Norsholm Lock

Motala, Norrköping

The part of the canal which lies outside the lower lock gates was originally too narrow. Large boats found it difficult to navigate this section, why was widened during the winter of 1890-91.

Formal name: Biskop Brask/Bishop Brask (named after the bishop who first proposed the idea of a canal through Sweden)

Built: 1826

Technical facts: The rise is 0.8 metre at normal water level in Lake Roxen. The Norsholm Lock has mooring hooks in the lock wall and fixed lines to hold onto. This means that all are still on board during locking. 


Contact information

AB Göta kanalbolag
Box 3
59121 Motala
Phone: +46-141202050


Opening hours

2018 Göta Canal is open:
Booking season May 4 - June 14
High season June 15 - August 12
Booking season August 13 - September 30