Gotland is a Swedish Island in the Baltic sea. From Fårö in the north to Hoburgen in the south Gotland measures 176 km in length and at its widest the island is 52 km. The island has just under 60,000 inhabitants.
The largest town is Visby that was the main centre of the Hanseatic League in the Baltic from the 12th to the 14th century. The Hanseatic town of Visby was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1995.
The landscape on Gotland is characterised by limestone, sea stacks (vertical rock formations shaped by the sea), small scale farms, open land and fantastic coastline with sand and stone beaches.