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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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TravelPod Member ReviewsScandic Visby
We were here on a weekend package and our room was fine, clean and functional. A typical Swedish breakfast buffet was included. Unfortunately, as vegans, most of the options were not good for us. But they had soy milk and prepared oatmeal for us so it was fine! The only real disappointment was the free wifi. It was difficult to connect and very slow. Not great for a blogger!
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... assemblage of high-quality ancient buildings that illustrate graphically the form and function of this type of significant human settlement. The urban fabric and overall townscape of Visby is its most important quality.
By virtue of its position, Gotland has played a dominant role in Baltic trade for many centuries between Western Europe and Russia. Excavations have indicated that there was a trading settlement in the early Viking Age on the site of ...
... site status. Today it is a popular holiday destination for Swedes, with numerous hotels and shops geared to tourists. It’s supposed to have one of the sunnier climates in Sweden, but for us it was mostly cool and cloudy, no more than about 15 degrees.
Visby does not have a harbour that could accommodate the Brilliance of the Seas, so we had to use tenders between the ship and the pier. We had little information ...
... the old stone houses, churches, and street system.
They drove us way back into the woods :-) to see a Bronze Age burial place - Gannarve Skeppssattning - dating back approximately to 600 BC.
Bicycling around Visby (on the island of Gotland) is either incredibly easy or exhausting, with no middle ground. There seems to be about 2 hills in the entire city, and they are brutal to ride up on cobblestones. But nonetheless, our biking tour was quite fun. Gotland is an odd place. It's not exactly close to any Baltic country. Once upon a time it was an independent nation. Then Denmark controlled the island. It is now run by Sweden.
... like '... if you are a tourist then I'd get out now cause soon it will cost 200 crowns...' ($30). Everyone laughs, hmm, the show starts and its not a battle improvisation, but improvisational theatre, I read the Swedish wrong. Not so entertaining. I quickly leave before the charge, which was only 20 crowns, he was joking?
Wandering around the wall one day I run into the Pirate tower crawl, in this unofficial pirate run event people ...