The Dalsland Canal

The Dalsland Canal connects a 240 kilometre navigable system of lakes. It is best known for the famous and frequently pictured passage at Håverud – a combination of a roadway bridge, a railway bridge and an aqueduct, opened in 1868.

  • The Dalsland Canal

The Dalsland Canal

Row, row, row your boat

The serene wilderness setting of the canal attracts a varied crowd.  You can row, paddle or motor your own boat here or take a trip on a passenger tour boat from mid-June to end-August. The canal is also a favourite for kayaking, canoeing and camping adventures.

Canalside culture

Pit stop at Håverud to visit the House of Handicrafts, one of southern Sweden´s best places to shop for genuine local handicraft – located by Lake Upperudshöljen, (just down the road from Dalsland Centre). And for word processing as it was 3,000 years ago? Visit the rock carvings at Tisselskog.


Have a wood-fired sauna and buy freshly baked bread for breakfast at Holmerudsfors new marina and steamboat jetty. And if you feel the need for retail therapy mid canal trip, you can hop off the canal and into the canalside Töcksfors modern (and large) shopping centre.


18 June-25 August (approx.)


A part of the official gateway to Sweden