Skibladner paddle steamer on lake Mjøsa –

Explore Lake Mjøsa with Skibladner

From the deck of DS Skibladner, you can experience Norway’s largest lake the old-fashioned way. Skibladner has passed regularly between Eidsvoll and Lillehammer since 1856, and is the oldest paddle steamer in the world still in operation.

Lake Mjøsa is located half an hour drive north of Oslo’s Airport Gardermoen. It is surrounded by lush farmlands, prospering towns and cultural heritage sites quite out of the ordinary. The liner DS Skibladner has connected the towns around Lake Mjøsa for more than 160 years. Today, the water route across the lake is an exotic, but also practical way of traveling if you’d like to explore the region.

Dinner onboard Skibladner
Dinner onboard Skibladner
Photo: VisitOsloregion/Didrick Stenersen


Skibladner’s website provides useful suggestions on how to organize your trip. If you arrive by car, it is a good idea to park by one of Skibladner’s docks, and return here later in the day. If you travel by train, bus or bike, you may of course choose freely where to board and go ashore.

Regardless of how far you will be travelling and where you start your journey, it is always a good idea to book your tickets for Skibladner in advance. “The white swan of Lake Mjøsa” is becoming increasingly popular.


Plan your trip

Skibladner's own website
 gives you schedules, prices and more information about how to plan your trip with the paddle steamer.

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