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Important information:  Information about Göta älv bridge in Gothenburg

Fairway closure at Hisingsbron.

The closure relates to the transport and assembly of pylon base 16

Stop for all maritime traffic during the period 

Date / Time:

The fairway will be closed on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 2 p.m. 08:00 and will reopen Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 08.00.

Following days the Marieholms bridges in Gothenburg will be closed for sea traffic.

Week 48

Saturday 22:00 – 05:00

 The bridges and locks between Ströms sluss and Gropbron is open daily between 09.00-19.00.

Contact with bridges and locks, use VHF Channel 9. New for this year is a service number to call (+4676-137 612 8) regarding questions about bridge opening and lock passage. The number will be active daily  09.00 - 19.00 between 3/6 until 31/8.


The marina just upstreams the locks in Trollhättan on Åkerssjö is open season 2019 between 26/4 and 1/10. Electricity, water, toilet and shower is available. One overnight stay is included in the lock fee.

Gästhamnen Åkerssjö

 The Åkerssjö marina

 Guest toilets at Ströms sluss is closed due to sabotage

Between april 1 st and september 30 th the Jordfall bridge will not open for pleasure boats during rush hour weekdays (07.00-09.00 and 16.00-18.00).







The Trollhätte Canal is 82 km long. The difference in level between Lake Vänern an the sea is 44 m. This charge is catered for by six locks: one at Lilla Edet of 6 m, four at Trollhättan of 32 m in total and one at Brinkebergskulle of 6 m.

Ships have used the Göta Älv and Lake Vänern for centuries. As early as the 16th century there were plans to sail from Lake Vänern to the sea with the help of locks. It was not until the year of 1800 that the first locks were completed. And in 1916 the present locks were taken into use.

An average of five merchant ships pass through the locks daily throughout the year and during the summer months, more than 3,000 pleasure boats.

For safety reasons we strictly advise that pleasure boats do not traffic the canal in the dark or in poor visibility. Merchant marine traffic has priority in the locks. All bridges and locks are remotely controlled by the Central in Trollhättan and each bridge has a sign with information about the next opening.

The cost for passing the canal with a leisure boat is 1000 SEK. Payment is due in lock 3 at the Central in Trollhättan. Credit cards are accepted.


For more information: +46 771 63 50 50

Open weekdays 8 am - 4.30 pm.