Identification, passport, visa

All passengers, including children and persons of whom a passport or visa is not required, must be able to prove their identity and citizenship with a valid photo ID.

Please specify the personal information required by law for the passenger registration when you book your voyage. The information may be validated at check-in.

A passenger is obligated to find out if a passport or visa is required based on his or her citizenship. Viking Line reserves the right to refuse boarding of passengers who lack valid travel documents.

ID documents

Routes Finland–Åland–Sweden and vice versa

Citizens in the Nordic countries are not required to have a passport when travelling within the Nordic region (other foreign nationals are required to travel with a passport).

All passengers must however be able to prove their identity with a valid photo ID, for example:

  • Driving licence
  • Passport
  • KELA card with photo, children under the age of 15 may use a KELA card without a photo
  • ID card with photo*

Routes to Estonia and Latvia

Increased control of ID cards and passport July 1st–December 31st 2017
Because Estonia is the EU chairman country during this period there will be increased security for passengers in Tallinn and Helsinki, especially during bigger meetings. All passengers travelling between Helsinki and Tallinn must have a valid ID with picture or a passport.


All passengers, including children, must have a valid passport or ID card* with photo. This also applies to Tallinn cruises without disembarkation.

Finnish citizens do not need a visa in Estonia or Latvia. Passengers required to have a visa in order to visit Latvia must also have a valid passport. This also applies to children.

Please note that disembarkation is only allowed during the border guard's opening hours. Therefore, passengers may not disembark during the night.

* Does not apply to a temporary ID, IDs for minors issued without parental consent or ID issued to a foreign national.

The Schengen Agreement

States who are part of the Schengen Agreement conduct a joint supervision of the outer border. When travelling between two Schengen states, travel documents are generally not checked by the government. The passenger must still carry a valid travel document approved in both states (passport or ID).


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