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Lovely old ship.

We were lucky as we turned up for a visit when they were opening the next week and rather than turn... read more

Reviewed June 26, 2018
Bedfordrl
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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I liked it!

Getting on this old boat is a good idea! You really get the feeling of beeing on an old "war... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2017
Pål R
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Oslo, Norway
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Jun 26, 2018
“Lovely old ship.”
Feb 12, 2017
“I liked it!”
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DS Hestmanden is a sailing monument paying hommage to the Norwegian warsailors. The ship is the only remaining Norwegian vessel from the merchant fleet who provided supplies for the allied forces in both world wars. A hihlight of her career was when...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Bredalsholmen Dock & Warf., Kristiansand 4623, Norway
+47 38 12 03 50
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Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

We were lucky as we turned up for a visit when they were opening the next week and rather than turn us away we got a personal tour. The condition of this 1911 ship is testimony to the graft and love of the volunteers ....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Bedfordrl
Reviewed February 12, 2017

Getting on this old boat is a good idea! You really get the feeling of beeing on an old "war sailor", and how it must have felt. I don't know if it really opens this summer, check it out before entering.. But what an historic...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Pål R
Reviewed March 15, 2016

I could go on and on and on about this ship, the engine and the crew but you will have to see for yourself. You´ll be surprised. Awesome!

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed May 17, 2015

We were on a cruise through the fjords and one of the scheduled stops was Stavanger for the day. Unfortunately, we arrived on the day of a religious bank holiday, so Stavanger was CLOSED - literally. Bars, restaurants, shops everything was closed. But then in...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Anna J
Reviewed August 24, 2013

When you come into Kristiansand by ferry you see a big grey boat moared up. I assumed it was an old war ship. It's the D/S Hestmanden, and you can visit it. In fact, it's an old cargo ship, steam powered, that was used during...More

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank thenighthawks
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