Stockholm ferries connect Sweden with Estonia, Finland, Aland, Latvia & Russia with crossings available to Tallinn (in Estonia), Helsinki & Turku (in Finland), Langnas & Mariehamn (in Aland), Riga (in Latvia) & St Petersburg (in Russia). Stockholm Ferry crossings are operated by Tallink Silja, Viking Line & St Peter Line and depending on time of year you’ll find a choice of up to 19 ferry crossings daily.
There are up to 19 ferry crossings daily from Stockholm with sailing durations starting from 5 hours 25 minutes. Our Stockholm ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
The earliest mention of Stockholm in writing dates from 1252, when it was an important post in the iron trade from the mines in Bergslagen. The first part of the name — stock — means log, while the last part — holm — means islet or small island. The full origin of the name is disputed. The city is said to have been founded by Birger Jarl in order to protect Sweden from invasion from the sea by foreign navies and to stop pillage of the cities such as Sigtuna on Lake Mälaren. The first building at Stockholm was a fortification for the purpose of controlling the traffic between the Baltic Sea and Mälaren. Under the leadership of Magnus Ladulås Stockholm developed into an important trade city in the following decades, advanced through relations with Lübeck of the Hansa league. In 1270 Stockholm appears in historical documents as a city and in 1289 it was described as the most populated city in the Swedish region.
Used for Ferries to/from Riga, from Nortull and Roslagstull follow the signs E20 and then signs for Frihamnen. Turn left towards Tegeluddsvägen and follow the signs to Frihamnen terminal.
Used for Ferries to/from Finland/Estonia, From Nortull and Roslagstull follow the signs E20 and then signs for Vartahamnen. Turn left towards Tegeluddsvagen and after approximately 1 km turn left towards Sodra Hamnvagen and follow the signs to Vartahamnen terminal.
The main railway station in Stockholm has very good connections to and from various locations in Sweden and is not far from the ferry ports via the underground network.
For the Stockholm Frihamnen terminal, get off at 'Gardet' which is approximately 500 metres from the port. For the Stockholm Vartahamnen terminal, get off at Ropsten which is approximately 900 metres from the port.
Frihamnsterminalen, Frihamnen, Magasin 2, 10 253 Stockholm, Sweden
Vartahamnen, Sodra Hamnvagen 46, 11541 Stockholm, Sweden
If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Stockholm Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Stockholm Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!