Reviewed 22 April 2013 by Anonymous
Nice trip, the ferry arrived in time. The only minus: it was unclear how we had to check-in on the return trip. Outbound we had received some tickets for the return trip so it seemed that we didn't have to check in when returning. When we arrived at the ferry, it appeared that we did have to check in. The check-in desk was already closed at that time. It took some time (and discussions with the staff) to be allowed on board.
'Anonymous' travelled Ventspils Nynashamn with Stena Line
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Ventspils is a town located in the north west of Latvia in the historical region of Courland and is the 6th largest town in the country. It lies on the Venta River and on the Baltic Sea coast and is famous for its large concerts, festivals and many other leisure and cultural events which attracts many thousands of visitors each year. During the winter, the city hosts the award ceremony of the Latvian Radio broadcast "Musical Bank" and the televised national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. The city also hosts the last concert of the Latvian pop music poll "The Musical Hits" in Renka Garden in July each year. Also, on the second weekend of July, the city holds the celebration of the Sea Festival and on the first weekend of August, thousands of people visit to take part in the annual City Festival. For the family, Ventspils Adventure Park has a ski slope, a rope track, bobsled, BMX tracks, trampolines, kiiking swings, a summer tubing track, and other entertainment.
Importantly, the town's port remains ice-free and operates ferry services to Sweden and Germany.
Nynashamn is a Swedish town and port located in Stockholm County and is around 60 km to the south of Stockholm, Sweden's capital city. The early part of the 20th century saw Nynashamn become a popular spa town but unfortunately many of the facilities were closed before the end of World War I. The city then developed when main industries arrived through Telegrafverkets verkstäder (the factories of the Government owned telephone company ) in 1916 and an then an oil refinery was built in 1928-29 by Axel Axson Johnson & Co.
Popular events in the town include the harbour party that is hosted each summer and some local craft fairs. When these events are held there is often a steam train that operates between the town and Stockholm and the town's harbour is usually brimming with boats of all sizes and buzzing with many visitors mingling with the town's residents. The town is mainly modern without much to see but there are a number of restaurants and cafes where you can sample some locally made produce.
From the port, ferries can be taken to Gotland and Gdansk in Poland.