HjejlenTake a trip with Hjejlen - the world's oldest paddle steamer in operation.
Out on the lakes with Hjejlen
Enjoy getting out on the Silkeborg lakes with Hjejlen. During the summer, Hjejlen and the other tour boats in the Hjejlen fleet daily sail from Silkeborg to Himmelbjerget and on to the small town of Laven.
Hjejlen dates back to 1861, and the steam engine was the best at the time. The paddle steamer has been a historical legend and is now regarded as a kind of active museum. Stroll down into the engine room and see the old engine and the coal, which is used to keep the boiler running. See also the cozy cabin which originally was intended for the passages of 1 class.
The sailing time from Silkeborg to Himmelbjerget is 1 hour and 15 minutes. The other tour boats also sail non-stop round trips from Silkeborg and Himmelbjerget.
Remember to experience the beautiful Silkeborg Lakes in the evening. Enjoy the beautiful summer evenings on a trip with Hjejlen.
See the schedule for Hjejlen.