Ferries Between Finland and Sweden
From Finland to Sweden, there are many ferry options. These two countries are well-connected in the Baltic Sea. Traffic generally flows from Helsinki and Turku towards Stockholm, with ferries briefly stopping in Åland, Finland's autonomous archipelago province. There also exists a connection across the Gulf of Bothnia, connecting Vaasa in Finland to Umeå in Sweden. The companies operating these routes include Viking Line, Tallink-Silja, Eckerölinjen, Wasaline, and Finnlines. The ferries on this route, as in much of the Baltic Sea, are in reality more like cruise ships.
Facts + Figures
|Active Routes||6+ (See Below)|
|Major Operators||5 - Viking Line, Tallink-Silja, Eckerölinjen, Wasaline, Finnlines (See Below)|
|Crossings per Day||15+|
|Helsinki to Stockholm via Åland||Two daily ferries in each direction make the crossing between Helsinki and Stockholm, operated by Tallink-Silja and Viking Line. Each stops in Åland for a few minutes in the middle of the night, and each departs Helsinki in the evening, arriving in Stockholm the next morning.|
|Turku to Stockholm via Åland||Multiple daily ferries connect Turku with Stockholm, via the Åland islands. This route is served by Viking Line and Tallink-Silja, and from Naantali (very near Turku) by Finnlines.|
|Vaasa to Umeå||The world's most northernly regular ferry service is operated by Wasaline, connecting Vaasa in Finland to Umeå in Sweden, across the Gulf of Bothnia.|
|Eckerö to/from Grisslehamn||Operated by Eckerölinjen, its only route|
|Långnäs/Mariehamn to/from Stockholm||The larger and more frequent ferry operators from Åland dock at Långnäs and Mariehamn harbours. You can catch ferries from these harbours to many points near Stockholm, including: Kapellskär, Stadsgården and Värtahamnen.|
Between Finland and Sweden, you will find larger ferry operators with big ships. The boats running between Helsinki and Stockholm, as well as Turku and Stockholm, are among the largest passenger vessels in the Baltic Sea. Viking Line and Tallink Silja are the leaders in this space, however the other operators -- Wasaline, Eckerölinjen, and Finnlines -- also have their benefits.
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