Due to Sweden’s archipelagic geography, connections between the capitals of these two Nordic countries are few and far between. Flights can be costly and train impossible, leaving the ferry as the cheapest way to travel from Stockholm to Helsinki. You’ll have the option to take the overnight crossing, saving you a night of accommodation and the ability to wake up rested and ready to explore Helsinki.
There are 15 sailings available each week on the Stockholm — Helsinki crossing offered via three ferry companies. In order to help you get the best fare and travel experience, we’ve reviewed the three 16-hour ferry connections below:
From €88/per person
Two vessels serve the Stockholm to Helsinki crossing, the M/S Mariella and the M/S Gabriella, departing on alternate days from Stadsgården ferry port. high quality restaurants are available onboard, while the newly renovated Gabriella offers fine dining, cabins, and a new nightclub with an international atmosphere and large dance floor. The new treatment rooms offer traditional sauna, steam room, whirlpool and sauna bar. Mariella offers a choice of cabins from affordable rooms to spacious suites equipped with shower, toilet, and phone. Travelling with children on Viking Line ships is a breeze with their teen and kid rooms with fun activities for all ages.
From €131/per person
The Silja Serenade and Silja Symphony offer daily overnight departures from Stockhom to Helsinki. These luxurious cruises offer a unique atmosphere on the Promenade and entertainment throughout the evening. You’ll enjoy piano music, concerts, a midnight show, a casino and a nightclub that plays the hottest club music. Tallink Silja also caters for children with games rooms and special kid’s discos. Both vessels feature a variety of restaurants, from buffets serving locally sourced foods to fine dining establishments with seasonal and themed menus. Relax and unwind at Sunflower Oasis, the wellness spa, before heading to bed in your well-appointed cabin or suite.
From €60/ per person
The Princess Anastasia is a large cruise ferry that can carry 2500 people and up to 580 cars. You will be well-entertained on the 17 hour journey along the Baltic Sea thanks to the services and entertainment offered by St. Peter Line. Various types of cabins, a spa, restaurants, cinema, children’s club, bars, and discos, and more await. Try your luck at the casino or head to the showroom for a night of musical entertainment. Learn something new and interesting by taking part in one of their creative workshops such as stained glass painting or kaleidoscope assembly and decoration. St. Peter Line offers one crossing per week.