Gotland is a picturesque island along the country’s east coast where travellers can enjoy immersive Viking-era historical structures alongside breathtaking and vibrant natural splendour. History lovers will especially enjoy the town of Visby, the main town on the island. It’s a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its well-preserved historical buildings that may make you feel as if you’ve stepped back in time.

The island serves as a haven for foodies, and you’ll be able to enjoy some of Sweden’s famous traditional dishes. Not only does the immense open countryside have plenty of room to grow produce, but the freshly caught seafood is some of the best in the country. The craft beer scene is also quite popular, with talented brewers showing off skill and dedication. Of course, nothing complements good food and drink quite like the local raukar or sea stacks, which are unique geological formations off the coast that sport an odd, otherworldly appearance.

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