The ferry port of Kapellskar connects Sweden with Aland, Finland & Estonia with ferry services operated by Viking Line, Finnlines & DFDS Seaways.
There is a choice of up to 9 sailings per day from Kapellskar with the shortest crossing taking around 2 hours 15 minutes.
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Kapellskär is a tiny community found on the fractured coast of Sweden’s south-eastern hump. This village, its shoreline hugging a stretch of the Baltic Sea peppered with small islands and atolls, is a well-known gateway between the mainland and the countries further east in Europe. In fact, Kapellskär is shaped almost entirely by a seaport that cuts a wedge into the coastline; the rest of the neighbourhood spread over just two or three small homes built upon a stubby peninsula.
The whole village is sandwiched between the ice-cold waters of the Baltic and a thick belt of evergreen woodland. Hidden between the trees are a few holiday camps, the region’s flat landscape and mild climate making it the perfect place to pitch a tent or park a camper van.
The port in Kapellskär curves all the way across the village coast and is often busy with traffic travelling in from the capital of Stockholm just over 50-miles south. Passenger ferries dock at the northern end of the harbour from the end of the largest pier. There are plenty of facilities available at the port including a streamlined check-in service, a short stay car park, and a departure hall featuring a restaurant, toilets and even a baby care room.
One of Kapellskär’s biggest assets is its convenient location. It sits directly at the end of the E18 motorway which cuts through the heart of the northern half of Stockholm County and snakes unswervingly south to the cosmopolitan capital of Sweden. Buses and coaches regularly run along this route too, with services heading back and forth between the harbour and the Cityterminal in central Stockholm.
There are a number of ferry routes currently operating from the port in Kapellskär throughout the week, all heading east to various destinations across the Baltic Sea. Services hosted by Finnlines sail to the nearby archipelago of Åland and the port of Långnäs, as well as to the village of Naantali slightly further away on the Finnish mainland. Other services include a Viking Line route to the Åland Island’s capital of Mariehamn and a DFDS Seaways line heading south-east to the shores of Estonia and the village of Paldiski.
Kapellskar is approximately 25 km from Norrtalje and 90 km from Stockholm and Uppsala. Take the E18 from Stockholm to Kapellskar. From Uppsala take route E4 and then turn to route 77 towards Norrtalje. From Norrtalje take the E18 and continue to Kapellskar.
There are daily departures between Stockholm and Kapellskar. You can take the underground from Stockholm main railway station to Danderyd sjukhus. From there continue your journey by bus to Norrtalje and at Norrtalje station change to a bus which will take you to Kapellskar. The journey time is approximately 2 hours
Kapellskär, 760 15 Gräddö
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