How long does it take?

A trip on the Göta Canal is packed with experiences. Allow plenty of time to enjoy everything you encounter. During the pre-order season, you can also choose a shorter trip with the Göta Canal Express ticket.

Peak season

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 

Itinerary, The Classic.

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

Itinerary, Leg of the Journey

Göta Canal Express
Entire Göta Canal, 3 days
Leg of the Journey, one day per leg
Starting days: Any day

Itinerary, Express

Trollhätte Canal
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.

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.