Welcome aboard Ternen

Nostalgic presence on the lake

M/S Ternen, from 1896, is highly popular for summer sightseeing cruises and more intimate social outings, offering a cozy and nostalgic atmosphere.

Ternen was purchased by Hjejleselskabet to meet the increasing demand for sailing on the Gudenå River.

Even though the old lady has been sailing with many thousands of happy guests every year since, she remains incredibly well-maintained. Time has simply embraced the boat, giving it a soul that contributes to creating authentic experiences on board.


Since 1896

Ternen's story

Ternen was built in Kristianstad, Sweden, and sailed to Randers, where it was registered. From there, the journey continued towards Silkeborg. Like Hjejlen, Ternen faced challenges on its maiden voyage, including in Randers, where 180 people had to board before the ship could pass under a railway bridge.

In its early years, Ternen sailed on the route between Silkeborg and Himmelbjerget, but later the boat found its home base in Ry.

Ternen returned home to Silkeborg.

After a quarter century of smoke and steam, the boiler was wearing out, and it was decided to rebuild Ternen into a motorboat. A 2-cylinder Kelvin petroleum engine with 36 horsepower was installed.

From the beginning of the occupation, a prohibition was issued against using gasoline for tourist sailing, so Ternen was laid up during the years 1940-1945.

In 1984, tables were installed in the salon of Ternen, allowing for dining arrangements on board. This made Ternen more versatile than before.


Engine power: 140 hp
Top speed: 8 knots
Max number of passengers: 80
Table seats: 38


Heated salon.
Large windows with nice light and a good view.
Outdoor front deck with seating.

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