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Gota Canal

#212 of 2,465 things to do in Sweden Features Animals
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Small cabins, great adventure

Went on the 4 days/3 nights cruise. Originally planned from Stockholm, but the water in the canal... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bronderslev, Denmark
Beautiful surroundings

I recommend a visit to the Gota Kanal if you're in Sweden. Apart from it's interesting history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Welcome to Sweden’s greatest feat of engineering! The Gota Canal has also been named Sweden’s Greatest Wonder - a festival for all the senses, and you're invited! A warm welcome to yet another great canal summer! The Gota Canal is open from May to September.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on the 4 days/3 nights cruise. Originally planned from Stockholm, but the water in the canal was too low, so we spent the whole first day on a bus/boats to get to Berg, where we boarded M/S Juno. Amazing ship, crew, and countryside! The...More

Thank annwoodall
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend a visit to the Gota Kanal if you're in Sweden. Apart from it's interesting history it's lovely to watch the boats going through the locks. You can also choose from a variety of cruises. We decided to cycle from Borensberg to Berg, which...More

Thank Josianne M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We sailed from Stockholm to Gothenburg on the M S Juno in July. From the moment you are welcomed onboard there is a feeling of stepping back in time. This ship is a small piece of floating working history, built in 1874 and still going...More

Thank wheelchairmike
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Last year we had a really nice experience going by our Nord Star Patrol 24 all the way from Narvik to Oslo. This year it was time to transport the boat back to Narvik. We decided to trailer it from Kalix in Bottenviken. On the...More

Thank Olaf V
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We travelled on the MS Diana for a 6 day cruise from Stockholm to Gothenburg. A very civilized way to see the countryside and different sites along the way. Very sedate travelling, mostly walking pace. The weather was very cool, windy with some showers. We...More

1  Thank Janet S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We liked this short trip a lot! So much to see and experience! Do not miss this! There are shorter as well as longer rides!

Thank AroundTheWorld000
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

A beautiful number of places to visit alongside the canal, or if you want to make it your vacation destination; Incredibly peaceful and quaint boat trip along the entire stretch.

Thank Therese H
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Goodish scenery. fair and likely to be english speakng swedish staffly modern boats. Recognise that summer is short in Scandinavia. Autumn arrives in august.

Thank richard h
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

It was very nice, the weather was ok, not as cold as we thought it would be. A nice place to visit for a walk and to be amazed by the Gota kanal. But you should keep an eye on your children, they could fall...More

Thank Agate B
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I travelled the canal between December 27th to January 1st, on a cargo ship. It was COLD , but what do you expect ??? Beautiful nights, still and too cold to snow, the mooring ropes were frozen solid and difficult to handle. We arrived at...More

Thank Pete B
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Deborah S
7 July 2017|
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Response from Janet S | Reviewed this property |
We travelled in June and definitely needed layers and rain jackets - sometimes on the boat it was really chilly though they provide blankets which were well used. At night many people changed but didn't 'dress up'. Best not... More
Deborah S
26 June 2017|
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Response from Therese H | Reviewed this property |
It might depend on the boat tour. But generally no.
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15 June 2017|
Response from Therese H | Reviewed this property |
Göta kanal is only a canal of water stream running through Sweden. Maybe you had a hotel in mind?
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