Ports of Stockholm is developing the entire Värtahamnen, Frihamnen and Loudden area in a joint project with the City of Stockholm. For Ports of Stockholm the largest part of this project is the expansion of the Värta Pier. Värtahamnen is the largest port in Stockholm and is important for commerce in the region. Now Värtahamnen is being rebuilt to meet future demands. We are looking forward to a really positive development in summer 2016.
As from October 20th, 2015, Tallink Silja ferries, which sail to Stockholm (excluding the Riga-route vessel Isabelle, which still sails to Frihamn port), have started to use the new berths at the Värtan project (Värtahamn). The new berths are connected to the existing terminal at the moment, since the new terminal is still under construction. The changes are necessary for the port development project, which finalizes with shorter gangways leading to a modern terminal. Until the new terminal is ready in summer 2016, the gangways from new berth are longer than previous ones.
Vessels and their berths from 20th of October 2015:
• Tallinn-Stockholm vessels Victoria I and Romantika are using berth F2, Färjeläge 2. Length of passenger tube from the ship to the (current) terminal building is 760 metres.
• Helsinki -Stockholm vessels Silja Serenade and Silja Symphony as well as Turku-Stockholm route vessels Galaxy and Baltic Princess are using berth F3, färjeläge 3. Length of passenger tube from the ship to the (current) terminal building is 620 metres.
When the new terminal will be ready to use, the distances between the ferries and the terminal building will be very short and much more comfortable for passengers.