Nelson's Scandinavia
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THE GÖTA KANAL
A SEA JOURNEY BY LAND
THROUGH THE HEART OF SWEDEN

For most, the idea of a cruise conjures up a picture of a luxurious floating hotel carrying thousands of passengers. How about a small intimate vessel with up to 50 cabins that takes you through a unique waterway with two seas, a river, three canals, eight lakes and 65 locks. This is the Göta Kanal.

Three unique boats specially built to fit the locks and dating back as far as the 1800’s cruise the Kanal. Of course, the boats have been carefully modernized over the years for increased safety and comfort and steam power gave way to diesel engines a long time ago. The charming character of each vessel both inwardly and outwardly has been carefully maintained.

The traditional cruises 4 and 6 days in length in either direction between Gothenburg and Stockholm have been on the schedule almost every year since 1869. On the four day cruises the boat usually travels during the night and only one night is spent in harbor. The 6 day cruises allow time for additional stops and shore excursions along the way. The choice of stops is determined by the direction the boat is traveling.

For those with limited time a two day cruise between Motala and Söderköping is available. This cruise travels through aqueducts, Lake Roxen and Lake Asplången and Berg with an impressive flight of 11 locks.

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