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. The town is the sixth largest town/city in the country and lies on the Venta River on the Baltic Sea coast. Ventspils is famous for its big concerts, festivals and other cultural and leisure events which attract thousands of people each year. Every winter Ventspils hosts the award ceremony of the Latvian Radio broadcast "Musical Bank" and the televised national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. In July the town hosts the final concert of the Latvian pop music poll "The Musical Hits" in Renka Garden. Also, on the second weekend of July, the city holds the celebration of the Sea Festival and on the first weekend of August, people from near and far visit to take part in the annual City Festival. For the family, Ventspils Adventure Park offers a hill for skiing, 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.
The Swedish town and port is located in Stockholm County and is around 60 km to the south of Stockholm. During the early 20th Century, Nynashamn became well known as a spa town, although most of the facilities were closed down before the end of World War I. Main industries arrived through Telegrafverkets verkstäder (the factories of the Government owned telephone company ) in 1916 and an oil refinery built in 1928-29 by Axel Ax:son Johnson & Co. A harbour party is hosted each summer, as well as local craft fairs. During these events a steam train often runs routes to and from Stockholm. During the summer months, the harbour is packed with boats of all sizes, and bustles with both visitors and locals. There are a number of eateries and boutiques with locally made produce. The main town is mainly modern and the buildings uninteresting generally.
From the port, ferries can be taken to Gotland and Gdansk in Poland.