Skibladner the world oldest paddle steamer

Address: Jernbanetorvet 3, 2821 Gjøvik Date: Thursday 22 jun 2017 - Saturday 12 Aug 2017 Show map

Address: Jernbanetorvet 3, 2821 Gjøvik

The world's oldest preserved paddle steamer in timetabled service, with live steam engines, paddle wheels and a speed of 12 knots. "Skibladner" is the pride of Norway's inland, and one of Norway's best-loved tourist attractions. You can easily make a day trip on her if you are staying in the Oslo area – or planning to visit Lillehammer. Not to be missed.

WHY travel with Skibladner? She's a unique vessel in beautiful surroundings, with excellent food and an exciting 150-year history. Something for everyone! Fully licensed restaurant on board.

• WHERE: Lake Mjøsa, 1–2 hours north of Oslo
• WHEN: Late June to mid-August. Sailings daily (except Mondays).
• HOW MUCH: Tickets from NOK 180, children up to 12 years old travel free.
Every summer, Skibladner draws her broad wake across Lake Mjøsa, Norway's largest inland lake, an hour's drive north of the capital, Oslo.
A voyage on this unique vessel is an experience not to be missed! Skibladner sails between the villages and towns around Lake Mjøsa as she has always done: Lillehammer, Moelv, Gjøvik, Hamar and Eidsvoll — idyllic country towns basking in the Norwegian summer sunshine.
Skibladner has been painstakingly restored to her 1888 appearance — giving you an authentic experience of 19th century steamship travel in Norway. With her rhythmic and relaxing paddling across the lake, as well as the temptations provided by her first class restaurant and cafeteria, Skibladner provides a treat for all your senses.

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