Yacht cruising on Göta canal from Göteborg to Stockholm
Gota Canal cruise from Gothenburg to Stockholm
Starting from Gothenburg and ending in Stockholm
Cruise the river Göta Älv to Trollhättan / Vänersborg. Then through Lake Vänern to Läckö Castle on the way to the entrance of Göta Canal / Sjötorp.
A calm cruise through Göta Canal with almost 100 locks on the way to Söderköping, the entrance of the Baltic. Arkösund, Trosa and Södertälje are small villages we visit on the archipellago cruise to central Stockholm.
Enjoy the long Nordic summer evenings onboard.
Quick canal facts
Number of locks: 58
Length of the canal: 190 km, 87 km excavated canal
Highest elevation above sea level: 91.8 m
The Göta Canal stretches between Sjötorp on Lake Vänern and Mem at the Baltic, with 58 locks along the way. A total of 190 km, of which only 87 km are man-made. The canal’s highest point, 91.8 m above sea level, is Lake Viken. Combined with the Trollhätte Canal, from Vänersborg to Gothenburg, the Göta Canal forms a water route from coast to coast.
Year of construction: 1810-1832
Builder: Baltzar von Platen
Number of men: 58,000 divided soldiers from 16 regiments
Number of days work: About seven million effective days work in 12 hours
Tools: Plated wood pavers
Cost: Nine million riksdaler. In the 1995 monetary value, the cost of building Göta channel is approximately SEK 12.3 billion
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