“Lockage isn’t all that difficult.”

That’s what Lasse Genberg from “Vi Båtägare” [We Boat Owners] magazine said not long ago. Lockage is easy, fun and enough of a challenge to make you proud of yourself. We’ve collected information on lockage here. Read our about lockage or see a video on how our locks work. 

And don’t worry – of course you can ask our lock keepers for instructions on site!

Here's some advice for your lockage.

Always wear a life jacket and always ask lock keeper for advice if you are unsure. The boat should have engine off and at least one person on land who take care of lines.

Ask us if you want to know more about lockage

We’re always on site managing the locks.

Lockage clip

Lockage in the Göta Canal

This video shows you just how lockage works in the Göta Canal. Among other things, it shows how long the lines need to be and how to handle them during lockage.