There's also the winding, cobblestone streets.
Summer is also the time to sit at the street-side cafés in the sun and enjoy authentic Swedish meals. There are several Gotland holiday cottages all around the island from where you can access popular attraction sites. You can enjoy Gotland specialities like saffranspannkaka, a delectable saffron pancake topped with fresh red berries and cream. For sightseeing around Gotland holiday cottages, a tourist favourite is a 2km walking tour along the city's medieval walls. You can also visit the 13th century Saint Mary Cathedral, the Gotland Museum and Gotska Sandön National Park.
Another place you can learn some Gotland history is Tofta Viking Village where you can join in with axe throwing, bake bread the Viking way and shoot bows and arrows. After all the sightseeing, relax on the island's 800km coast line and enjoy a variety of water sports.
Staying in Gotland accommodation is a great way to relax on an island getaway but because it's not far from the mainland, it makes it easy to travel to other nearby places such as Öland, Stockholm and the region of East Sweden, where you can take advantage of the winter sports available.