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Opening hours

Traveling on the Dalsland canal is first and foremost a peaceful experience - with idyllic lock stations and mighty natural scenes, a labyrinth of lakes and canals. At each lock there is a lock keeper who guides you and give you information about the area.

Peak season 2022
June 6th -  August 21st

May 30th - June 5th
August 22nd - August 28th


6–26 June
Monday–Sunday 11.00 a.m.–4.00 p.m.

27 - 30 june
Monday–Saturday 9.00 a.m.–7.00 p.m.
Sunday 11.00 am - 4.00 pm
Midsummer Eve 24/6 11.00 a.m.–4.00 p.m.
Midsummer Day 25/6 11.00 a.m.–4.00 p.m.



1–31 July
Monday–Sunday 9.00 a.m.–7.00 p.m.

1–31 July in Håverud 
Monday–Sunday 8.00 a.m.–8.00 p.m.

1–31 July in Upperud
Monday–Sunday 9.00 a.m.–8.00 p.m.



1–14 August
Monday–Saturday 9.00 a.m.–7.00 p.m.
Sunday 10.00 a.m.–5.00 p.m.

15-21 August
Monday–Sunday 10.00 p.m.–5.00 p.m.

22-28 August (limited opening)
At the following lock stations: Lennartsfors, Gustavsfors, Krokfors.
Monday–Sunday 12.00 p.m.–4.00 p.m. 
All other stations are closed.

Subject to possible changes.


Pre- and post-season  - on request

May 30th to June 5th
August 22nd to August 28th

During pre- and post-season and you have to book your passages in advance. The fee for lock opening is 385 SEK per lock station in addition to the regular fee.

Pre-book by emailing: info@dalslandskanal.se. We need your request no later than three days before you want to pass through the locks.

Our office opening hours during pre- and post-season:
Monday – Friday at 09:00–16:00


Keep in mind!

At all lock stations, you may not begin to lock through if it is anticipated that lockage will be completed after closing time.


Opening hours - The bridge at road E45 in Köpmannebro 2022

June 6th - 26th
At. 11:30
Kl. 14:00

June 27th - August 14th
Monday - Saturday
At. 10:00
At. 13:30
At. 17:30
At. 11:30
At. 14:00

August 15th - 21st
Monday - Sunday
At. 11:30
At. 14:00

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