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1. Posted by gchef81 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

I am trying to get up to Sweden in a couple of weeks and then possibly take a ferry to StPB. I was wondering if there was anyone who has taken the ferry and could give me any advice. I have just finished university in Australia and I am on the road for a couple of months. Any other advice is most welcomed; Thanks very much.

2. Posted by jonkb (Budding Member 3 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

I've taken the ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki, and from there with bus to St. Petersburg. I traveled with a choir, but I know that Silja Line has a similar route (Ferry to Helsinki and Bus to St Petersburg)

I found the trip verry memoriable, but I wish that I could have stayed longer in Helsinki. Silja Line: http://www.siljaline.se/2004/ (Swedish only).


3. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Agree that you should go via either Estonia or Finland (or both), as both are cool countries, and Turku/Helsinki and Tallinn are all great cities. It also makes it easier to cross into Russia using the train/bus from either capital