Boat and Ferry Travel

Taking a ferry is not only fun, it is also often necessary in Scandinavia. Many companies arrange package trips, some offering a rental car and hotel accommodations as part of the deal. The word ferry can be deceptive; many of them are like small-scale cruise ships, with sleeping quarters, several dining rooms, shopping, pool and sauna, and entertainment.

Silja Line and Viking Line operate massive cruise ship–style ferries daily between Stockholm and Helsinki, either for single journeys or round-trip, two-day cruises. Unity Line operates a ferry service between Ystad and Winoujcie, Poland, where a minibus will be waiting to take you to the historic city of Szczecin, Poland. ScandLines operates a frequent ferry service between Helsingborg and Helsingør, Denmark. And St. Peter Line operates a ferry service between Stockholm and St. Petersburg, Russia, with stops in Tallinn, Estonia; and Helsinki, Finland, along the way.


St. Peter Line. 08/4597700;

Scandlines. 042/186100;

Silja Line. 08/222140;

Unity Line. 04/11556900;

Viking Line. 08/4524000;

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