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.

Nonstop Cruises

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.

Seværdighed i Silkeborg på vandet

Classic Cruises

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.

Visit Silkeborg hvad sker der i Silkeborg?
Oplev silkeborg om aftenen med en sejltur

Evening Cruises 

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.

seværdigheder i østjylland og Aarhus
Kort sejltur på silkeborgsøerne

Nonstop Cruises

Discover Silkeborg from the waterside, with a one-hour cruise; a shorter cruise, but with big views. Learn more about nonstop cruises here.

Hvad kan jeg opleve i Aarhus?

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Refreshments Aboard

Enjoy a steaming cup of coffee while the pristine scenery glides by. Or how about a cold craft beer?


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