The world heritage city of Visby is the capital of the Swedish island of Gotland, about 5 miles from the mainland. Visby stands on the west coast of the popular Baltic holiday island, which measures around 11 miles long and 32 miles wide. Almost all island visitors arrive via the city and hiring a car in Visby is the best way to see the rest of the island and its attractions. These range from almost 1 restored medieval churches to awe-inspiring limestone pillars standing in the sea. Visitors enjoy both tiny old wooden fishing villages and modern sandy tourist beaches.
The medieval fortified walled city of Visby is internationally acclaimed and becomes busy with tourists in summer. Among the narrow cobbled streets, you'll find rows of old cottages covered in flowers amid tall fairy-tale turrets and spires. With its pavement cafes and craft shops, it's perfect for a wander. Within the city walls discover the highlights, like the 13th-century Sankt Mary Cathedral, Gotland Museum and the Tofta Viking Village. Exploring the countryside and shore around Visby is easy if you hire a car in Visby too. Try to find time for the 'Botan' beachside gardens, Brucebo wildlife reserve and some of the artisan glass, ceramic and craft studios along the roadside.
Opening hours:Mo-Tu 0800-2000, We-Fr 0800-1800, Sa 1000-1200, Su closed
From 3 July 2017: Mo-Fr 0830-1800, Sa 1000-1600, Su 1300-1700
From 14 August 2017: Mo-Tu 0800-2000, We-Fr 0800-1800, Sa 1000-1200, Su closed
Island of Gotland
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.