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Līgatne Ferry crossing over the Gauja River

The Līgatne ferry is the only remaining ferry across the Gauja River. It's the only this kind of ferry in the Baltic States. The ferry-boat is formed of two wooden boats placed parallel according to the catamaran principle and connected by means of boards.

The ferry-boat is formed of two wooden boats placed parallel according to the catamaran principle and connected by means of boards. A cable stretched across a river prevents the ferry from being carried down the river, and the ferry is transferred from one bank to the other by using the energy of the stream. 

The ferry is closed if the water level in the Gauja is too high or low, as well as when the river is frozen in winter.

Further information about the ferry may be obtained at the Līgatne Nature Trails Visitors Centre or Ligatne Tourism information centre.

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Coordinates:
57.255562, 25.044363
An alternative description

Līgatne district, Līgatne parish, Gaujas iela, Līgatne, LV-4108
+371 64153169
+371 29189707
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Discount: 

For a pedestrian and with a bicycle – LVL 0.50. For a car (incl. a motorcycle, a scooter, a quad) - LVL 3.00
For a vehicle with a full mass exceeding 2.5 t (incl. a vehicle with a trailer) - LVL 5.00. A vehicle driver does not need to buy a ticket.

Last updated: 
30.09.2014