Transportation in Sweden:

By Boat & Cruise





Air | Boat | Bus | Car | Rail

Sweden's waterways have long been an inspiration to artists and poets. There is nothing quite like their rugged grace, the way the land and water set each other off. The islands of Lake Mälaren alone form a fresh water archipelago unmatched in Europe, and the overall Stockholm archipelago totals more than 24,000 islands and islets. Lake Vänern, Sweden's largest lake (and Europe's third largest) has considerable expanses of open water and quite a few small archipelagos. Many of the lakes are chained together by rivers, a natural phenomenon that makes Sweden perfect for boating. Because much of Sweden is surrounded by water, it is possible to cruise to, from, and into Sweden from other Scandinavian and European cities.

Undoubtably, Sweden's greatest liquid assets are its canals, such as the famous Göta Canal. They connect major cities and different bodies of water, and the many locks and unspoiled countryside make this type of travel unique and unforgettable. There are many cruise options available, and travel time can vary from a couple of hours to 3-4 days. Boat rentals are also easily obtainable -- from sailing yachts and motor boats to veteran charter -- all of high quality with or without a skipper. All boats should carry property damage insurance and a deposit is required in advance. Strict navigation rules apply.

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