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Boat trip on the Göta river

Explore the Göta river on the boat M/S Elfkungen

Take a relaxing trip along the Göta river and it's beautiful scenery and see Trollhättan from the river. During the summer month's, the ship M/S Elfkungen makes trips along the river every day. You can also book the boat for group trips. A really interesting trip for boat and nature enthusiasts.


Welcome aboard M/S Elfkungen

M/S Elfkungen is one of Sweden's oldest and best-preserved archipelago ships and was  built in 1875. During the summer months two tours are organized, the daily Trollhätteturen (Trollhättan tour), which offers a trip along Trollhätte Canal, including travel in the Brinkebergskulle locks by Vänersborg and back. The second trip is the Lilla Edet tour that is arranged at specific dates and takes you through the locks in Trollhättan along the beautiful Göta river down to the town Lilla Edet and back. 

For a unique food experience, you can also join one of the shrimp or "herring and grill" cruises where you enjoy good food with a great view as you travel the Göta river.

Cafeteria on board that serves lunch, coffee, soft drinks and sandwiches. Wine, beer and other beverages are sold at sea prices. 

Tours 2020

Trollhätteturen - Daily: June 28 - August 23
The Trollhätte Tour is a two and a half to three hours long trip along the Trollhätte Canal that also includes a trip in the Brinkebergskulle locks outside of Vänersborg and back. 
Start from the Trollhättan Locks area at 12:00
Start from the city docs behind Scandic Swania hotel around 12:20
Please observe that the arrival time at the city docks may vary due to traffic
Ticket prices: Adult 250 SEK. Children under 15 years 80 SEK. 
Tickets are sold onboard. You don't need to pre-book. 

Lilla Edet Tour - June 7th, 14th and 19th. August 30th. September 6th and 13th.
Take a trip down the Göta river to the little town of Lilla Edet and back. On the way you will be travelling the Trollhättan locks and get a great view of the Göta River that goes from Gothenburg all the way to Lake Vänern. The Trollhättan Locks have a total height of 32,4 meters. 
Start from the city docks behind Scandic Swania hotel at 11:00
Start from the Trollhättan Locks area around 11:15.
Back in Trollhättan at around 15:30.
Ticket prices: Adult 395 SEK. Children under 15 years 180 SEK.
Please observe that you have to pre-book your tickets by phone to +4670-634 20 45

Shrimp cruises - Tuesdays and Thursdays during June-July-August
Shrimps are served with sides such as butter, bread, aioli and salad. The shrimps are of course MSC labeled - for sustainable and controlled fishing. Afterwards you will be served coffee and confection. Alternative dishes are available for guests that don't eat shrimps. 
Start from Trollhättan Locks area at 18:00
Back at around 21:00
Ticket prices: 395 SEK (not including drinks).
Please observe that you have to pre-book your tickets by phone to +4670-634 20 45

Group Travel and Charter

Weddings - Birthdays - Company Holiday - Customer Meetings - Secret Trip. The ship company Rederi AB Strömkarlen that owns M/S Elfkungen offers group trips and charter and the ship can be hired when the tours does not prevent it during April - December. Experience a day or evening excursion along Göta river with good food.  

Contact information

Rederi AB Strömkarlen


Phone: +46 070 634 20 45