At the end of our trip, we took the ferry back to Helsinki.
Stockholm has some great waterways. And a great system of ferries to transport people between the islands of the city.
One of the bonus features of this system is the fact that you get some amazing views of the city.
Traveling by ferry to Stockholm is the nicest way to arrive. You get to see amazing landscapes and beautiful homes of the Swedish countryside as you approach Stockholm.
At the end of April/beginning of May, we took a trip to Stockholm, Sweden for a few days. This will be the subject of my next series of travel posts. We saw a ton of things (it wouldn’t be a Best family trip if we weren’t exhausted by the end).
We took the overnight ferry from Helsinki to Stockholm. We enjoyed the ferry-ride, actually slept and were ready to face a new city. The neat thing about this trip was that we were able to travel with extended family – we had a great time.
Over the next many weeks, I’ll be sharing our journey in Stockholm. I hope you enjoy.
Right before Christmas, 2014, we decided to go to Tallinn, Estonia for a few days. When you live in the Helsinki area, you know it would be a crime not to go to Tallinn – It’s only a 2 1/2 hour ferry ride across the Gulf of Finland to Tallinn.
To get there, we took the Viking Line ferry.
The ferry is quite large, as you can see from the picture.
It was smooth sailing to get there with a little bit of wavy feeling on the ferry – enough to notice, but that’s about it.
Inside, there is a tax free shop in which half the store is alcohol. And yes, it was being bought big time. We saw several people wheeling off five cases of beer at a time. The price is ok, but not that great. It’s funny to see, but also a bit sad as well. When you see things like that, you automatically think of the stereotypes about people in this part of the world and alcohol.
Also on the ferry are a couple of restaurants, some entertainment and slot machines. We found a free table on the ship, which was jam packed on the way there. We played card games and wandered through the ferry. It was a pleasant ride there.
Then we finally saw it – our destination.
Well, this was the first thing we saw from the ferry anyway. Everyone was excite to arrive and start our adventure in a new country.
Next travel post – some random things we saw on the way to our hotel.