Baltic Sea Ferries, Stockholm

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  • Drinks on rear deck
    Drinks on rear deck
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  • Tallink: Victoria
    Tallink: Victoria
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  • Sail through Archipelago
    Sail through Archipelago
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    From Turku to Stockholm by ferry

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Oct 5, 2006

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    A travel on a ferry from Turku to Stockholm was very convenient and inexpensive. All the way of 300 kilometers lasted 10 hours. We have slept rather well and overcame the long distance. Our car waited for us on a special deck.

    The ferry is equipped by a lot of restaurants and entertaining places. At your desire it was possible not only to have a rest but also to have a good time. Our dogs peacefully slept in a cabin while we were walking on a huge sea liner Silja-line.

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    A great way to arrive!

    by Marpessa Updated Sep 30, 2005

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    I came to Stockholm by an overnight ferry from Helsinki. I was able to use my railpass for the ferry and didn’t even get charged for my room (although it was just a small room sharing with 3 others – near the car deck – but it was comfortable enough and had a nice en-suite). I thought it was an excellent way to leave Helsinki, and a great way to arrive in Stockholm, coming in through the archipelago early in the morning, the crisp cool air blowing in your face as you stand on the upper deck, beautiful scenery surrounding you.

    There is plenty to do on board, many restaurants, heaps of tax free shopping, a casino, pool, or just sit up on the decks and enjoy the views! Make sure you have cash on you before you get on the ferry or that you have a credit card (credit cards are accepted at all shops and restaurants on board).

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    by Gili_S Updated May 13, 2003

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    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.

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    To and from Finland

    by wadekorzan Written Jun 8, 2004

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    To get to and from Finland, the best way to go is by the ferry called "Silja Line". They have two ships doing the route to Helsinki, the Silja Symphony and the Silja Serenade. They leave Stockholm every day around 5 PM and arrive 15 hours later in Helsinki. If you do this overnight cruise, be sure not to miss the smorgasbord which is great. It is also interesting to know that they make a short stop in Mariehamn, on the island of Aland.

    You can also go to Turku, Finland from Stockholm with Silja lines. It takes about 11 hours.

    For prices and schedules with Silja Lines, check their website

    There are also other ferry companies you may wish to check out such as Viking Lines, or Sea Wind Lines.

    Silja Lines ferry to Finland

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    To or from Latvia

    by wadekorzan Updated Jun 3, 2004

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    The ferry between Latvia and Stockholm has been reinstated, and if you have never been to Riga, Latvia, then you must go! It is incredible!

    The crossing takes about 18 hours, so it usually leaves Stockholm at 6 PM and arrives in Riga at 12:30 PM the following day. There is a great website that will provide you with all of the information you need. Simply check out Ferries to Riga, Latvia

    Riga-Stockholm ferry

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    To and from Estonia

    by wadekorzan Written Jun 4, 2004

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    There are regular ferries to and from Tallinn, Estonia (which is a wonderful place as well!). The "Tallink" ferry takes about 15 hours and runs every other day to/from Stockholm on an overnight cruise.

    Click here to go the Tallink website in English for information about their current fares and schedules.

    Tallink Ferry

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    * SILJA LINE - For info...

    by LysDor Updated Sep 12, 2002

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    * SILJA LINE - For info click HERE

    * VIKING LINE - For info click HERE


    To get around take the TUNNELBANA (subway)

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    Boat from Finland (Turku,...

    by Znaky Written Sep 12, 2002

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    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..

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    Helsinki to Stockholm and vv.

    by ZenLady34 Updated Feb 7, 2005

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    There are two boat companies, Silja Line and Viking Line, which does cruises from Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki, Finland and vice verse (obviously).

    cruises are cheaper ones but the boats are build in 1980's (looks like it anyway). Only one disco, one dance restaurant and one pub onboard. Not much activities. This boat goes all the way in city center in Stockholm.

    SILJA LINE cruises are more expensive but the boats are so much nicer. They are build in 90's. Silja Line doesn't come all the way to city center in Stockholm but they have a good connection to the city.

    In HELSINKI both boats comes to the city center. They actually depart almost at the very same time and arrives quite the same time.

    TIP: When coming from Helsinki to Stockholm wake up 2-2.30 hours before coming to Stockholm and go to the deck to watch the beautiful Swedish archipelago! You MUST NOT miss it!

    Swedish archipelago
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  • Absolutely HORRIBLE OLD NASTY ship

    by nrostova Written Mar 6, 2014

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    I stayed on this ship for Sochi Olympics and I would highly NOT recommend ever stepping inside it. It's absolutely outdated, dirty and disgusting. Our room had a sink that literally leaked all over the floor. Try to brush your teeth without stepping on your spit pooling around your feet. The rooms have not been renovated since 1986. All regular rooms with a window have two narrow bunk beds with dirty mattresses half an inch thin so no queen-size beds. Also ZERO storage space. You won't even be able to open up your carry-on let alone a bigger bag. We had to lower the top beds (in our room for 4!! people) to put our bags on top of them. I took 3 cruises with Carnival in cheaper room and I thought that was bad but no, this ship is the worst. All other general areas, bars, etc, are just as old, gross and outdated. Food also was horrible and same thing every day. Do NOT book it, you will not be happy.

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    The Djurgarden Ferry

    by Arial_27 Written Feb 4, 2004

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    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.

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    From Turku or Helsinki you can...

    by Anya_D Written Aug 25, 2002

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    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
    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.

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  • The nicest way to get there of...

    by sabsi Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The nicest way to get there of you come from Finland is to take a day ferry from Turku. It takes 11 hours (with a 30 mts stop at Maarianhamina (Aland Islands) and you can see little islands of the Finnish and Swedish Archipelago ALL THE TIME! Amazing!!! The ferries are really big, luxurious and entertaining!

    Have a look into my travelogue for more pictures of this lovely cruise!

    Being chased to Finland
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    Ferry connections

    by barcodex Updated May 13, 2003

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    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.

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    Tallink Silja: Princess Victoria

    by TheAndos Written Aug 25, 2014

    We booked our tickets online, for a twin cabin with private en suite, buffet dinner and breakfast, No car. Cost about A$ 400. We collected our boarding passes (also acts as door key) and meal vouchers at the check in at the terminal in Stockholm. Friends dropped us at the terminal which was somewhat confusing as there were road works all round it.

    The ship sailed at 17.45 and boarding commenced 2.25 hours before. The Victoria seems fairly new. There are various bars, restaurants, duty free shops, disco and entertainment on board. Our cabin was at the back on the top level so we were close to the rear deck which also served drinks. Sat up there and watched as we sailed out through the archipelago. Beers Euro 4.5.

    There is an Info Desk and Exchange on level 6, with maps of Tallinn. No commission on exchange.

    At 7.45pm we got in the queue that was forming for the 8pm buffet session and were given a table number. Glad we got in early as it was busy. Fantastic food and selection but there were queues at each section. All sorts of fresh fish, antipasto, sushi, roasts and hot dishes, salad bar, desserts, cheese - you name it, they had it. Two glasses of wine Euro 10.

    Breakfast was hot - eggs and bacon etc, plus cold meat, fish, cheese, salad etc.

    Pillows were a bit thin, put our fleeces underneath, but otherwise comfortable cabin. TV with boat cam. Free wifi on deck.

    On arrival there is a bus no.2 to centre of town E1.60 each but it is just as easy to walk.

    Tallink: Victoria Sail through Archipelago Drinks on rear deck

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