Travel here

Gotland is situated approximately 90 km from the Swedish mainland and 150 km from the Latvian coast. By ferry the trip takes around 3 hours depending on the route. Flight time is approximately 35-50 minutes.

The ferry operates the Nynäshamn-Visby (Google map) and Oskarshamn-Visby (Google map) routes with one or more departures each day during the winter half-year. Summertime, there is also a ferry connection between Västervik and Visby. Prices and booking information in EnglishPreise und Buchungsinformationen auf Deutsch.

See also Visby Airport website for departures/arrivals and destinations.

How to get to the Ar Research Station

The research station is situated in Ar in the parish of Fleringe in northern Gotland.

There is no public transport route that goes all the way to Ar, so you will have to get here by car or ask someone to pick you up at the bus station in Lärbro or Fårösund. The research station is an approximately 15-minute drive from Fårösund, 25 minutes from Lärbro, while from Visby it takes about 1 hour to drive to the station.

If you enjoy cycling, it takes about 3 hours to get to the station from Campus Gotland.

The surroundings

The Ar Research Station is in the parish of Fleringe in northern Gotland, situated between the Baltic Sea and Lake Bästeträsk. As well as being Gotland’s largest lake, Lake Bästeträsk is also part of Gotland’s largest nature reserve.

Blå lagunen (The Blue Lagoon) close to the Bästeträsk and the station, is one of Gotland’s most famous swimming spots.

The village Fårösund, and the ferry to the island of Fårö, is an approximately 15-minute drive from the station.

Last modified: 2023-01-18