Car ferry M/S Aurora
The car ferry operating between Kasnäs and Rosala takes 52 cars and runs year-round according to the timetable below. The ferry is free of charge, and it is not possible to book places in advance. The Viking Centre is about 5 km from Rosala island’s ferry harbour Långnäs.
Aerial photo from the Kasnäs harbour
- The road from the mainland leads directly to Kasnäs harbour (see on map)
- The Archipelago Sights Route cruise, which includes a visit to the Rosala Viking Centre as well as to the Bengtskär Lighthouse, starts from the rightmost ferry pier. More information here.
- The pier for the car ferry M/S Aurora is all the way to the left at the end of the road, with a sign saying Rosala and Hitis
- Kasnäs Paviljong, a “Skärgårdssmak” restaurant which operates in connection to the Kasnäs Spa
- The Kasnäs guest harbour
You can also view a live image of the Kasnäs ferry pier through this webcam.
The ferry trip takes about 25 minutes and after that it is 5 kilometers from the ferry to the Viking Centre, so please note that you should take your vehicle over on the ferry. We can warmly recommend the beautiful route for cycling; bicycles can be rented, for example, from Carfield. There are also two taxis on the islands – Per-Erik Fihlman +358 400 697 916 and Solveig Sjöberg +358 40 722 4242 – and during certain days in the summer you can travel with the Archipelago HopOn bus.
On Rosala island, about one kilometer after the ferry, turn right at the T-junction. Then just follow the road to Rosala village, where the Viking Centre is easy to find on the left hand side of the road.