There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Aland and Estonia operated by 2 ferry companies – Tallink Silja & Viking Line. The Mariehamn to Tallinn ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 9 hours 15 minutes.
Whilst we’ve taken great care to ensure the information on this page is correct, as the frequency and duration of crossings on all routes can vary from time to time we’d advise that you get a live quote for current availability on this Aland Estonia crossing between Mariehamn and Tallinn.
Aland is an autonomous region of Finland in the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Finland.
The archipelago forms the smallest region of Finland and constitutes around half a percent of its land area and population. Aland consists of 6 municipalities and is made up of about 6700 named islands and around 20,000 islands and islets. The capital and main city is Mariehamn which is located on the main island. Mariehamn, Langnas and Eckero are where the majority of the ferries dock.
Although Finland is member of the European Union, the Aland Islands are exempt from EU tax regulations so many ferries travelling in the Baltic Sea are able to sell duty free goods, providing they stop off at Aland along the way. This has resulted in some of the most luxurious ferries being used to travel via the islands as well as producing a thriving day cruise market.
The income generated from tax free shopping is so high that ticket prices on some routes would increase by up to 1000% without the stopover in Aland.
Estonia is a Baltic Nation in the north of Europe, comprising a mainland and over 2,000 islands in the Baltic Sea.
Boasting one of the highest standards of living and fastest growing economies in Europe, Estonia is now an established tourist destination, emerging from Soviet rule in 1991.
Like the country itself, Tallinn has flourished from a former Soviet city into one of the most fascinating capitals on the continent. It’s known for its enchanting medieval Old Town, which is the best preserved in Northern Europe, and fairy tale buildings found alongside an endless choice of bars, restaurants and upmarket hotels.
When sailing to Estonia, there are many ferry routes on offer across the Gulf of Finland and the Baltic Sea from ports in Scandinavia and Russia. The crossings are operated by a wide variety of excellent ferry operators offering varying journey times.