Sweden's largest island, Gotland was once an independent kingdom taken over by Denmark in the 14th century and ceded to Sweden in the 17th century. Located in the middle of the Baltic Sea, Gotland is a popular holiday destination for Swedish tourists. Its medieval atmosphere of farmlands and churches and the old walled city of Visby (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) draws foreign tourists, while locals holiday at the beaches along the coast. Boat tours around the island are available to interesting locations like the karst limestone formations of Lummelunda Grottan and the dwarf forests and moors of northern Gotland and Fårö.
Transport: Flights to Gotland are available year round from Stockholm, Gothenburg and Linköping. The flight from Stockholm takes about 25 minutes. The cheapest way to get to Gotland is by ferry, which runs from Nynäshamn and Oskarshamn to Visby in about three hours.