The cruise on Hjälmare Kanal takes you through a stunning area of Sweden with a rich cultural heritage dating back to the days of Gustav Vasa. You pass through nine canal locks that are still operated by hand, just as they have been for 400 years. Along the canal, you enjoy views of magnificent stands of oak trees, nature reserves, lush meadows and pastures, as well as areas with a rich bird life and unique wildlife.
Guided Day Trip
This guided day trip between Kungsör and Notholmen or vice versa is the best way for you to experience the canal. You will learn all about the canal’s history, the surrounding countryside and the sights along the route. You also get an insider’s view of the canal’s locks. A delicious lunch is served onboard and there is also a fully licensed café. The transfer bus is included in the price.
Oldest navigable canal in Sweden
The 13km long Hjälmare Kanal links Lake Mälaren with Lake Hjälmaren, and it is now Sweden’s oldest navigable canal. The canal was taken into use in 1639, aimed to transport iron from the Central Swedish Mining District to Stockholm and further abroad. You travel on M/S Nya Hjelmare Kanal between Kungsör and Notholmen or vice versa.
Food and drink onboard
A well cooked lunch is included in the cruise. There is also a café onboard with sandwiches, buns, cakes and beverages.