Don’t be put off by the fact that Visby stands on an island in the middle of the Baltic. A flight to Gotland from Bromma airport close to central Stockholm
takes just 40 minutes, making it entirely plausible as a day trip. The walled medieval town is a remarkable place, recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, which states, “Its 13th-century ramparts and more than 200 warehouses and wealthy merchants' dwellings from the same period make it the best-preserved fortified commercial city in northern Europe.” If time allows, hire a car and explore the rest of Gotland and its neighboring island Fårö, reached in a couple of minutes by ferry. For many years Fårö was the home of Ingmar Bergman.