Quick facts about the Göta CanalEditorial /
The Göta Canal stretches between Sjötorp on Lake Vänern and Mem at the Baltic, with 58 locks along the way. A total of 190 km, of which only 87 km are man-made. The canal’s highest point, 91.8 m above sea level, is Lake Viken. Combined with the Trollhätte Canal, from Vänersborg to Gothenburg, the Göta Canal forms a water route from coast to coast.
Maximum size for boatsEditorial /
The Göta Canal stretches between Sjötorp by Lake Vänern and Mem by the Baltic Sea and has 58 locks. The total length of the canal is 190 km, of which 87 km is manmade canal. The canal reaches its highest point, 91.8 m, in Lake Viken. Together with the Trollhätte Canal, the Göta Canal forms a waterway across Sweden from coast to coast.
Traffic Regulations and General ConditionsEditorial /
For travel on the Göta Canal, the Traffic Regulations of SJÖFS 1998:2 and AB Göta kanalbolag General Terms and Conditions apply. Please note that these are only valid for travel on Göta Canal, Mem-Sjötorp or vice versa. For journeys on the Trollhätte Canal, the Swedish Maritime Administration's rules apply. Göta kanalbolag is only sales agent for tickets for travel on the Trollhätte Canal.