In Norse Mythology
, the ship Skidbladnir was presented as a gift to the Aesir
) by two dwarves, Brokk
, as part of a bet with Loki
(read that story here
- also note that the above writeup may still be correct in other stories, since Norse Mythology
is very inconsistent).
Skidbladnir is a huge ship made of gold, that will always sail with the wind. When not needed, Skidbladnir can be folded together, small enough to be put in a pocket.
(Thanks to Gritchka for correcting my spelling error)
The worlds oldest, still running steam ship
is a ferry across Mjøsa
), the biggest lake in Norway
. This ship is called Skibladner
, the Norwegian
name for Skidbladnir. Skibladner has been running since 1856 and is a large tourist attraction. A fare will cost approximately NOK
200,- (about 15 GBP
Skibladners website, www.skibladner.no, has more information.