Round trip - Söderköping-Arkösund
Göta Canal cruise from Söderköping to Arkösund and visit to Capella Ecumenica with M/S Göta Lejon.
Departure from Söderköping at 10.00 with arrival in Arkösund at 14.00.
Departure from Arkösund at 14.30 and arrival in Söderköping at 18.30.
Full bar, cafeteria and restaurant. Food can of course be purchased on the boat. Larger menu is on board with lots of appetizers, hot dishes, vegetarian, desserts, sandwiches, pastries. also hot dog bar / ice cream on the sun deck, full rights. There are also lactose and gluten-free options.
Reservations for wheelchair users should be made directly with the supplier. It is not possible to get on or off in Arkösund with a wheelchair. It is not possible to book a place for a permobile.
With M/S Göta Lejon you get to experience two world attractions during the same day. Göta Canal and the Swedish archipelago.
We depart with the cruise ship M/S Göta Lejon from Östergötland's old trading town Söderköping, dating back to the 1100s. The journey goes through the Göta Canal, this magnificent construction work that began in 1810 and was completed in 1832.
We pass Tegelbrukets lock on to the lock in Mem where the Göta Canal was inaugurated in 1832 by our then King Karl XIV Johan, Queen Desideria and the Crown Prince couple Oscar and Josefina.
The journey takes us further out into Slätbaken, a long Baltic Sea bay whose shores are lined with castles and mansions. The oldest castle from the 15th century is Stegeborg's castle ruins, which we pass at close range. We stop at the beautiful archipelago island Västra Gärdsholmen and Capella Ecumenica, - Hilding Bielkhammar's life's work. After about 4 hours we reach the old fishing village of Arkösund.