Norrqvarn Hotell & Konferens, Göta Canal

Lyrestad, Mariestad

Norrqvarn lock area

Norrqvarn is approx. 20 km north of Mariestad, 3 km from Lyrestad and E20 right by the Göta Canal. This is a lovely destination where, apart from Norrqvarn Hotel and Conference with its restaurant, café, hotel and hostel, there are locks, a cultural pathway, a children's mini-canal, and magic tree stumps for overnight stays.

Cultural pathway

The cultural pathway in Norrqvarn offers you a short walk in beautiful scenery with signs on which the tale of the building of the Göta Canal is told. There is an exhibition in the old limestone shed at Norrqvarn's upper lock.

Children´s Mini-Canal

At Norrqvarn Hotel and Conference there is the Children's Mini-Canal, which is Göta Canal built in miniature. Here you can follow the canal's path between the lakes of Vänern and Vättern. You can see where the water supply comes from; you see bridges, locks and communities. Children are more than eager to discover the Mini-Canal in greater depth and can rent a play boat and splash and play in the shallow water.

Norrqvarn Hotell & Konferens

Norrqvarn Hotel and Conference lies beautifully situated right next to the Göta Canal. The old mill has been rebuilt and guests are welcome to stay in this extraordinary place.

The restaurant on Norrqvarn's quay is a much-frequented food centre. On the hill next to the Mini-Canal are the exciting Magic Tree Stumps where you can spend the night.

The centre at Norrqvarn is perfectly suited for conferences and meetings all the year round

Contact information

Norrqvarn Hotell & Konferens

548 93 Lyrestad
Contact: Malin Johansson
Phone: +46-50150770


Opening hours

Open all the year round.


Where the E20 crosses Göta Canal at Lyrestad 20 kilometres north of Mariestad, follow the signs to Norrkvarns slussområde (lock area).