Leisure boat at the Kinda kanal

Opening times and lock fees on the Kinda kanal 2023

Which opening times apply to the locks on the Kinda kanal and what is the cost of passage? Here you can see the annual cycle of times when you can take a leisure craft along the waterways and the canal.

High season 26 June - 13 August

Morning: 09.00 -12.00
Closed for lunch 12.00-13.00
Afternoon: 13.00-19.00

Commercial traffic takes precedence. Delays can occur.

Brokind Lock and marine service station 
In Brokind there is a marine service station (diesel and petrol), which is open throughout the high season.

Tip! During the high season you can ring the lock keeper directly about 30 minutes before you plan to begin your canal trip to reduce possible waiting times. During the high season there is a current telephone number published on the homepage.

Numbers to each lock
Nykvarn: +46(0)70-647 37 05                           
Tannefors: +46(0)70-647 37 08                           
Hackefors/Hjulsbro: +46(0)70-647 37 11                           
Slattefors/Sturefors: +46(0)70-647 37 16                           
Hamra: +46(0)70-647 37 25                           
Hovetorp: +46(0)70-521 55 50                     
Brokind: +46(0)70-647 37 51 

Low Season

All traffic during low season must pre-book via telephone or mail, no later than 13.00 two working days before the desired start date.

Telephone: +46(0)706-47 37 00
E-mail: kanalverkstad@telia.com

Open for pre-booked boats in convoy. Start 09.00 at Nykvarn Lock for upstream lock passage and at Brokind Lock for downstream passage. A convoy for the whole stretch is expected to terminate around 17.00 Lunch break around 12.00-13.00.

The following dates are bookable for all locks in the Kinda Canal (note that we have extended opening times for Brokind Lock and Service Station):
May: 20, 27, 30, 31
June: 1-2, 6-9, 13-16, 20-22
August: 15-18, 22-25
September: 2, 9

Brokind Lock and Service Station (without booking):
Opening times: 09.00-19.00
Closed for lunch: 12.00-13.00
June: 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 23-30
July: 1-31/7
August: 1-13, 19-20

Brokind Lock and Service Station (with booking):
All traffic during the low season must be pre-booked via telephone or mail no later than 13.00 two working days before day of  arrival.

Telephone: +46(0)706-47 37 00
E-mail: kanalverkstad@telia.com

May: 20, 27, 30, 31
June: 1-2, 6-9, 13-16, 20-22
August: 15-18, 22-25
September: 2, 9

Lock passage at other times

Lock passage at times other than those specified above are allowed only if passage is possible. A surcharge of at least 400kr per boat or 600kr per group of boats is payable. Please contact the booking service in good time before the desired departure for prices, and confirmation on whether we have the possibility to grant you passage. 

Lock fees

Single passage per lock: 100 SEK
Single trip entire canal stretch: 1100 SEK
Return trip entire canal stretch (also functions as a season ticket): 1850 SEK
Brokind Lock season ticket: 900 SEK
Sturefors Lock season ticket: 900 SEK
Nykvarn Lock return: 100 SEK
Canoe: 50 SEK per canoe and lock (Canoes get lock passage only downstream and in a group of 5 minimum)

Lock fees to be paid at the locks 

In Brokind and Nykvarn payment by card is possible. Also swedish Swish mobile payment is avaliable. For security reasons cash is not accepted, thank you for your understanding.

Try the Kinda kanal with your Göta Canal ticket 
A free guest harbour day in Linköping with free return passage through the Nykvarn Lock is included in the Göta Canal ticket.

Drone picture at Hovetorp's marina

Common questions about leisure craft on the Kinda kanal

Where are the guest harbours where I can moor? How big can my boat be to be able to pass through the locks in the canal? How fast can I drive my boat? We have the answers to all the practical questions you have prior to your boat trip along the Kinda ...

Picture of Stångån and Kinda kanal at dusk

Contact Information

Need to contact anyone regarding the Kinda kanal? Here you have contact information for AB Kinda Kanal, telephone numbers for the different locks as well as other useful contacts.