Katajanokka Terminal

Coordinates: 60°09′50″N 024°58′07″E / 60.16389°N 24.96861°E / 60.16389; 24.96861

Katajanokka Terminal (Finnish: Katajanokan terminaali, Swedish: Skatuddens terminal) is a ferry terminal located in Katajanokka, in the Southern Harbor of Helsinki, Finland. The shipping company Viking Line operates scheduled services from the terminal to Stockholm and Tallinn.

Katajanokka Terminal in Helsinki.
A seaside view of Katajanokka Terminal.
Interior of the Katajanokka Terminal.

The terminal building was originally a customs warehouse, the harbour building K8. It was built in 1937 designed by the city architect Gunnar Taucher. The building was changed to a passenger terminal in 1977, when the Finnjet started traffic between Helsinki and Travemünde, Germany. The work for the change was designed by the harbour architect Kari Unelius.[1][2] The terminal building has since been expanded many times, the latest time so far in 2008 with a new glass-walled expansion on the shore side, which was designed by architect Ari Bungers.[3] The building is protected.[2]

Opposite the terminal entrance is the anchor of the Russian passenger ship Iezekiil which sank in 1855. The anchor was found by divers near Suomenlinna in 1977.[4]

The terminal is served by the Helsinki tram lines 5 and 4.

Ships serving the terminalEdit

Company Ship Route
Viking Line MS Viking XPRS Helsinki – Tallinn
MS Viking Gabriella Helsinki – Mariehamn – Stockholm

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Katajanokan paviljonki pian käyttöön (subscribers only), Helsingin Sanomat 26 April 1977, p. 10. Accessed on 23 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b Perustamissuunnitelma – Katajanokka – Katajanokan terminaali K8 – Muutokset 2008, Port of Helsinki 2006. Accessed on 23 June 2019.
  3. ^ Katajanokan terminaalin K8 laajennuksen esittely 2.10. klo 13, Katajanokkaseura 15 September 2008. Accessed on 23 June 2019.
  4. ^ Vaheri-Hyvärinen-Saari: Hesekiel, Hylyt.net. Accessed on 23 June 2019.

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