Equipped with both sails and a steam engine, «Hansteen» represents the transitional period between the ancient and modern eras of shipbuilding. The ship was financed by the Norwegian government and built at the Nyland Mechanical Workshop in 1866. Having initially played an important role as an ocean research vessel, the ship was later used for transportation and lodging before it was rediscovered and renovated following an initiative by Mr. Olaf T. Engvig.
During the summer season, you'll find «Hansteen» next to the Pirbadet waterpark at Brattørkaia, its point of departure for sailings on the Trondheim Fjord. During the winter season, the ship is moored on the Nidelven river next to the Trondheim Maritime Museum, where it undergoes maintenance work. «Hansteen» is a floating cultural heritage site, and it is our wish that it shall remain accessible for a wide audience looking for knowledge about this venerable old ship in particular and about steam ships in general.
It is our ambition that our taking responsibility for «Hansteen» will give us a boost of inspiration and new opportunities that will help us preserve and convey the rich coastal culture of the Trøndelag region. We have now entered a new phase of the important preservation work that was initiated by Olaf T. Engvig and continued by the foundation Stiftelsen DS Hansteen and the association Foreningen Gamle Dampen. We hope that this work will provide everyone living in our region with new experiences and rich learning opportunities.
Welcome on board!