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Ferries and cruise ships

Publish date: 20 January 2021

Traveling to Stockholm by sea? Here's what you need to know.

Several major ferry lines operate in the Baltic Sea, and Stockholm's harbors are centrally located. Stockholm is also a popular cruise destination and every year around 300 cruise liners from all over the world arrive its the harbors. The approach through the beautiful Stockholm archipelago with its 30,000 islands is an experience in itself. Read more about ferries and cruising to Stockholm below, or see all vessel calls in the ports of Stockholm here.

All inner-city harbors are equipped for international cruise ship arrivals. Their central location makes Stockholm a unique cruise destination with city sights, museums, and galleries, shopping, cafés, and restaurants all within easy reach.

Piers in Stockholm

  • Nybroviken 5: Right in the city center, 5 min walk to the Old Town.
  • Skeppsbron: Next to the Royal Palace in the Old Town. Walking distance to most shops and attractions.
  • Mooring Buoy: Right in the Old Town. Walking distance to most shops and attractions.
  • Stadsgården 160: 10 min walk to the Old Town; 20 min to the city center.
  • Stadsgården 165/167: 20 min walk to the Old Town; 30 min to the city center; 10 min by taxi or bus.
  • Värtahamnen 523: 3 km; 10 min by taxi or 20 min by bus.
  • Frihamnen 650: 3 km; 10 min by taxi or 20 min by bus.
  • Frihamnen 634/638: 3 km; 10 min by taxi or 20 min by bus.

Passenger terminals

  • Stockholm Cruise Center, Frihamnen 638
  • Stockholm Cruise Center, Stadsgården 165/167, same building as the Fotografiska museum.

Both passenger terminals have toilets, souvenir shops, telephones, post boxes, internet access, and restaurants/cafes that are open during cruise calls.