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Ångaren Thor vid Kronobergs slottsruin

Take a trip on the 130 year old steamboat Thor. In summertime, lake Helgasjön is served by the fantastic steamboat Thor. Welcome to enjoy a ride on board and go through the locks at Sweden’s southernmost lock in Åby.

We offer lock tours, Helgasjö tours and storytelling tours (in swedish). You can also hire the steamboat Thor for various tours. All tours depart from Kronoberg’s castle ruins, which is also Thor’s home port.

The steamboat Thor was built in 1887 at Bergsund’s Mechanical Workshop in Stockholm, and the same year that Thor was built, Sweden’s southernmost lock at Åby was also completed.

The steamboat Thor offers trips from May to August every year.

Get tickets to The Steamboat Thor

The steamboat Thor operates on lake Helgasjön from May to August. Tickets are available from April. We offer lock tours and trips on lake Helgasjön. 

Tickets can be bought at Smålands museum during regular opening hours or digitally via

Offered trips

Take a tour through Sweden’s southernmost lock (approximately 2.5 hours)

The ride starts at the ruins of historical Kronoberg castle, then sails up to Åby lock and back again.


Adult SEK 230
Children 5-12 years SEK 110
Children under 5 years rides for free

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Trip on lake Helgasjön (approximately 1 hour)

Duck under low bridges, see Kronoberg castle ruins from the water and feel the wind in your hair. See Lake Helgasjön from a new angle out on the open water.


Adult SEK 190
Children 5-12 years SEK 90
Children under 5 years ride for free

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Visiting address

The Steamboat Thor is located at Kronoberg’s castle ruins, about 8 kilometers outside the center of Växjö. Kronoberg’s castle ruins are well signposted, and parking spaces are available.

Before you go

Food on the steamer Thor

It is OK to bring your own snack on the steamer Thor. You can also book a coffee basket from the nearly located Ryttmästaregården in advance. 

Photograph or film on The Steamboat Thor

It is OK to photograph and film without a tripod on The Steamboat Thor.

Animals are not allowed

Due to the risk of allergies, we do not allow pet animals on the boat. Guide dogs are the exception.

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