Optional Excursion to
The Island of Gotland
Located about 56 miles east of mainland Sweden in the Baltic Sea, Gotland is one of the most unique and historically significant islands in the world. The first Stone Age settlers came to Gotland about 7,000 years ago and many traces of their dwellings can still be seen, including unique limestone picture stones covered with mythological scenes of ships and warriors. On this trip, we’ll stay within the 13th-century walls of the city of Visby, a UNESCO world heritage site and arguably the best-preserved medieval city in Scandinavia. We’ll explore the island with activities such as a tour of the Fornsalen Viking Museum, guided walks through medieval churches and burial grounds, a tour of local microbrewery Gotlands Bryggeri, a picnic among ancient stone formations, a visit to the cliffs and sandy beaches of the Gotland countryside, and more.
The cost for this trip is $550 and includes transportation, accommodation, meals and activities. Students who receive financial aid from their home schools should inquire if their aid can be applied to this optional trip. Please inform us whether your aid can or cannot be applied. You will receive additional information about this trip upon acceptance. We hope you will join this Viking adventure on the island of Gotland!