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Naantali-Kapellskär – Linking the Stockholm area to Finland

Explore the Archipelago

Come and experience peaceful travelling on a passenger-freight vessel. With Finnlines you can reach Långnäs harbour, east of Mariehamn, from Naantali or Kapellskär, all year round. We offer two departures a day from all three ports. 

The travel time from Kapellskär to Långnäs is 3.5 hours and from Kapellskär to Naantali via Långnäs 8–9 hours. On the route Kapellskär–Naantali two rich meals from the buffet are included in the price and on the route Kapellskär–Långnäs one meal.

Modern ports

The Port of Kapellskär is already fully modernised and the Port of Naantali has an ongoing investment programme to create advanced infrastructure. “Thanks to the modernisation work in Naantali and Kapellskär we can optimise the use of our vessels and routes. These investments will strengthen Finnlines’ services and we can serve our customers even better and meet their growing demand for top quality cargo and passenger services,” says Tom Pippingsköld, CFO, Finnlines Plc.  

More northern Star class experience

At the end of April, a Star class vessel, MS Finnswan (former MS Nordlink) from the Malmö–Travemünde route will be re-deployed on Naantali–Långnäs–Kapellskär route under the Finnish flag. MS Finnswan will be one of the first ships of this length (218.80 m) and cargo capacity (4,200 lane metres) to serve our customers between Finland and Sweden.

 She will enjoy a refurbishment in the public areas to increase the customer wellbeing onboard. The Scandinavian impression and a fresh look will harmonise the vessels atmosphere.

Naantali-Kapellskär   Linking the Stockholm area to Finland

Naantali

Naantali is located in south-western Finland. The Port of Naantali is an important industrial, unitised cargo and ferry harbour. It offers  the fastest maritime freight route from Finland to Sweden.

In 2017, Port of Naantali started construction works to extend an existing quay to 228 metres in order to create additional vessel handling infrastructure.

"During the last ten years, Naantali has become one of the most important ro-ro ports in Finland. Due to the port’s significant investments in ferry traffic, the unitised cargo is increasing rapidly. Today, Naantali is the fourth largest ferry port for trucks and trailers in Finland.

In line with the major trends shaping sea traffic in the Baltic – among others, the introduction of bigger ships – our port will lengthen the ro-ro berths nos. 26 and 27 from 148 to 198, and from 178 up to 228 metres, respectively”, says Yrjö Vainiala, Port of Naantali’s COO & Commercial Director.

Kapellskär 

Kapellskär is situated approximately 90 km north of Stockholm, 20 km east of Norrtälje and 90 km east of Uppsala. The E18 runs all the way to the Port of Kapellskär.

During 2013–2016 the Port of Kapellskär was modernised. Among other things a new 245 metre-long pier was built and the two existing piers were reconstructed. The port went from three to five modern quay-berths.

"The Port of Kapellskär is important for the rapidly growing Stockholm region. More than three million meters-worth of goods are transported through the port annually and one million passengers. Traffic through the port has expanded enormously and it’s wonderful to now have a large and modern port up and running and also be equipped to meet future volumes and vessel sizes”, says Johan Castwall, Ports of Stockholm’s CEO.