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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. 

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

Payment by cash or card accepted.

Tours 2024

Trollhätteturen - daily tours between June 23rd to August 17th
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 Strandgatan behind Scandic Swania at about 12.20
Ticket prices: Adult 300 SEK. Children under 15 years 100 SEK. 
Tickets are sold onboard. You don't need to pre-book. 

Lake Vänern cruise - 26 May, 2 June, 9 June, 16 June, 18 August, 25 August, 1 September, 8 September
Set sail for Lake Vänern and Vänersborg! During this scenic cruise, you will pass 8 bridges and the Brinkebergskulle lock before reaching the vast expanse of Lake Vänern. Afterwards, the Elfkungen returns to the lock area in Trollhättan.
Start from the Trollhättan Locks area at 11:00
Duration: approximately 5 hours.
Ticket prices: Adult 650 SEK. Children under 15 years 300 SEK.
Lunch buffet is included.
Please observe that you have to pre-book your tickets by phone to +4670-634 20 45

Shrimp cruises - 30 May, 13 June, 27 June, 11 July, 25 July, 8 August, 22 August, 29 August, 5 September, 12 September
Enjoy a delicious shrimp buffet and scenic views of the Göta Canal on this relaxing evening cruise! Shrimps are served together with traditional accompaniments such as butter, bread, aioli and salad. MSC-certified shrimps are served, ensuring sustainable fishing practices. Afterwards there will be coffee and cake. 
Start from Trollhättan Locks area at 18:00
Back at around 21:00
Ticket prices: 595 SEK.
Please observe that you have to pre-book your tickets by phone to +4670-634 20 45. You must pre-book your ticket before 16:00 (4 p.m.) on the day before the trip at the latest.

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

E-mail: info@stromkarlen.se

Website: stromkarlen.se/