Sweden is a popular tourist destination within Europe, but not so popular with people looking for sunshine and beaches. It boasts a serene landscape and a fascinating history. Swedish people are extremely friendly and will make you feel right at home. If you prefer ferries as your ideal method of transport, Sweden is just the place for you as it has several ports and important cities you can love and explore.
As it is surrounded by sea and is made up of nearly 25,000 islands, there are plenty of places to take ferries from in Sweden. Stockholm is the most famous out of these places and has direct links to the Finnish capital of Helsinki and other domestic locations. If you are interested in visiting Latvia, it is possible to roll straight into the capital Riga from Stockholm.
The port of Tallink is another popular harbour for tourists in the area especially those that wish to visit the city of Tallinn in Estonia. The crossing takes just under 15 hours to complete and is a popular journey with tourists and is particularly awe-inspiring during the summer months of May, June and July.
Second only to Stockholm in enormity, Gothenburg is another popular city in Sweden and has good links to Denmark and other Scandinavian cities from its main port. If you are coming from the UK, it’s possible to book ferries directly from Newcastle in to Gothenburg with DFDS and the journey takes 13 hours to complete.
If you hope to explore the charming southern part tip of Sweden, the main port for this area lies in Karlskrona and it is often visited by Stena Line Poland who regularly sail ferries in-between Gdynia and Karlskrona on a twice-daily basis. Irregardless of where you travel in Sweden aboard a ferry, the onboard entertainment and hospitality always lives up to its hard-earned reputation.