Skibladner paddle steamer

Address: Jernbanetorvet 3, 2821 Gjøvik Date: Tuesday 22 jun 2021 - Saturday 17 Jul 2021 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.

 

Skibladner" is the pride of the inland. Launched in 1856, she is the world's oldest paddle steamer in scheduled service. Every summer, she draws her broad, creaming wake across the expanse of Lake Mjøsa. This venerable old lady plies between the villages and towns around Mjøsa: Lillehammer, Moelv, Gjøvik, Hamar and Eidsvoll; quiet country towns basking in the Norwegian summer sunshine.

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.

Skibladner can also be chartered for special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, business arrangements and events. The scenery and unique experience of this veteran paddle ship will leave a long lasting impression on anyone who sails on her.

Lake Mjösa is the largest lake of Norway and has a surface on, 336 square km. The maximum depth of Mjösa is 443 meters. Lake Mjösa borders to three counties and seven municipalities.
The length of the lake is 117 km, and the total length of the shoreline is 273 km. 90 km of the shoreline is covered by forests and 80 km by agricultural land.

Facts about P.S. Skibladner
Built at the Motala Shipyard in Sweden 1854 - 1856 Assembled at Minnesund, near Eidsvoll, 1854–56
Maiden voyage: 2nd August, 1856
Refitted and lengthened at Minnesund by Aker Shipyard in 1888
Length post 1888: 165 feet
Hull beam admidships: 16 feet 7 inches
Draft: 5 feet 6 inches
Triple expansion double-acting steam engine providing 606 b.h.p
Max speed: 14 knots at 44 revolutions per minute
Operating speed: 13.2 knots at 42 revolutions per minute
Steel paddle wheels, diameter 16 feet, 8 feathering floats per wheel
Engine built at Aker Shipyard in 1888. New boilers in 1983
Crew: minimum 6, maximum 16, in accordance with Norwegian shipping regulations
Maximum number of passengers: 230

Visitors’ address:
Strandgata 28A, 2821 Gjøvik
(entry from adjacent street, Bjørnsonsgate)

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Occasions

Date Time Location    
22 Jun
Tuesday 22 jun 2021 15:00 - 18:00 Skibladner paddle steamer
24 Jun
Thursday 24 jun 2021 15:00 - 18:00 Skibladner paddle steamer
26 Jun
Saturday 26 jun 2021 15:00 - 18:00 Skibladner paddle steamer
29 Jun
Tuesday 29 jun 2021 15:00 - 18:00 Skibladner paddle steamer

Contact information

Phone number
47 61144080
Contact person name
Skibladnerkontoret
Contact person email
Opening hours
Sailing to Lillehammer and from Lillehammer on Thuesday, Thursday and Saturdays.
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