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The Dalsland Canal

Through Dalsland and southern Värmland

Photographer: Roger Borgelid, westsweden.com

Considered one of the most beautiful waterways in Europe

In front of you is 253 km of fairway through a large scenic lake system that forms the Dalsland canal, from Köpmannebro in the south to Östervallsskog in the north. Welcome to the area with the most lakes in Sweden. A labyrinth of large and small lakes, rivers and idyllic, winding canal stretches. Only 12 km is dug or blasted canal. The rest is 240 km long navigable lake system without crowding - just beautiful nature.


Opening hours in 2024
June 12th - August 19th 

Pre-season: June 3rd - June 11th
Post-season: August 19th – September 1st

Tickets and prices

Buy your tickets online and travel on the Dalsland canal more easily. The ticket is sent to you by e-mail and can be printed out or be displayed on screen.

Skipper´s guide auf Deutsch

A journey through time

The history of the Dalsland canal is a story of the will of the people, a crazy genius and how the future came a little too fast. A travel on the canal is a journey through 200 years of dreams and visions for a better future.

The aqueduct in Håverud

A crazy idea that came true. The aqueduct and the lock stairs in Håverud is one of Dalsland's most visited sights and a fine piece of history.

See & Do

The area is known for its beautiful nature and its rich cultural life. Arts and crafts play an important role in the area and those interested in culture will find many must-see attractions in the form of museums, exhibitions and craft shops.

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