Sweden like all of it Scandinavian counterparts is one of the happiest and beautiful places in the world. An outdoor and nature loving persons paradise. Full of unspoiled natural beauty it is famous for the philosophy of Allemansrätten – the freedom to roam – which is a Swedish law that gives everyone right of access when walking, kayaking, sitting on a rock, or camping.

Travelling to Sweden by Ferry from the UK

The last ferry route going between the UK and Sweden closed in 2006. This was the DFDS Seaways route between Newcastle to Gothenburg (Göteborg).

However, you can still reach Sweden by ferry using either our Newcastle to Amsterdam or Hull to Rotterdam routes and continue to enjoy safe and relaxing ferry travel to mainland Europe.

Why not have a look at our Holland, Germany or Denmark Destination Guides for inspiration on places to see and do while making your road trip.

Travelling to Sweden by Ferry from Europe

If your traveling to Sweden, you can currently sail directly from Denmark, Germany, Latvia and Poland all using Stena Line.

If you are sailing from Denmark to Sweden, you can take the Halmstad to Grenaa route onboard the Stena Nautica. The route takes 4 hours and 35 minutes and occurs 14 times a day. Alternatively you can take the Frederikshaven to Gothenburg route onboard the Stena Danica, Stena Jutlandica or Stena Vinga. The sailing takes 3 hours and 30 minutes and sails six times a day.

If you are sailing from Germany to Sweden, you can take the Kiel to Gothenburg route onboard the Stena Germanica and Stena Scandinavica. The sailing take 14 hours 30 minutes and sails 5 times a day. Alternatively you can take the Rostock to Trelleborg route sailing onboard the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern & Skåne. The crossing takes 6 hours and occurs 3 times a day.

If you are sailing from Latvia to Sweden, you can take the Ventspils to Nynasamn route and sail onboard the Stena Baltica & Stena Scandica. The crossing takes 8 hours 30 minutes, with four daily sailings.

If you are sailing from Poland to Sweden, you can take the Gdynia to Karlskrona route and sail onboard the Stena Ebba, Stena Estelle or Stena Spirit. The crossing takes 9 hours and 30 minutes, with three crossings daily.

Where to Visit in Sweden

Gothenburg is a city on the west coast of Sweden, where you’ll find a vibrant cultural scene, world-class restaurants and a fascinating history – all within walking distance. If you fancy travel further afield, why not use Gothenburg as a base for exploring some of the countries archipelagos.

Malmo is a coastal city located in southern Sweden. It is a medieval university town filled with beautiful parks and gardens, cathedral and catacombs.

Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and is comprised of 14 islands and more than 50 bridges on an extensive Baltic Sea archipelago. Famous for its cobblestone streets and ochre-colored buildings of Gamla Stan (the old town) it is famous for its iconic city hall and ABBA museum.

The city of Uppsala is a university town, originally known as Östra Aros. It’s also one of Sweden’s oldest cities, and it’s the fourth-largest in the country. The city has a thriving student scene as it is famous for being the educational hub of Sweden.

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