Baltic Sea Ferries, Stockholm
It's always nice to ride in a boat or ferry around Stockholm since it's a city on water. The ferry to Djurgarden runs all year round from its berth at Slussen, also docking at Skeppsholmen. In the summer, the ferry also plies traffic from Nybroplan to the Vasa pier and Djurgarden.
Riga Sealine sails every couple of days between Stockholm and Riga, Latvia from 40 lats roundtrip.
The Baltic Christina has several restaurants, including a Mexican one, a children's playroom, a disco, and a casino. It is a fairly pleasant way to get to Stockholm from Riga or vice versa, as long as the seas are calm. We were a little scared when we got one: there were sea sickness bags everywhere. We luckily had a smooth voyage both to Stockholm and back to Riga.
From Finland (and also other places) there are boats/ferries that connecting big cities in the Baltic Sea.
There are several of boats lines from Finland, Helsinki or Turku.
Those fancy boat not only offer transportation, but also shopping and entertainment on board.
Ferries go to other Swedish ports, as well as to Helsinki, Tallinn, German, Danish and Polish ports.
Picture shows me and my friends inside the overnight ferry Tallinn-Stockholm, next to the map of the journey.
There are debates in VT forums regarding the quality of entertainment on Tallinn-Stockholm ferry. I don't think this is the best entertainment program you can think of, but personally, I don't care.
* SILJA LINE - For info click HERE
* VIKING LINE - For info click HERE
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To get around take the TUNNELBANA (subway)
Boat from Finland (Turku, Helsinki or Mariehamn)
The best way is the subway - the tunnelbanan or T-banan - the busses and the trains.. If you are gooing to spend the entire visit in the city centre I advice you to use your feet!! It's a really nice city for walking.. otherwise are the busses great.. Even thouugh we who live in Stockholm aren't so pleased with the subway, it's one of the best in Europe.. Over 100 stations in all..
A travel card for a month costs 450 SEK, and then you can use all subway, busses and trains.. There is also 24h and 72h card, that is nice for tourists.. Or just use coupuns, 8 SEK/each, you have to buy at least two for every trip (unless if you take the trips within one hour from the eachother)..
SL-Connex is the company that is in charge..=)
When my friend Sherie and her boyfriend visited Sthlm some weeks ago, we bought this Stockholm Card.. That gives 'free' transportation or 24h and lots of entrances to several different museums.. It was great!! Even though I had already the transportation paid, I used my card more than it was worth.. Twice or three times worth.. It cost 199 SEK and you can buy it at the Tourist Information, at the Central Station and at several museums around the city..
From Turku or Helsinki you can take Silja Line or Viking Line ship to Stockholm. To my mind it is very convenient, and it is quite an unusual experience, if you take such a boat for the first time in your life. The boat's capacity is about 3000 passengers and 300 cars. The boats have from 9 to 12 decks (depending on a model), and remind of a whole city, with its boulevards, restaurants, playgrounds and discos. There is also a sundeck and pool and sauna and taxfree shop, a few elevators taking you up and down... not every town can boast with such infrastructure! For more information see http://www.silja.com/english/
Stockholm traffic is jammed during peak hours, but overall opinion is that it's very well organized. You will not lose your way: signs will lead you exactly where you need to be. Just make sure to check the map for the directions.
Boat is going from Stockholm to Tallinn, Riga, Hellsingfors, Åbo, And to Mariehamn (Åland)
For more information go to The Webpage.
Its a good way to travel, on the Baltic Sea, and scheap to.
If Helsinki is your next destination then the most fun way of getting there is by overnight ferry. By all means get a cabin but if you are a party animal don’t bother - just dance the night away!
Yeah, I went to Stockholm from Riga by ferry which doesn't exist anymore, they cancelled that route. But from Lithuanian sea port Klaipeda ferries to Sweden still go. It takes only one night..
We arrived from Tallinn by Ferry named Regina Baltica. It 's the big ship with pubs, restraunts, disco, sauna and pool... We spent a night on the bort travelling from Tallinn to Stockholm.
Stockholm is linked by ferry to most harbours of the Baltic sea, including Helsinki and Tallin. The ferry harbour is three stops away from central station on the green underground line.