Ferry to Finland
Discover the best ferry crossings to Finland
Ferries to Finland
There are several ferry routes to Finland. Some of the most famous crossings leave from Germany, Sweden, and Estonia to Finland. Most ferries crossing the Baltic Sea to sail to Finland arrive in Turku or Helsinki. On this page, you'll find more information about the ferries to Finland.
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Finnlines, Viking Line, and Tallink Silja are the most active ferry companies on the crossings to Finland. Ferries leave for Finland from Germany (Travemunde), Sweden (Stockholm), and the Estonian capital of Tallinn.
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From Sweden to Finland
There are several options to sail by ferry from Sweden to Finland and vice versa. From Stockholm, there are ferries sailing to Turku and Helsinki. If you cruise by ferry to Turku from Stockholm, you'll usually make a stopover at the Aland Islands at Mariehamn Port. The ferry from Stockholm to Turku sails up to 3 times per day, while the other option, from Stockholm to Helsinki, sails up to 10 times per week.
For the crossing from Stockholm to Helsinki, you'll be onboard for around 16 hours, while the crossing to Turku via Mariehamn is a bit faster; this crossing will take you to Finland from Sweden in under 12 hours.
Ferry from Germany to Finland
If you look for a ferry to Finland from Germany, you only have one direct option: the ferry from Travemunde to Helsinki. This is a long ride; you will cross more than 1000 km in around 30 hours. Alternatives you have is sailing from Germany to Sweden and from Sweden to Finland if you for example want to combine both countries.
Germany ⇔ Finland
Ferry from Estonia to Finland
There are also direct ferries connecting the capitals of Estonia and Finland. The ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki is a very popular connection, with up to 13 ferries a day. The crossing takes about 2 hours over 80 km in the Finnish gulf from Tallinn to Helsinki and vice versa. Tallink Silja, Viking Line, and Eckero sail on this connection.
Estonia ⇔ Finland
The best way to travel to Finland is by ferry.This is probably the ferry from Stockholm to Turku because of the stopover at Mariehamn – Aland Islands. This is a beautiful and scenic route; if you're not in a rush and are looking for stunning views and nature, this is the best ferry crossing you can choose.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, there is a ferry from Travemunde (North Germany) to Helsinki. This is a relatively long crossing, but it brings you directly from Germany to the Finnish capital of Helsinki. In about 30 hours, you'll be crossing over 1000 km.
If you want to travel to Finland by ferry from Sweden, you have two routes. You can sail from Stockholm to either Helsinki or Turku. The shortest connection in terms of hours is the ferry to Turku. On this route, you'll make a stopover in Mariehamn.
This is the most frequent ferry to Helsinki: the Tallinn-Helsinki ferry. With up to 13 sailings each day it is one of the busiest ferry routes in Northern Europe.
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