Silja Line
(Ab Siljarederiet - Oy Siljavarustamo)

Finland

The original Silja Line was formed in 1957 as Ab Siljarederiet/Oy Siljavarustamo by the three shipping companies
co-operating between Sweden and Finland (Finland Line, Bore Line and Svea Line) to operate ferries
as opposed to the passenger ships of its parents. A marketing company using the Silja Line name was set up in 1970.
This company joined all ships of the four companies under its banner, and in the process, Siljarederiet was dissolved.

Finland Line/Svea Line/Bore Line/Silja Line
Sailings May-December 1965
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Finland Line:
Ilmatar (May-June)
Aallotar (June-September)
Bore Line:
Bore III
Svea Line:
Birger Jarl (except July)
Helsinki, Stockholm
Finland Line:
Ilmatar
Bore Line:
Bore
Svea Line:
Birger Jarl
July-August:

Turku, Stockholm

(Also a few voyages in December by Bore III and Birger Jarl)

Finland Line:
Ilmatar
Aallotar (May-June)
Bore Line:
Bore
Bore III (May only)
Svea Line:
Svea Jarl
May-August:

Turku, Mariehamn, Stockholm

Finland Line:
Ilmatar
Bore Line:
Bore
Bore III (September only)
Svea Line:
Svea Jarl
September-December:

Turku, Långnäs, Stockholm

Silja Line:
Nordia

Marina (Owned by Expresslinjen, subsidiary of Svea Line) (May only)

May-August:

Turku, Mariehamn, Norrtälje.
Return voyages omitted Mariehamn.

Skandia
Nordia
(May only)
May-August:

Turku, Norrtälje.
Return voyages called at Mariehamn.

Nordia
Skandia
September-December:

Turku, Långnäs, Norrtälje

Marina (Owned by Expresslinjen, subsidiary of Svea Line) September-October:

Turku, Långnäs, Norrtälje.
Return voyages omitted Långnäs.

Sailings May-September 1966
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Skandia
Nordia
1) Turku, Mariehamn, Norrtälje

2) Turku, Långnäs, Norrtälje

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See the archives section for more brochures of Silja Line (Siljarederiet).

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See also Finland Steamship Co.

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Fakta om Fartyg/Facts about Ships has a page on Silja Line with photos and other details of the ships listed above.

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The Simplon Postcards website has pages on Silja Line with a brief history and many postcards/photos.

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This page last updated November 29, 2011.