"Inexpensive way to travel"
Reviewed 04 October 2014 by William H
Our room was very small(inside economy room) but had everything we needed. Ferry was more like a cruise ship. Price was same as a hotel would have cost us and we saved on travel.
'William H' travelled Stockholm Helsinki with Viking Line on Gabriella
Reviewed 19 September 2014 by Martyn
Ship very well fitted and with plenty of food and entertainment options - very much like a cruise liner in approach. Car loading and unloading time consuming. Italian restaurant pleasant and cabin comfortable. Shops and entertainment choices interesting and enjoyable.
'Martyn' travelled Stockholm Helsinki with Tallink Silja on Silja Serenade
Reviewed 18 August 2014 by Cynthia
Great time on board and fab food!!
'Cynthia ' travelled Stockholm Helsinki with Viking Line on Gabriella
"Tremendous, just tremendous"
Reviewed 08 August 2014 by Douglas
Such an amazing sail from Stockholm, weaving among the little islands, plenty of nature to enjoy. Must be one of the best trips that you can choose. I would advise anyone to do it.
'Douglas' travelled Stockholm Helsinki with Viking Line on Gabriella
Get up to date Stockholm Helsinki timetables and ferry fares with all companies and compare before deciding on the ideal option for your crossing.Getting a quote or booking a ferry to Finland couldn't be easier. All you need to do is select Stockholm to Helsinki from the menus to the left, select the number of passengers and hit search!
Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Stockholm Helsinki route is a car and 2 passengers.
|Kapellskar - Naantali with Finnlines - 18 Sailings Weekly / 8 hour crossing|
|Stockholm - Turku with Tallink Silja - 14 Sailings Weekly / 10 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Stockholm - Turku with Viking Line - 14 Sailings Weekly / 10 hour 35 minute crossing|
|Umea - Vaasa with Wasaline - 8 Sailings Weekly / 4 hour crossing|
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.
Helsinki, also called "Stadi" in local slang, is the capital of Finland. It is located in the southern part of Finland on the shore of the Gulf of Finland.
Founded in 1550 as a rival to the Hanseatic city of Tallinn by the King Gustav I of Sweden, Helsinki struggled in its infancy. The fledging settlement was plagued by poverty, wars and diseases. For a long time it remained as a small low-key coastal town, overshadowed by the more thriving trade centers in the Baltic region. Although much of the first half of the 20th century was a violent period for Helsinki, it continued to steadily develop. Modern postwar urbanization of the 1970s, which occurred relatively late in European context, tripled the population in the metropolitan area, making the Helsinki metropolitan area one of the fastest growing urban centers in the European Union in 1990s.