To get media access to all venues, free buses during the week and entrance to the opening and closing ceremony you have to get an accreditation.

For accreditation, contact

Live broadcast/filming at the venues

The general rule at the venues, if you’re an accredited journalist, is that you are allowed to use the entire venue to do your job, with the obvious exception of the playing area where the competitors are. That means that press are not allowed on to the volleyball court, the tennis court and so on. If you’re in doubt ask the the sport coordinator in charge. The one exceptions from this rule is the swimming venue. Solbergabadet, which is one of our smallest venues and will certainly be one of the busiest as well. There will be a press area, and an area for anyone wanting to film the swimming. It will be at the opposite side from the bleachers at the starting side of the swimming pool.

Photographers will be equipped with vest at all the venues, they can be collected at the press center.

Press center

The press center will be at Solbergaskolan, right next to Gutavallen, the home for both athletics and the main football stadium. We will offer high speed internet access, both via wifi and cable. We will also offer some refreshments and information about the day to day schedule. The Games Office will be located in the same building.

Opening hours for press center

Saturday 9 am-4 pm
Sunday and Monday 8 am-10 pm
Tuesday-Thursday 8 am-9 pm
Friday 9 am-4 pm

Internet during the games

At the following venues we will offer high speed internet fit for live broadcasting; Solbergabadet (swimming), ICA Maxi arena (basketball), Gutavallen (athletics and football), Södervärn (table tennis), Säve (gymnastics) and Ishallen (volleyball), and maybe at the beach volleyball venue just outside ICA Maxi arena.

If you wish to broadcast live from other venues you need to get the capacity via the 4G network, and that is something we will not provide. But the 4G connection on Gotland is generally excellent.

Facts and information 



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Information about NatWest Island Games

Information about venues

Short information about Gotland

Facts and figures about Gotland (brochure made by the municipality of Gotland)

Social media 

We have a number of social media accounts where you can follow both the countdown to the games andof coursewhat’s up during the games.

Follow us on Facebook, international account (in English)

Follow us on Facebook, Gotland account (in Swedish)

Follow us on Instagram

Follow us on Twitter @NWIslandGames

Follow us on Snapchat, nwislandgames


Photos of the arenas (not Shooting – Snögrinde).


These icons are used on Exis, our result system. Click to download.


Download the Island Games 2017 logotype in different file formats.