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Waterway cruise in the heart of Sweden

From Söderköping

The Göta Kanal is presented as one of Sweden’s greatest wonders and will make a great holiday destination for your next waterway cruise. You’ll travel through the country on this "blue ribbon of Sweden" gaining access to countless ideas for increasingly enjoyable stopping points. Your houseboat will thus be a place of fun and discovery.

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Embark from Söderköping and navigate the largest lake in Sweden

Our base in Söderköping offers you an unfor­get­table start­ing point for a one-way water­way cruise or a roman­tic return trip. Stroll the streets of this medieval city, sit­u­at­ed on the country’s East­ern coast, and embark on your licence-free boat, which you can choose from our wide range of options.

You’ll nav­i­gate the Göta Kanal, which was dug in the first half of the nine­teenth cen­tu­ry under the direc­tion of famous engi­neer Baltzar von Plat­en. Relive the high­lights of the canal’s his­to­ry by vis­it­ing the muse­um ded­i­cat­ed to it in Mota­la or admire nav­i­ga­tion on this large blue rib­bon at the Sjö­torp Canal Muse­um. No less than 58 locks punc­tu­ate the 190 kilo­me­tres of this impres­sive Swedish water­way, and each of them will leave you with an unfor­get­table mem­o­ry. The locks of Berg (a series of 7 locks over­com­ing a height dif­fer­ence of over 18 metres) or the man­u­al lock of Borens­berg are among the most remark­able sites.

A relaxing holiday or a great opportunity for sport : choose your waterway cruise from Söderköping

Your water­way cruise will nev­er­the­less offer you many oth­er expe­ri­ences to share with fam­i­ly or friends. There’s a tow­path fol­low­ing along the entire length of the canal, mak­ing this water­way cruise ide­al for those who love off-road cycling. By opt­ing for water­way tourism in Swe­den, you’ll also be choos­ing a boat­ing des­ti­na­tion with over 100,000 lakes. Every one of these, includ­ing the largest, Lake Vän­ern, will pro­vide a great stop­ping oppor­tu­ni­ty for fish­ing enthu­si­asts, as well as the chance to relax and enjoy a swim, along with all kinds of oth­er water activ­i­ties.

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suggested itineraries Tested and approved

Set off from Söderköping and navigate as your desires see fit, or follow our itinerary ideas:

One week
Aller-retour 122km - 66 locks 28h Söderköping > Motala > Söderköping
Aller-simple 159km - 53 locks 32h Söderköping > Sjötorp
Two weeks
Aller-retour 174km - 70 locks 31h Söderköping > Vassbacken > Söderköping
Aller-simple 159km - 53 locks 32h Söderköping > Sjötorp