Gotland, Gotland, Sweden is the largest Swedish island and the largest Baltic Sea Island which covers 3183sq km most of which is land area, with its highest point being Lojsta Hed at 82m above sea level. The Gotland Island is located 90km east of the Sweden’s mainland with its capital at Visby and the nearest Baltic State is Latvia. The Gotland Island contains numerous popular beaches such as the Hundfria Strand and the Tofta Strand. The Gotland Island also has several shallow lakes with the biggest being Lake Bastetrask at the northern part of the island.
The Gotland Island, Gotland, Sweden’s capital Visby has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO due to its impressive fortress wall, which dating back to the Hanseatic League, which surrounds the old city of Visby. It also has 94 medieval churches that have been restored in the recent years and are in active use. These churches exhibit Romanesque and Gothic architecture from the period 1150-1250 AD and 1250-1400 AD respectively, and within these churches are old paintings that date as far back as the 12th Century.
The Gotland Island, Gotland, Sweden has several sources of income such as agriculture, tourism, and limestone mining activities. The tourism activities are boosted by the Gotland Island’s rich folklore which includes several myths such as those about the Martebo lights, Di sma undar jordi and bysen. The island also competes in the biennial ‘Island Games’ that it hosted in 1999. The Gotland Island, Gotland, Sweden is easily accessible all year round.