Umeå is located on the shores of the Gulf of Bothnia in northern Sweden, a city known since the 14th century, and since the second half of the 20th century Umeå became a major center of education and science with the establishment of the University, in 2014 it was elected European Capital of Culture. Umeå was elected the European Capital of Culture.
The port of Umeå is the largest in the north of Sweden, most Baltic cruises call at the port, and there is a ferry service to Finland from the port.
Finish company Wasaline operates a ferry service from Umeå to Finland and the Umeå-Vasa route is part of the European corridor E12.
The ferries run daily, usually with 2 trips per day, on some days there are 1 or 3 trips each way. Travel time can take from 2 to 4 hours, depending on the route and time zone change.
The price of an adult ticket starts at 36 euros, children from 15 euros, children under 5 years travel for free. Transportation of pets costs 5 euros. The crossing of a car costs from 55 euros if it is not longer than 6 meters, the crossing of a motorcycle costs 35 euros and a bicycle 7 euros.
There is a system of discounts and package tickets, for example, a package for 4 passengers and a car costs 135 euros. The comfort of the ferries is comparable with the conditions of a cruise liner, there are restaurants, bars, stores, children's lounges on board. Passengers are offered seats in the business lounge for 14 euros, seats in cabins from 47 euros. Another way to save on your trip — purchase a day cruise with return the same day — a roundtrip cruise for 4 people with a car will cost only 160 euros.
The port of Umeå is located 10 km from the city center. The ferry terminal can be reached by cab or rental car from Umeå Airport — it is 15 km from the port. Wasaline offers passengers without a car a shuttle from the Olidhem area in Umeå to the port, the shuttle-bus departs from the stop 1.5 hours before the ferry departure, the cost is 4 euros if booking online and 5 euros if buying on board the bus.
There is parking at the port, but no other tourist infrastructure. The company strongly recommends booking online and well in advance. You can do this on our website.
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