D/S Skibladner - history in motion
Welcome to Skibladner, the white swan of Lake Mjøsa!
Skibladner is the world’s oldest paddle steamer in timetabled service and one of Norway’s best-loved attractions, being 167 years old in August 2023. She is still powered by her steam engines from 1888, and offers a uniquely authentic experience of steamship travel in the 1800s. The most scenic view of Lake Mjøsa is available on the paddle steamer Skibladner on a beautiful summer's day.
Six days a week at 09:30, the sound of the ships's bell and steam whistle sound notice that the boat is embarking on its journey from Gjøvik pier. Her maiden voyage was in August 1856, making her the world’s oldest preserved paddle steamer still in timetabled service.
Timetabled service: June 25th - August 18th
The ship’s restaurant “1. plads Matsalon” is one of the region’s best restaurants, with an interior that is breathtaking.
Start your day with a tasty breakfast, enjoy a salad for lunch or enjoy a meal featuring Skibladner’s traditional salmon, followed up with fresh strawberries and coffee.
Please contact us for group prices.
Read more on Skibladners English webpage
Wheelchairs, dogs and smoking
• Skibladner is classified as a protected historical vessel that unfortunately was never built to accommodate wheelchairs. Thus we're sorry to inform that wheelchairs are prohibited due to safety reasons.
• No animals are allowed on the board, with the exception of service dogs.
• Smoking is prohibited on board.
Food and drinks
- fish and shellfish
- Norwegian cuisine
- restaurant - fully licensed