During the summertime, the old steamboat from 1892 Trafik operates June to August. You can make a day-trip to Vadstena and Ödeshög on the east side of the lake Vättern. Or you can choose to visit Island Visingsö. Steamboat S/S Trafik is also offering jazz cruises where passengers can enjoy a magical evening on board listening to live music while cruising the waters of the lake. Sometimes they also do an one hour trip, if you are short on time.
The Steamboat Trafik
The Steamboat Trafik is one of Sweden's oldest and best preserved steamboats. She made her first trip in 1892 connecting the west and the east side of lake Vättern and has done so ever since. In the fast world of today, she serves as one of Hjo's major tourist attractions by offering visitors a glimpse of yesteryear.
- Booking are made through Hjo Tourist Information Center; email@example.com, +46 (0) 503 352 55
- You pay your ticket before boarding - be there about 20 minutes before take off. You pay with cash (or through the Swedish app "Swish"). This does not apply to the Jazz-trips (you pay these in advance)
- When booking all the passengers names must be published to staff of Hjo Tourist Information Center. Also one phone number/email address to reach you. Name are required by Swedish authorities/Swedish law
Roundtrip on lake Vättern
All round trips are 1 hour and starts in the Hjo Wharf. Kids under 7 years travel for free. Children up to 12 years kost SEK 50 and grown ups cost SEK 100. Pre book your spots by contacting Visit Hjo, tourist information.
Visit the Island Visingsö
You travel from Hjo in the morning at 10 am and will be back in Hjo at 6.15 pm. The journey takes approximately 2 hours 15 minutes. You have about 4 hours to spend on the island. Kids under 7 years travel for free. Children up to 12 years kost SEK 100 and grown ups cost SEK 250. Pre book your spots by contacting Visit Hjo, tourist information. Read about what you can do during your stay here.
Take a trip to - or from - Hästholmen (Ödeshög)
During one of Swedens biggest Art and Craft Fair in Hjo Town Park, Steamboat Trafik has a tradition of pick up people from the other side of the lake Vättern. The boat will ride through the water to Hästholmen. You can ether choose to spend your day in Hästholmen, or to be present in Hjo. Kids under 7 years travel for free. Children up to 12 years kost SEK 100 and grown ups cost SEK 220. Pre book your spots by contacting Visit Hjo, tourist information.
Make a day-trip to Vadstena
In July you can make a trip to the medieval city Vadstena. The boat will stop outside the castle and you will have time do experience some of the city. Kids under 7 years travel for free. Children up to 12 years kost SEK 100 and grown ups cost SEK 250. Pre book your spots by contacting Visit Hjo, tourist information.
Enjoy a ride with the Steam boat on lake Vättern and experience the jazz cruise. We guarantee a wonderful evening to the sound of lake Vättern's waves and swaying jazz music. Sure does it sound cozy? All children are the same price as adults SEK 280. Pre book and pay in advance by contacting Visit Hjo, tourist information.