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Old paddle steamer trip

This steamer from around 1885 is the oldest paddle steamer in the world that is still in timetable... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Haugland
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Bergen, Norway
Bucket List Material

We had an incrediblly nice journey from Eidsvoll to Hamar this August. The ship is the oldest... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Excel2Travel
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Lysaker, Norway
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“strawberries” (3 reviews)
“salmon” (3 reviews)
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Bryggevegen 1, Gjovik 2821, Norway
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This steamer from around 1885 is the oldest paddle steamer in the world that is still in timetable use. The trip can be taken from various locations around lake Mjøsa and you can choose one-way trips and round trips to suit your needs. Our trip...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

We had an incrediblly nice journey from Eidsvoll to Hamar this August. The ship is the oldest operating steam padler in the world - operating since 1856. The ship itself is like a little museum. Make sure you explore all the available parts of the...More

Thank Excel2Travel
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We spent a fantastic trip in this 160 years old boat from Lillehammer to Hamar last Saturday Took the train from Oslo to lillehammar , walked around in the old town ( worth spending a few hours) and back from Hamar. A nice "full day"...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

This is a must. This old boat is so beautiful and majestic the way it sails on Mjosa. You can board the boat in Gjovik, Hamar or Lillehammer. Refreshment on boards.

Thank Wenche D
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

Unawares, we found ourselves onboard the 161 year old Skibladner wheel steamer on her first voyage day of the season. And what a treat! Salutes when arriving at a harbour for the first time this year, flowers for the captain and crew, crowds waving their...More

Thank Sigmund L
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Eva S, Kundeansvarlig at DS Skibladner, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Thank you for the nice review, welcome back another time :)

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Reviewed 28 June 2017

We had a full evening on the boat/ship as part of a conference I attended, and we had the whole boat to ourselves. We had good food- salmon with potatoes, and strawberries for dessert. I would have been even better with warmer weather, but I...More

Thank lindri
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Eva S, Kundeansvarlig at DS Skibladner, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Nice to hear that you enjoyed the food and trip, we hope to provide you with sunshine on your next trip :)

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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.

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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
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Reviewed 10 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

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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
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