Marinas and guest service
A first trip on the canal is exciting, you probably do not know what awaits you after the next bend. A bridge, a lock or a long straight? It is part of the allure.
However, it can feel safe for you to know the next stop for the night, or bunkering.
The Göta Canal has 21 marinas, which are included in your ticket price. All Göta Canal marinas are drop-in; i.e. slips cannot be reserved. Limited slips available.
While travelling the Göta Canal, you have access to: 5 days per marina along your route,
full guest service (toilet, shower, laundry room), shore power, drinking water, septic tank or slop sink waste disposal, tourist information etc.
You will also find jetties free of charge where you can stay overnight and beyond that several guest and natural harbors in lake Vättern where the fee is very modest. Vadstena and “Stenbryggan” (the Stone Bridge) in Karlsborg are two examples.
Below are our recommended marinas. Look out for our bases where you begin or end your trip, as well as the ports we recommend for overnight and bunkering.
Our journey here goes from east to west, but if you are going the opposite way you have as much to pick our tips on ports.