Nine of Sweden's largest canals and two Norwegian canals make up the Association of Swedish and Norwegian Canals. The aim of the Association is to represent the interests of Scandinavian canals in the European Community, to emphasize the values of preservation, to promote the canals as part of our culture heritage and to safeguard the interests of tourism.
The Association consists of the Bergslag canal, the Dalsland canal, the Göta canal, the Hjälmare canal, the Kinda canal, the Strömsholm canal, the Södertälje canal, the Trollhätte canal, the Säffle canal and the Norwegian Halden canal and Telemark canal.
Each year, the canals receive millions of visitors from all over the world. The Association works to improve the preservation of the waterways and their surrounding environment and promote our cultural heritage and the values of tourism. It also aims to provide an understanding of the beginnings of industrialism and its development in Scandinavia.
Collect stamps for the canals of Sweden and Norway in your CANAL PASSPORT. You are entitled to a canal traveller’s diploma if you travel on five different canals within a period of five years.
Make your canal holiday even more spectacular by exploring several canals on the same holiday. Here are some examples of popular routes for leisure craft. Our boat transport partners can move your boat smoothly between different canal systems.
Relaxation and excitement, beautiful views and dramatic scenery, historic settings and modern services.... You can enjoy it all on a Swedish or Norwegian canal.
This gives you a general view of the Swedish and Norwegian canals. The interactive map (Google Maps) and satellite view enable you to zoom in and navigate around the canals.
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