Sailing on Norway's Oldest Paddle Steamer -- The best way to travel to Hamar is aboard the world's oldest paddle steamer, Skibladner (tel. 61-14-40-80), which calls not only at Hamar, but also at Eidsvoll and Lillehammer, among other points. The ship was built in 1854 and is still in good shape, stretching 50m (164 ft.) long and measuring 5m (16 ft.) wide. It has a cruising speed of 12 knots and sails from the middle of June to the middle of August. Onboard is a luxurious 70-seat restaurant that's fully licensed and serves regional specialties. The most popular route is between Hamar and Lillehammer, taking 4 hours and costing NOK230 ($46/£23) per person one-way.

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