Gotland accessible travel guide to disabled friendly holidays
Gotland isn’t only Sweden’s largest island, but also the biggest island in the Baltic Sea. If you choose to get to Gotland by ferry you will immediately notice the medieval, walled town of Visby. Soak in the medieval surroundings and discover the world heritage site of Visby Accessible holiday rentals from Handiscover will allow you to explore the fantastic mix of cultural and scenic attractions. Let Handiscover help you find the perfect rental property for you!
DISABLED FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES IN GOTLAND
Tofta Viking Village
Address: Tofta Strand, 622 66 Gotlands Tofta, Sweden
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Gotland was a major Viking trading settlement. Therefore a visit to the 10th century Viking village will reveal you the Viking story remarkably. Here you can be part of the Viking life; you can experience traditional activities like baking with traditional methods or throwing axes.
Visby is the best preserved medieval city in Scandinavia. Stroll around the charming streets of this beautiful city and discover the church ruins or taste the delicious Gotland specialty, saffranspannkaka, a saffron pancake covered by red berries and lots of cream.
Address: 598 85 Vimmerby, Sweden
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Pay a visit to Sweden’s most famous fictional character. The Kneippbyn Amusement Park It is home to a replica of Pippi’s Villekulla Cottage. This huge amusement park contains a theme park and waterpark with 18 slides and 7 pools, a rollercoaster, go-carts, trampolines, and many more.
ACCESSIBLE ACCOMMODATIONS IN GOTLAND
All Gotland’s towns ensure travelers a range of accommodations, from sumptuous hotels to luxurious apartments to quiet cottages and bed & breakfasts. Book a country retreat in the medieval town of Visby or in the other small towns. Start by choosing the level of accessibility you will need along with how many guests. Than choose your level of disabled-access that you need and go through all our vacation rentals that meet your criteria. Our holiday accommodations are wheelchair friendly; they have ramps at the entrance for a step free access as well as handicap-accessible rooms with roll-in showers, lowered counters, hoists and accessibility equipment for the deaf. Whether you are looking for self-catering cottages, posh apartments or a charming hotels Handiscover has an accommodations to suit all your needs. Finally, book with us to guarantee yourself and your family an amazing holiday.
GETTING AROUND GOTLAND WITH A DISABILITY – ACCESSIBLE TRANSPORTATION
Travelling to and from Gotland is very easy as there are many accessible means of transport ready to make your trip as comfortable as possible. If you choose to fly there, the airport is only a few kilometers away from Visby’s city center
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE BUSSES
There are 16 different routes serving the countryside and 4 urban routes. Most busses feature electrical ramps as well as wider doors, spacious aisles and special seating. All amenities are designed to make traveling easier and more comfortable.
HIRE AN ACCESIBLE CAR AND DRIVER
Gotland is extremely flat therefore driving is an excellent way of getting around the island. If you want to explore the area without any restrictions you can also consider renting a car. A full range of special services for travelers with a disability are available at most car renting agencies.
WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY FERRIES
If you decide to get to Gotland by ferry you will arrive straight to the heart of Visby. You can check the time table and book tickets on Destination Gotland’s website.
During the summer season, there are up to 18 trips each day. While In winter there are only 6 outward or inward daily runs.