There are several advantages to holding a congress in a smaller town. For the individual delegates, short traveling distances are a plus. When the day’s congress schedule is over, you can jog along the beach, stroll through the small streets of Visby or conveniently buy presents for your family in one of the small shops. It is reassuring for the congress organizers to know that our suppliers provide us with excellent personal service and offer fast delivery times should any extra needs arise.
Shopping and entertainment
Visby, a world heritage city, has a wide selection to offer those who would like to spend some time shopping – either for themselves or for nice gifts to give away when they come home. In Visby, you’ll find large Swedish chain shops and smaller, more personal shops as well.
If you’re looking to buy something typical from Gotland there is a top-quality assortment of handicrafts such as lambskin/wool products like coats, mittens, pillows, beautifully knitted sweaters and rocking lamb toys.
In addition, there are spices, tea blends, ceramics and glass crafts from Gotland. Designs from Gotland vary from traditional forms and patterns to contemporary and pure styles.
If you want to spend time doing something other than shopping, the island offers a rich variety of other entertainment and sights worth seeing. There are galleries, exhibitions, cafés and concerts that take place all year long and range from intimate jazz clubs to the Gotland Chamber Music Festival.
Did you know that Visby has more restaurants per capita than any other city in Sweden? Several of them have even received national and international distinctions for their excellent food. Whether you want to try traditional food from Gotland or different international specialties, there are several nice restaurants worth visiting.