How long does it take?
A Göta Canal trip between Mem and Sjötorp normally takes 6–7 days in peak season.
Pre-order season (fixed itinerary)
Göta Canal Classic
Entire Göta Canal, 5 days
Starting days: Monday and Friday
Göta Canal Leg of the Journey
Sjötorp–Karlsborg, 2 days
Motala–Berg, 2 days
Norsholm–Mem, 1 day
Starting days: Varying; see your specific reservation
Göta Canal Express
Entire Göta Canal, 3 days
Leg of the Journey, one day per leg
Starting days: Any day
If you continue on through Sweden to Gothenburg and the west coast, count on 2–3 more days for Lake Vänern and the Trollhätte Canal. Read more about the Trollhätte Canal.
Distances and navigation times:
Note: Navigation times depend on the current traffic situation; you may have to wait during your canal journey.
Read more about waits in the Skipper’s Guide.