A child- or youth group (10 people or more) is defined as a group of travellers who do not meet the current age limits. Only the group's leader will book the trip and pay for the booking.
On our routes between Helsinki and Tallinn only passports or national ID cards are accepted regardless of age.
On our routes only between the Nordic countries, at least the requirements of the Agreement on order on board must be met for travelers under the age of 18. This agreement, with a fully completed passenger list, allows travel for persons under 18 years old without bringing their own valid ID for school trips, sports trips or similar group trips together with a designated responsible group leader, if the group leader brings their own valid ID with photograph included and a list of the accompanying children's personal data.
However, for possible government controls, it is recommended to bring a valid photo ID.
Viking Line has a set quota of 100 people per cruise with departure Sun–Wed and 40 per cruise with departure Thu–Sat. A youth group is defined as a group consisting mainly of young people.
The following conditions apply
- The trip is organized by a school, sport's association or other association.
- The group is accompanied by a leader with a verifiable connection to the group, for example a teacher, parent or the leader of the association. One leader per every 10 participants is required. The leader of the youth group must be at least 30 years of age. Exception: a teacher under the age of 30 is accepted as a supervisor when travelling with his/her school class.) The leader's connection to the group must be verified by the proper documentation.
- Cruises available for youth groups are limited to Helsinki↔Stockholm, Turku↔Stockholm (on this cruise the group spends the day at the destination and returns in the evening), hotel cruises Helsinki↔Tallinn and day cruises Kapellskär↔Mariehamn and Stockholm↔Mariehamn.
Mini cruises Turku–Stockholm (a mini cruise is a cruise where you spend all your time on board without going ashore and return immediately with the same ship), cruises Turku–Mariehamn, cruises with Viking Cinderella from Stockholm or Mini cruises Helsinki–Tallinn are not open to youth groups.
The group is accompanied by leaders with a natural connection to the group, for example school trip teachers, parents or club/association leaders. At least one leader for every ten participants. Leader of the youth group must be at least 30 years. A Teacher or leader of an athletic group under 30 years is accepted as the leader of his/hers school class or athletics team. The leader's connection to the group shall be authenticated with documentation.