Roller coaster in Sweden

Watch the on-ride POV
Location Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
Status Operating since 10 August 2018
Replaced Kanonen, Sagoslottet & Slänggungan
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Product Dive Coaster
Onsite construction RCS GmbH
Type Steel - Floorless - Diving
Riders per train 18
Hourly capacity 1100
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 47 metres
Drop 50 metres
Top speed 105 km/h
Length 750 metres
Inversions 3
Drop angle 90°
Duration 1:30

Valkyria is a steel Dive Coaster located Liseberg in Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden. Opened in 2018, the ride was manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard. It was built as part of a mythological-themed regeneration of the area near Balder, which also included a pendulum ride from Intamin named Loke.


The addition of Valkyria was announced in the fall of 2016.[1]

In October 2017, the first pieces of track arrived at Liseberg. The ride's first track piece was erected on 18 January 2018.

Valkyria was originally intended to open on the first day of Liseberg's 2018 season on 28 April 2018, however construction was delayed due to difficulties with creating the tunnel, meaning that the ride's opening was pushed back to summer 2018.[2]

On 29 May 2018, Valkyria's final track piece, part of the immelmann, was put into place.

Following further delays Valkyria opened on 10 August 2018. A press preview was held three days prior.[3][4]



Valkyria is 154.2 feet tall with a 164 foot tall partially underground drop. It is also Europe's longest and tallest dive coaster. A POV released by Liseberg on 13 April 2017 confirmed that the ride would feature an immelmann, a zero-g roll and a heartline roll, making for an overall total of three inversions.

Ride experience

Valkyria starts with the lift hill, turns 90 degrees to the right at the top, and then hangs over the drop. The 90 degree drop and tunnel leading into an immelmann, followed by an overbanked turn underneath the lift and into a zero-g roll. Then, it rises into a right hand 3/4 helix, s-curving to the left and into the third and final inversion, a heartline roll. After this, Valkyria does a right-hand turn into the brake run.


3 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 6 across in a single row, for a total of 18 riders per train. The seats are floorless and have B&M's vest harnesses.


The ride is located on the former site of Kanonen. Kanonen closed on 30 December 2016 to make way for Valkyria.


  1. "Liseberg amusement park has revealed development plans: Loke and Valkyria".
  2. Problemen bij bouw van nieuwe dive coaster in Zweden - Loopings
  3. We take a dive on Valkyria at Liseberg - ThemeParks-EU
  4. Hook, Patrick (2019). Ticket to Ride. USA: Chartwell Books. p. 190. ISBN 9780785835776.

External links

  • Valkyria on the Roller Coaster DataBase.

Articles on Liseberg