Skibladner paddle steamer
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. 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 lake Mjøsa: Lillehammer, Moelv, Gjøvik, Hamar and Eidsvoll; quiet country towns basking in the Norwegian summer sunshine.
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. 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 fully restored to her 1888 appearance and is in excellent condition - giving you an accurate picture 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, your guests will be able to enjoy a landscape that will please all the senses. We see that our guests go ashore refreshed and exhiliarated after a voyage on our unique floating museum!
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
Time table Skibladner
In the period 25 June to 18 August Skibladner sails in daily traditional route on Mjøsa! Welcome abord!
TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY
From Gjøvik 09:30 To Hammer 10:45
From Hamar 11:15 To Gjøvik 12:25
From Gjøvik 12:40 From Moe 13:30
To Lillehammer 14:45 From Lillehammer 15:00
From Moelv 16:30 To Gjøvik 17:20
From Gjøvik 17:30 To Hamar 18:40
From Hamar 18:45 To Gjøvik 20:00
AS Oplandske Dampskibsselskap
Skibladnerkontoret, Jernbanegate 2, Postboks 230, N-2802 Gjøvik, Norway
Tlf:+47 - 61 14 40 80
Fax +47 - 61 14 40 81