Classic Canal Cruise

Discover the Göta Canal aboard the M/S Juno

This is our classic cruise between Gothenburg and Stockholm that we have proudly been operating since the very day our company was founded back in 1869. Over the course of four days, you’ll enjoy a journey on the famous Göta Canal aboard the M/S Juno; built in 1874, the M/S Juno today is the world’s oldest registered cruise ship with overnight accommodation. This cruise goes between Stockholm and Gothenburg, Sweden’s two biggest cities, each filled with countless sights and attractions. The route is entirely up to you: from Stockholm to Gothenburg or the other way around instead. Of course, full board with breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the ship is included.

Cruising down the picturesque canal on a classic boat like the M/S Juno will take you back in time to the leisurely way of travelling of the days of yore when the trip was just as important as the destination. In addition to presenting you with unforgettable views of the uniquely beautiful Swedish nature, our cruise also takes us though one of the culturally and historically richest parts of the country. To allow you to discover the many sights and attractions we pass along the way, the cruise includes various stops for land excursion. And it’s of course entirely up to you to join such a guided tour ashore or you prefer to stay aboard and relax with a drink on the bridge deck.

Attractions along the route

In addition to the beautiful scenery through which it passes, the Göta Canal is also famous for its various lock systems. During this cruise our boat passes two aqueducts and 66 remarkable locks. This includes several well-known examples of historical engineering ingenuity, such as the locks in Trollhättan, the famous lock staircase at Berg, and the canal's oldest lock in Forsvik. Those who want to see even more of Sweden can also join the optional guided tours to Karlsborg Fortress and Birka, the Viking City on Björkö Island in lake Mälaren.

This is included in the Classic Canal Cruise

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M/S Juno

M/S Juno is the world’s oldest registered cruising ship, built at the Motala shipyard and launched in 1874. The ship has got 29 cabins on three decks. The dining room with a lounge is found on the middle deck (shelter deck) and the upper deck (bridge deck) offers a covered aft deck with a perfect view.

Highlights of the Classic Canal Cruise

  • The impressive lock staircase in Trollhättan (a total drop of 32 meters) and the Canal Museum
  • Sweden’s smallest ferry, ”Lina”, in Töreboda
  • Forsvik with the oldest lock in the canal, built in 1813
  • Karlsborg Fortress
  • Motala, the capital of the Gota Canal
  • The convent church of Vreta and the remains of Sweden's first convent
  • Birka the Viking City, Sweden’s first town

Docking for the night

Gothenburg – Stockholm: Day 2 Motala.

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Highlights of the Classic Canal Cruise

  • The impressive lock staircase in Trollhättan (a total drop of 32 meters) and the Canal Museum
  • Sweden’s smallest ferry, ”Lina”, in Töreboda
  • Forsvik with the oldest lock in the canal, built in 1813
  • Karlsborg Fortress
  • Motala, the capital of the Gota Canal
  • The convent church of Vreta and the remains of Sweden's first convent

Docking for the night

Stockholm – Gothenburg: Day 2 Motala.

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Information regarding Corona

All cruises during 2021 have been suspended due to the Corona pandemic.

We hope to see you aboard next year!

From Gothenburg

Departure from Gothenburg, Lilla Bommen, at 09:00.
Arrival in Stockholm day four at approx. 16:00.

May
Monday 17th
Tuesday 25th
Thursday 3rd

June
Friday 11th
Sunday 20th
Tuesday 29th

July
Thursday 8th
Friday 16th
Sunday 25th 

August
Tuesday 3rd
Thursday 12th
Friday 30th

From Stockholm

Departure from Stockholm, Skeppsbrokajen 103, at 09:00. 
Arrival in Gothenburg day four at approx. 16:00.

May
Friday 21st
Saturday 29th

June
Monday 7th
Tuesday 15th
Thursday 24th

July
Saturday 3rd
Monday 12th
Tuesday 20th
Thursday 29th

August
Saturday 7th
Monday 16th
Tuesday 24th