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The world's oldest preserved paddle steamer in timetabled service, with live steam engines, paddle... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
Lillehammer, Norway
Peaceful voyage on Lake Mjøsa

The worlds oldest paddlesteamer still in operation is definitely worth a visit. I took it from... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Geir S
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DS Skibladner is over 160 years old and provides an authentic experience of steamship traffic in the 1800s. Aboard the ship, you can enjoy the beautiful landscape of Mjosa, experience steam engine and blades in operation, admire the magnificent lounges under deck, sending postcards from the ship's own mailbox, and enjoy a good meal in 1st Plads Madsalon. Besides, we have a number of exciting events with diverse music and entertainment throughout the season.
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“strawberries” (2 reviews)
“hamar” (3 reviews)
Bryggevegen 1, Gjovik 2821, Norway
+47 61 14 40 80
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

The world's oldest preserved paddle steamer in timetabled service, with live steam engines, paddle wheels and a speed of 12 knots. The steamboat Skibladner was launched on August 2, 1856 nad have been in service since. Original and authentic athmosphere, menu is salamon and strawberries.

Thank erik2609
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The worlds oldest paddlesteamer still in operation is definitely worth a visit. I took it from Gjovik, to Hamar and back. In the restaurant I enjoyed the Signature dish; Norwegian Salmon and fresh strawberries

Thank Geir S
Reviewed 9 August 2016

If you visit the Oslo area or any town around the lake Mjøsa in the summertime (mid June-mid August) make sure you book a tour on Skibladner, the oldest paddle-steamer still in scheduled service! I love going on this magnificent vessel, it is really the...More

Thank Ullert
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We had a lovely time, going from Moelv to Lillehammer, and back. Depending on the weather, this is unbeatable in this area! But if the weather is bad... I wouldn't recommend it. Nothing is as gloomy as a lake without sunshine!

Thank Lexidh
Reviewed 3 June 2016

We travel with Skibladner fra Gjøvik to Hamar and back. It was lovely to sit on deck in the sun. The kiosk offers tea, coffee, waffles and other snacks. It's a bit expensive, but not more so than other tourist attractions in Norway. The only...More

2  Thank kaffedamen
Reviewed 21 June 2015

Unfortunately, the boat starts tours on the 15 th of June. So, the guests in the town should realize that it is not available all the year round.

Thank AyyaH
Reviewed 24 May 2015

Just go and enjoy the Cruice on Mjøsa - Norway's biggest and perhaps deepest lake. Even if it is not obligatory you may want to enjoy dinner: Salmon, white wine and Strawberries. It is a very beautiful ship ride - unlike most you have been...More

Thank Knut F
Reviewed 17 April 2013

Just a roof over the boat. Nothing to see, nothing to enjoy. Do not understand why this is included here.

1  Thank Bbldsh
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