One thing that is an emblem of all Scandinavian countries is that they either have offshore island territories or just somehow have sea connections. You just visit an of the countries and witness the great sea going ships and ferries docked at the shores. This is not anything different for Sweden and anyone who wishes to visit Gotland specifically can be sure to catch a ferry.
As for avid travellers and revellers visiting attraction sites in Sweden, the vacation spree can never be complete without catching a glimpse of the hidden gems in Gotland. Apart from being the largest island in Sweden, it has unique sculptural sea tracks and sandy beaches. There is so much to say about Gotland. From the unique natural ‘raukar,’ beautiful ivy forest, to rocky beaches. However, while there, it is important to make your way through Visby town.
Gotland, an island, has a lot to talk about. It has natural scenic beauty, historical discoveries, and of course, seafood delicacies for tourists and locals alike. Visby is not just a town in Gotland, its port is instrumental for efficient traveling into and outside the island.
The main means of transport used in Gotland is the ferry. You have to use it whether connecting from Nynäshamn, Oskarshamn, or Germany. Ferries are preferred as they are affordable and naturally acceptable among the locals and expatriates.
Ferry Routes to Gotland
On behalf of the Sweden Government, Destination Gotland is a company assigned to oversee the operations of ferries connecting Gotland to the Swedish mainland. The major ports from Sweden to Gotland Island are Nynäshamn and Oskarshamn. There is also Västervik which is a bit smaller.
Oskarshamn- Visby Ferry Route
Oskarshamn is a small town in Smaland with a port that connects Sweden to Gotland. It is noticeable and interesting to know how German vacationers use this route to connect to Gotland. The island has lots of historical ruins, a botanical garden, and lovely nature loved by Germans.
From Oskarshamn, ferries make up to two trips a day to cross over to Visby port. Moreover, the approximate time to cross is 2 hours to 55 minutes. Do you need to travel with your pet to Gotland? Then you do not need to worry as your pet can happily accompany you. This is because there is a unique cabinet or kennel to keep your pet on longer crossings and a vehicle for shorter crossings.
The departure time of the Oskarshamn- Visby Ferry Route may change sometimes. However, that does not necessarily mean there is no fixed schedule for the ferries. For instance, departure time from Orkarshamn is 10:20 and 23:25 to arrive in Visby at 13:15 and 02:20, respectively.
On the other hand, ferries from Visby port depart at 06:35 and 19:35 to arrive in Orkarshamn port by 09:30 and 22:30, respectively. Therefore, it could be best if you check on recent updates before bookings for the sailing durations. Also, you need to understand that prices may vary due to underlying reasons for every season. Interestingly, you can easily access a restaurant, bar, lounge, shop, and kids’ playground while on board.
Nynäshamn to Visby Ferry Route
Nynäshamn is close to Stockholm. Hence, this route is accessible for international and Swedes travellers from the capital city of Sweden to Gotland. After doing some shopping in Stockholm, you can take a ferry to visit Gotland. From Nynäshamn to Visby, the ferries can make four trips a day during the weekdays. However, during weekends, it makes six trips.
Furthermore, the journey takes 3 hours and 15 minutes to cross from Nynäshamn to Visby port. In the lower case, booking a ferry for an adult with a car during the off-peak seasons is €65 on a one-way ticket. On the contrary, if you are two adults with a car, you will part with €118 on a one-way ticket.
For Tuesday to Thursday, ferries from Nynäshamn depart at 06:00, 12:40, 16:15, and 22:10. The ferries arrive in Visby port at 17:54, 19:29, and 1:24 respectively. The times differ from Friday to Monday, where ferries from Nynäshamn depart at 02:30, 07:15, 11:40, 15:30, 16:45, 18:15, and 20:30 for the six trips to arrive in Visby port after taking 3hours 15mintues.
On the other hand, from Tuesday to Wednesday, departing time at Visby port is 01:10, 08:30, 12:15: and 18:00 to arrive in Nynäshamn after taking 3hours 15minutes. When traveling from Visby between Fridays to Mondays, the departure time is 03:05, 07:00, 11:20, 12:45, 14:05, 16:00, and 22:20. The journey ends at Nynäshamn after 3 hours and 15 minutes.
Although the booking process is straightforward, it could be wise if you check through the booking segment. Through this, you will get the latest updates on the duration and price of tickets. Your pet can accompany you on vacation because the ferries got you covered. In this route, you can enjoy services at restaurants, bars, lounges, or kids’ play areas.
Västervik to Visby Ferry Route
Västervik is close to Oskarshamn, and crossing by ferry is limited to summertime. Destination Gotland offers daily ferry trips through the route. Besides, crossing to Visby and back to Västervik is a journey of 2 hours and 30 minutes. Even though the trips are only nine per week, you can travel with your pet. However, before placing a booking order, check on the latest update for duration and ticket price.