International students going to Visby Spring 2018
Recommended arrival days
The recommended arrival dates for students coming to Campus Gotland are 11-12 January.
Welcome to Campus Gotland
Campus Gotland welcomes international students with a welcome meeting with the International Officer Ms Annika Jörnemark. Activities at the orientation meeting include:
- Welcome package, including a SIM-card,
- Student Internet Account (requires formal ID, take your passport with you),
- Course registration at Student Services,
- A campus walking tour, including the library and the student union.
To schedule a meeting, preferably between 9am and 4pm, please send an email to email@example.com.
Student union activities
The Student Union Rindi organises a number of social events for international and Swedish students at Campus Gotland, during the semester. Some of the activities Rindi offers may require a membership (SEK 150 per semester). Read more at www.rindi.com/in-english/. Students will receive information about the various activities on Rindi’s bulletin board on campus or by contacting Rindi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Getting to Visby
We would like to stress that Gotland is an island in the Baltic Sea, and it will take some extra time to travel to Gotland from the Swedish mainland. The majority of people travelling to Gotland take one of Destination Gotland’s high speed ferries. These ferries depart from Nynäshamn and Oskarshamn regularly, and travel time is approximately three hours. For more information, including ferry schedules and prices, please visit: Destination Gotland.
If you are landing at one of the airports in or around Stockholm, catch a bus or train to Stockholm’s Central Railway Station. From here, you can take a bus or commuter train to Nynäshamn. The boat coaches, Flygbussarna, will take you direct from Cityterminalen, Stockholm's bus station, to the ferry terminal in Nynäshamn for 109 SEK. To read more, please visit: Flygbussarna.
The ferry terminal in Visby is close to Campus Gotland. You can travel by taxi or by bus around Visby or to the larger communities on Gotland's countryside.
There are also flights from Stockholm Arlanda and Bromma to Visby Airport all year round. Flights from Stockholm to Visby take about 40 minutes. It is also possible to travel from the southern part of Sweden to Visby by plane. For more information, please visit: Flygbra.se or SAS.
If you choose to arrive by plane, Visby Airport is only about 3.5 km from Visby, and you have the choice of taking a bus (only during the summer) or taxi.
- Airport coaches travel between Visby Airport and Visby centre during the summer months (mid-June – mid-August) and cost 60 SEK. The timetable is available on Flygbussarna.
- Taxis cost approximately 140 SEK and often offer a set price for the journey to Visby.
Please visit the Campus Gotland website for more information about Visby and Campus Gotland.