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For many people, visiting Sweden equals a trip to Stockholm. However, Sweden is a large country with far more to off er than just the capital.

Picturesque villages and towns, unspoilt nature and Swedish hospitality make a holiday in Sweden one to remember. Moreover, Sweden is a particularly child-friendly country, making travelling with children an enjoyable experience. Like Finland, Sweden enjoys a high standard of living and is very safe for travel.


Kapellskär – Stockholm Kapellskär – Malmö Kapellskär – Åre
70 km
Drive time approx. 1 hour
680 km
Drive time approx. 9 h
637 km
Drive time approx. 8 h

Facts about Sweden


  • Capital: Stockholm
  • Population: 9 million
  • Time zone: Central European Time, one hour ahead of GMT
  • Currency: Swedish Crowns/Kronor
  • Emergencies: dial 112
  • Speed limits
    • Towns and cities: 50 km/h (31mph)
    • Main highways: 110 km/h (65mph)
    • Smaller roads: 70 km/h (43mph)
  • Headlights must be used always when driving. 

Map of Sweden.pdf

Happenings in Sweden

Happenings in Stockholm

Happenings in Göteborg

Happenings in Skåne

Malmö, Sweden
Malmö - the green city

The tallest residential building in the Nordic countries, the Turning Torso located in the modern Western Harbour of Malmö, is the city's symbol. Malmö is separated from Copenhagen by only a small stretch of water, so travelling to the Danish capital only requires a short trip by car or train across the Öresund Bridge. With several daily departures by Finnlines, Malmö also has good connections to Travemünde in Germany. Malmö is one of the greenest citiesin Europe. By 2030, the whole city is set to be powered by renewable energy. This development can already be seen in the districts of Hyllie and Western Harbour. Modern meets traditional architecture when you walk among the world-famous half-timbered houses of Malmö's old town.

With over 400 kilometres of cycle paths and vast park areas like the Pildammsparken, Malmö is also a top destination for cycling enthusiasts in the summer. Staying active is easy in the winter too, with free ice skating in Raoul Wallenbergs Park. There's fun for the whole family at Malmö Folkets Park, Sweden's oldest public musement park (Norra Parkgatan 2a). Gothenburg is the west coast's answer to Stockholm, the Swedish capital. It is Sweden's second largest city, so it has it all: high-quality cultural resources, excellent restaurants and good connections to a number of picturesque islands. For families, Gothenburg is one of the high points of the journey thanks to the amusement park Liseberg, which has something to offer for both young and old.

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Uppsala, Sweden
Day trip destinations near Kapellskär

Travelling along the E18 road from the port of Kapellskär inland will first take you to Norrtälje, a town that comes alive in the summer. The town's must-visit destination is definitely the Societetsparken which hosts concerts every evening in the summer. The observation point at Södra Bergen also provides a magnificent view over the Bay of Norrtälje.

Uppsala is a lively city with a buzzing cultural scene; the city's sights, museums and shops would take days to explore. The city is most proud of its university and cathedral, which are the oldest and largest of their kind in the Nordic countries. Uppsala Castle was built in 1549 by Gustav I of Sweden, who founded the city of Helsinki in Finland a year later. The burial mounds in Gamla Uppsala, known in Swedish as kungshögarna, or king's mounds, predate the arrival of Christianity. The marketing slogan of Sigtuna –'Where Sweden begins' – is by no means an exaggeration, as it is one of Sweden's oldest cities. Kings and Vikings alike have left their mark on Sigtuna, so the city is the site of several magnificent castles and the ruins of medieval churches. Today, the city centre is full of small shops and restaurants ideal for enjoying a relaxing break while sightseeing.

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Skiing Åre, Sweden

Åre is North Europe’s largest ski resort, where you find slopes from beginner-friendly to steep. In Åre there are 110 slopes in three destinations and the longest slope is impressive 6.5 kilometre long. If down hill skiing is not your thing, in Åre you can also cross-country ski, snowboard or spend your day on sledding hill. From Finnlines’ Kapellskär terminal it is approx. 630 kilometre drive to Åre.

Read more about Åre.

Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg is located on the west coast of Sweden and the town provides a lot to see and experience for people of all ages. There is Liseberg amusement park, which is one of the most popular attractions in Sweden, the science centre Universeum, and Maritime Adventure Centre. Gothenburg is also a paradise for shoppers, where you can find domestic and foreign boutiques, and the best part is that everything lies within walking distance. The city provides also culinary experiences and among other things the town has four Guide Michelin star restaurants. For those who enjoy culture, Gothenburg provides music, sport events, theatre, festivals, and events for families.

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Ystad, Sweden

Ystad is a fascinating travel destination especially for the fans of fictional inspector Wallander books, but also for those who appreciate charming, middle time pastel buildings that lie along the cobbled streets and sunny markets. In Ystad you have the opportunity to take part in city tour in the footsteps of Kurt Wallander either by yourself or on a guided tour. During the city tour you can try to solve Wallander’s intriguing murder mysteries. In the town you find beaches, cosy cafés and restaurants, museums, and art galleries. In Ystad you have the chance to experience southern Swedish lifestyle and familiarize yourself with its culture and traditions. Outside the town lies Skåne’s picturesque countryside, which is also worth seeing.

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Especially for those who are interested in shopping Sweden offers many outlets, where you can make real bargains. Between Gothenburg and Varberg is located Freeport-outlet, where is represented over 50 brands. In Gällstad there is lots of different outlets, where you can find clothes, shoes, and interior designs among other things. Stockholm Quality Outlet is located approximately an hour drive to southward from Finnlines’ Kapellskär terminal, and there you find 100 brands and over 50 stores. Kosta is the biggest brand outlet in Sweden, which lies in southern Sweden. Its assortment consists of over 200 international and domestic brands.


In Kolmården wildlife park you meet over 750 attractions and the area is 150 hectares large. Kolmården provides unprecedented experiences: travellers can see animals as close as possible on Safari, meet the tigers in nerve-tingling close up at Tiger World, and watch magnificent dolphin show at Marine World. For small and large groups it is possible to arrange special events like meeting dolphins. If you need to eat or sleep, you find at the park many different restaurants and accommodation options. The park is located approximately 3 hours drive from Finnlines’ Kapellskär terminal.

Read more about Kolmården.

Glasriket, Småland
Småland Glasriket

In the Glasriket, which is also known as the Kingdom of Crystal, hand blown glass has been made already since 1742. Glass blowers co-work with designers and continuously stretch the possibilities of glass. As a Glasriket visitor you have the opportunity to see how the glass blowers create both glass that you use in everyday and art glass, which quality is world-class. You also get to see how the glass is made in the gigantic ovens, and besides the Glasriket tour you have the opportunity to try glass blowing. Find bargains and bring your favourites home with you!

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Finnlines Finnswan Naantali Kapellskär

Kapellskär–Långnäs–Naantali ferry timetable

We take you in 8–9 hours from Sweden to Finland and v.v.  On this route buffet meals are always included in the passenger price.

Finnlines Services On board

Sweden–Åland Islands–Finland ferry offers

See our offers on route Kapellskär–Långnäs–Naantali. On this route buffet meals are always included in the price.



This comfortable clipper class vessel operate on the route Naantali–Långnäs–Kapellskär.