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The Göta Canal

Listed under Soft Adventures in Stockholm, Sweden.

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The Göta Canal, is a canal linking Stockholm and Gothenburg via the river Göta alv and the . Began in 1810, it spans 350 miles through some of Sweden’s prettiest scenery. Natural lakes and rivers were linked by 150 miles of man made water courses and a series of 58 locks. Outmoded as a trade route by the railways, the canal is now a major tourist attraction. You can travel it in five days but its better if you can take eight. The canal is open between May and September, you can still travel out of season, but you need to have enough people on board to man all the locks yourself. Also known as ‘Sweden’s Blue Ribbon’ or the ‘divorce ditch’ after the stress couples encounter navigating 58 locks.

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“Across Sweden by canal boat”

By Caroline Hendrie for The Times First Published 2nd May 2009 It was a heart-stopping moment. There I was, strolling along a deserted tow path, a dawn breeze rustling the leaves on the trees lining the canal, when suddenly I noticed our cruise boat co… Read more...

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