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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 2024
June 12th -  August 18th

June 3rd - June 7th
August 19th - September 1st

The closing time is not the same as the last time to pass through the lock. The basic rule is that you can´t start lock through if you can´t finish before closing time. After closing time, it is not possible to use the lock.


2–23 June
Monday–Sunday 11.00 a.m.–4.00 p.m.

Håverud 09.30 AM - 5.00 PM
Buterud 10.30 AM - 4.00 PM
Billingsfors 10.30 AM - 4.00 PM
18e 10.30 AM - 4.00 PM
19-20e 10.00 AM - 4.00 PM

24 - 30 June
Monday–Thursday 9.00 a.m.–7.00 p.m.
Midsummer eve (21/6) 11.00 a.m - 04.00 p.m
Midsummer day (22/6) 11.00 a.m - 04.00 p.m



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

Håverud  8.00 a.m.–8.00 p.m
Upperud 9.00 a.m.–8.00 p.m.


1–11 August
Monday–Saturday 9.00 a.m.–7.00 p.m.
Sunday 10.00 a.m.–5.00 p.m.

12-18 August
Monday–Sunday 10.00 p.m.–5.00 p.m.

19 August - 1 September (limited opening)

Lennartsfors Monday–Sunday 12.00 p.m.–4.00 p.m
Gustavsfors Monday–Sunday 12.00 p.m.–4.00 p.m
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

June 3rd - 7th
August 19th to September 1st

During pre- and post-season and you have to book your passages in advance. The fee for lock opening is 425 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 2023

June 5th - 25th
At. 11:30
Kl. 14:00

June 26th - August 13th
Monday - Saturday
At. 10:00
At. 13:30
At. 17:30
At. 11:30
At. 14:00

August 14th - 20st
Monday - Sunday
At. 11:30
At. 14:00

The bridge opening hours for 2024 will be updated soon.

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