10 Most Peaceful Places in Sweden

9) Visby

Visby is an urban area in Sweden. The Hanseatic city of Visby is the best-preserved medieval city in Scandinavia, and since 1995 it has been on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.


Among the most notable historical remains are the 3.4 km (2.1 mi) long town wall that encircles the town center, and a number of church ruins. Important annual events held in Visby include the annual political forum Almedalen Week. Visby is situated on the central west coast of Gotland. One of the asteroids in the asteroid belt, 6102 Visby, is named after this place. According to the Köppen climate classification, Visby has an oceanic climate (Cfb). It is popular known as the sunniest towns in Sweden. The headquarter of the World Ecological Forum is in Visby.



  • The quickest way to get from Stockholm to Visby is by plane.