Canals

It is allowed to paddle all lock-free canals. In order to avoid the risk of misunderstanding, it is therefore not allowed to pass södertälje lock or the locks in Stockholm. . This means the following canals are allowed:

  • Sotekanalen
    Sotekanalen, (or Sote canal) is a dug and blasted canal, located within the peninsula Ramsvikslandet, in the far west on Sotenäset in Sotenäs municipality in Bohuslän. Ramsvikslandet is part of Sotenäset and was a peninsula until the 1930s, when the partially blown up and dug Sote Canal was established. A swing bridge today connects the island with the mainland. The canal is an appreciated intra-archipelago route for recreational boats.
  • Falsterbokanalen
    The canal contains a sluice that can shut in order to prevent high currents through the canal when the difference in water level between the seas is large. It is allowed for HBB-paddlers to pass through this canal. Be aware if the sluice is shut - then you have to wait until it is opened. 
    This canal was built during WW2 because ships were forced to go far outside the shallow Falsterbo reef.  
  • Drags Kanal
    A small and narrow canal some 13 kilometers north Kalmar. The path is in the inner part of the peninsula Skäggenäs. It van be hard to find the south entrance due to all reed. The canal is declared an ancient monument, as well as a historic bridge over it. The old bridge was built as a stone wedge bridge at the beginning of the 19th century. 
  • Dragets Kanal
    Draget Canal (Swedish: Dragets kanal) is a Swedish canal in the municipality of Nynäshamn, county of Stockholm and province of Södermanland. Together with other natural channels, it provides a route between the ports of Nynäshamn and Södertälje avoiding the requirement to pass offshore of Landsort, although today it is only used by leisure craft.
  • Väddö kanal
    This canal has no lock or sluice and is the normal route for HBB paddlers. It provides a shortcut and also sheltered paddling compared to the open sea on the outside. The first canal was initiated by king Gustav Vasa already 1553. This new canal was opened for traffic year 1835.

 

Sotekanalen

Falsterbokanalen

Drags Kanal

Dragets Kanal

Väddö Kanal