Cruises with the Hjejle Fleet
Grand scenery and memorable moments swirl together aboard our eight unique Hjejle boats. From Silkeborg, we sail to Himmelbjerget just as we’ve done since 1861. Since then, however, we have added shorter cruises to our repertoire, including nonstop and evening cruises.
Looking for a full day of activities? Why not sail from Silkeborg and disembark at Himmelbjerget, just in time for lunch. Take in the stunning views and enjoy a traditional Danish lunch at the restaurant. Or maybe have a picnic, whilst the kids run amok on the big playground at the top of Himmelbjerget. After exploring Himmelbjerget, take the boat back to Silkeborg, and disembark at AQUA Aquarium and Animal Park. This is a great place to learn about local flora and fauna and the kids can get some hands-on experiences. If art is more appealing, disembark at Indelukket and spend the afternoon exploring Museum Jorn. Either way, Silkeborg is just a short walk from these attractions.
If pressed for time, we offer shorter roundtrips from Silkeborg. The perfect occasion to drink a cup of coffee and take a break from a busy day of sightseeing. Or why not round off a day of sightseeing with an evening roundtrip, soaking up the last rays of summer sun.
We also offer scenic cruises from Ry and Laven to Himmelbjerget. Disembark and hike to the top for stunning views of the lake district or a classic Danish lunch in the restaurant. Alternatively, enjoy the lakes bathed in golden rays of evening sunshine, as the boat slowly glides through the landscape.
Welcome aboard for a break on the lakes. When Hjejleselskabet’s cozy boats sail nonstop cruises from Silkeborg harbor, nature frames one hour of quality time for big and small alike. The nonstop cruises are a shorter alternative to our classic cruises, and entice one to lean back and spend the hour tuning in to one’s senses and being present with those one holds dear.
Having chosen one´s seat, either in the salon with the panorama windows or outside on the front deck, the boat glides calmly from the harbor through Remstrup creek, charting a course towards all the greenery. Life along the creek is a wonderful mishmash of happy canoers, mother duck with her ducklings, kayakers, the local Silkeborgensere in their gardens right on the waterfront, and of course the other nostalgic sister boats of the Hjejle fleet.
Gliding from the narrow creek, out into Brassø, one senses the difference between the bustle of the city and the feeling of wide, open spaces. From here, the boat turns back towards Silkeborg harbor.
Note that this cruise does not dock along the route, nor does I pass Himmelbjerget.
Tranquility envelopes one, as the boat casts off from shore. We are all aboard – in the same boat. Learn more about our classic cruises here.
The last rays of golden summer sun strike the placid lake, as the boat slowly breaks the lake’s surface. Learn more about our evening cruises here.
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Enjoy a steaming cup of coffee while the pristine scenery glides by. Or how about a cold craft beer?
If you are a group of 15 persons or more, paying together on a cruise, you receive a discount of 10%.
We offer several options to suite your needs. You can either hop aboard one of the scheduled cruises or charter a boat and plan your own excursion. If you hop aboard one of our scheduled cruises, we offer a 10% group discount to parties of 15 or more persons paying together. Check out our map of piers, to plan your trip.
On the other hand, if you charter a boat, you can choose the where and when of your excursion and customize an adventure according to your needs. We also offer various catering options, when you charter a boat.
Do you have questions or need help planning your excursion? Get in touch, we would love to help you plan a memorable excursion.
Mågen is a great vessel for larger groups, and persons with reduced mobility. She offers wide walkways, a wheelchair lift and a handicap toilet.
Incorporating a boat trip for part of your excursion, is a great idea. Our experience tells us, that the best way to plan your trip is to depart from Silkeborg and disembark at Ludvigslyst. Or depart from Ry and disembark at Laven. At these two piers, there is a large parking lot for the bus and only a short walk from the pier to the parking lot.
Note that if you choose to disembark at one of the other piers, your guests have to walk between 500 – 1,000 meters from the pier to the bus. And if some of your guests have reduced mobility, we recommend that you sail with Mågen.
Forget about school books and cell phones for a moment, and instead immerse yourself in nature and exciting tales of the lake district’s past, present and future. The Hjejle fleet is the perfect classroom whether it be biology, geography or history. For this type of excursion, we recommend chartering Tranen and if you bring a packed lunch, you are welcome to enjoy it aboard the boat.