparison Our best price per person when booking for two.

2018

Tour Information

If you would like to book this tour with an arrival date 4 weeks or less from today, please contact us for assistance.
 
50% deposit required: This package requires a deposit payment of 50% of the total price at the time of booking since it contains certain travel arrangements. See details
 
Cottages:
The Gotland Farmers cottages are a unique cooperation between the farmers of Gotland and the Swedish travel trade. The cottages keep a high, modern standard with an open design and are tastefully furnished and decorated. All of the cottages (70-90sqm) have 6 beds, 3 bedrooms with two single beds in each, fully equipped kitchen with an electric stove, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and coffee maker. All of the cottages also have an open fireplace, TV, bathroom with shower/WC, terrace with outdoor furniture and outdoor grill.
 
* Extra nights and activities can be added by request; contact us for details. 
* This package can be customized to meet your needs; contact us for details. 
* For easier navigation, rent a GPS navigation system; contact us for further information.
* We always recommend booking with us and first and wait for our final confirmation before you book your flights.
 
Note:
* Some of the museums and attractions might only be open during peak season and on specific weekdays; contact us for details
 
Currency rate
All bookings are charged in Euros (EUR). Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate. Therefore, conversions from EUR to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day
 
After booking with Nordic Visitor
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two working days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.
 
* We always recommend booking with us and first and wait for our final confirmation before you book your flights.

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