Suderbyn Ecovillage is located on the Swedish island Gotland, in the middle of the Baltic Sea. We live along the west coast. just 8km south of Visby, the main city of the island,
Below, you can find explanations and tips about traveling here.
Tips! Swedish people are usually very nice and everyone speaks fluent English. Feel free to ask for help, for example if you cannot find a bus station or a ticket machine,
Bus and train tickets need to be bought before boarding, either from a ticket machine or online. Tickets can only be bought with a bank card. Generally, tickets can be shown on your phone, and don't need to be printed unless the website you are using says you have to.
By Ferry: from Russia, Finland, Baltic States and Poland you can take direct ferries to Sweden, check out www.directferries.co.uk. We recommend buying the ticket from the ferry's own website,
Train/bus: from Central and South Europe, trains and buses go through Denmark. We recommend using www.flixbus.com (bus) and www.sj.se (train to look for options.
Flying: you can checkwww.skyscanner.comfor options. We kindly ask you to try to travel by land and water if possible. Flights are more environmentally damaging Tip: From Arlanda Airport there is an environmentally friendly, fast, but more expensive train, Arlanda Express, to Stockholm Central Station.
Travel directions to Gotland: There are three harbours in Sweden to take a ferry from: Oskarshamn, Vastervik, and Nynäshamn (closest to Stockholm). We recommend booking a ferry on www.destinationgotland.se/en in advance. You can show your ticket on your phone, so there is no need to print it.
Depending on which terminal you are coming from, you will reach the terminal by bus or by train. In Sweden, you can book tickets on www.sj.se
Once you have arrived on Gotland, the rest is relatively easy:
From the Gotland ferry terminal to Suderbyn - By carpool We have shared biogas cars available for use. You can ask us to pick you up at the ferry, but please let us know in advance. Prices are per km driven, and a pickup at the ferry is usually around 70 SEK.
From the Gotland ferry terminal to Suderbyn - By bus From Visby you need to take Bus 10 in the direction Klintehamn-Burgsvik. The bus stop is a 10-minute walk from the ferry terminal. Check the bus schedule in advance. Bus ride costs 40SEK and can usually be paid in cash on-board or on the app Gotlands kollektivtrafik. Currently, there are COVID-19 measures in place which imply that you need to buy your bus ticket in advance. You should buy your ticket on the app "Gotlands Kollektivtrafik" to buy a ticket. Get off the bus at “Suderbys 1”. Walk another 250 meters in the same direction as the bus. You will see a barn with the Suderbyn sign close to the road. Here we are! If you let us know your arrival time in advance, someone will be ready to greet you. Let us know if you want someone to wait for you at the bus stop.
From the Gotland ferry terminal to Suderbyn - By bike Cycle along route 140 southwards, You will pass the town Vibble, continue until you see the sign "Suderbys Herrgård", CONTINUE a bit further. On the right side you will see the sign "Tofta skjutfält" and on the left you will see our big barn with the sign Suderbyn Ecovillage. you can also make a more scenic detour through Fridhem and Högklint by Högklintsvägen.
From the Gotland ferry terminal to Suderbyn - By car Drive route 140 southwards. You will pass the town Vibble, continue to drive until you see the sign "Suderbys Herrgård", CONTINUE to drive a bit more. On the right side you will see the sign "Tofta skjutfält" and on the left you will see our big barn with the sign Suderbyn Ecovillage.