Stora torget och S:ta Katarina ruin i Hansestaden Visby. Foto: ( CC BY)

Travel information and conference location

Welcome to DHA41 on Gotland, in the Baltic sea, situated roughly 60 miles off the coast of southern mainland Sweden. The conference takes place in the hanseatic town Visby, at the Swedish National Heritage Board, which is a 10-20 minutes walk from most places in the old town. The conference and workshops will take part in the same building at the address:


How to get to Visby


The habour is directly west of the old town. Most hotels will be within walking distance. Ferries from Nynäshamn and Oskarshamn take approximately 3 hours.
Link to Destination Gotland

Nynäshamn is the port closest to Stockholm, shuttle bus from Stockholm to the port can be booked together with the ferry tickets. The shuttle bus departs from Stockholm Cityterminalen, 90 min before the ferry departure.

There is also an overnight ferry from Rostock in Germany direct to Visby.
Link to Hansa Destination



The airport is 4 km from central Visby.  Flights to Visby usually depart from Stockholm (airports Arlanda or Bromma) and take approximately 40 min. Some other destinations also offer direct flights to Visby.
Link to flights


Taxis or buses in Visby

There are buses between the airport and Visby center see; usually a taxi is the easier option.
Link to time table airport shuttle Visby



Visby is a busy tourist destination in the summertime with many hotels and other accommodation. October outside of the high season and there should be no shortage of rooms. We do not have any particular deals with hotels for this conference. The conference location is a 10-20 minutes walk from most places in the old town, or 30 minutes from the harbour.

Link to Tourist information Gotland listing some accommodation, there are of course even other options.


Tourist information

Read more about Visby on the Swedish island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea at the Tourist information:

  • Kontaktperson
  • Dyes in History and Archaeology