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 is the best way for you to experience the canal. The on-board guide tells you 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 on board and there is also a fully licensed café. The transfer bus back to Kungsör is included in the price.
Oldest navigable canal in Sweden
The 13-km long Hjälmare Kanal links Lake Mälaren with Lake Hjälmaren, and it is now Sweden’s oldest navigable canal. You travel on M/S Nya Hjelmare Kanal between Kungsör and Notholmen, in any direction. A transfer bus takes you back to your departure point.
There is also a café on board with sandwiches, buns, cakes and beverages.