Sweden » Kindakanal | Sweden
The area south of Göta Canal
Kindakanal | Sweden: Characteristics & Overview
Rating of waterway
|Length of waterway:||80 km|
|Number of locks:||15|
|Lock dimensions:||24.50 x 4.50|
|Max. depth:||1.50||Max. headroom:||3.00|
|Degree of difficulty:||For beginners (few locks)|
|Character of waterway:||back to nature|
|Profile of waterway:||Used by tourists only|
Waterway has access to:Göta Canal | Sweden
Linköing, Tannevors, Hovetorp (Bjärky-Säby), Rimforsa & Horn (bei Hycklinge).
Only 6 km of the entire 80 km down to Horn had to be dug but the canal was only built between 1865 and 1871; probably because there was no industry in thes area. The waterway was then used first of all for the transport of wood and agricultural products.
Today, the area south of Roxen at Göta Canal is entirely reserved to leisure boaters.
As special highlights along the water, one passes prehistoric castles, burial grounds of the old and young Stone Age and many manor houses, partly very well looked after.