Optional Fall Trip
The Island of Gotland
Gotland is one of the most beautiful and historically significant islands in the world. It sits about 56 miles east of mainland Sweden in the Baltic Sea. The first Stone Age settlers came to the island 7,000 years ago and many traces of their dwellings can still be seen. Students will also see limestone picture stones, unique to Gotland, covered with mythological scenes and depictions of ships and warriors.
We’ll stay on the island’s northwest coast in the medieval city of Visby, a popular tourist destination full of attractions and culture. Visby was home to a Viking village during the 9th century and the city’s port has been an important trading hub for much of history. Today, the city within the 13th-century walls is a UNESCO world heritage site and arguably the best-preserved medieval city in Scandinavia. We’ll also visit Gotland’s countryside to enjoy its varied landscape, with everything from desolate heaths to lush meadows, spectacular cliffs and sandy beaches. Activities typically include a tour of Medieval churches and burial grounds, a guided visit to the Fornsalen Viking museum, a trip to the countryside, and a tour of a local microbrewery.
Fall 2021: $525
This cost includes round trip transportation, accommodations, all meals, and activities. If you receive financial aid but your aid doesn’t cover this expense, you can request a fee waiver during registration.