Welcome aboard!

The rugged nature around the Femunden area has attracted many nature lovers over the years. In the spring, summer, and fall of 2024, Femund II will once again sail on Norway’s second-largest natural lake, offering many exciting experiences for all ages.

Femund II departs from the dock in Synnervika every morning at 9:00 AM. There is parking available here, and for those traveling by public transport, there is a bus from Røros station at 8:15 AM. The boat makes several stops along the round trip, allowing for a hike while waiting for the return journey.

Onboard, you will find a kiosk with local dishes, waffles, coffee, soft drinks, beer, and wine.

Photo: Fotograf Skancke

The traditional MS Fæmund II sails on Norway’s second- largest lake throughhout the summer season

The traditional M/S Fæmund II sails on Norway’s second-largest lake throughout the summer season.

During the summer season, the traditional M/S Fæmund II takes you along the “inland sea” of Femunden. With an area of 203 km² and a length of 60 km, Femunden is Norway’s second-largest lake. Onboard the boat, you can enjoy the scenic views of Femundsmarka. You can also combine the trip with hikes in and around Femundsmarka from the various stops. M/S Fæmund II has a capacity of 100 passengers.

Photo: Fotograf Skancke

Experience Femundsmarka

Are you tempted to paddle a canoe on calm lakes? Hike through rugged pine forests and tall mountains? Try your luck fishing in the countless waterways? In Femundsmarka, there are opportunities for shorter trips, but many choose to stay in the area for an extended period to fully immerse themselves in the natural surroundings.

Here, you might catch a big fish while reindeer wander by. Many people camp in tents, lavvos, hammocks, or under the open sky to stay close to nature.

Respect the wildlife and leave nature as you would like to find it.

Photo: Sindre Mathias Nilsen

A taste of the mountains Onboard

We take pride in serving you traditional food based on local ingredients during your trip along Femunden. The climate in the region allows the ingredients to grow slowly, giving them a rich and unique flavor. This distinctive taste has made the Røros region one of the leading areas for local food in Norway. Onboard, you can enjoy some specialties.

You can also purchase the FEMUNDPLANKE onboard, a flavorful dish with a local touch.

An old route

In 1886 a shipping company was established at Røros. Their first steamboat S/S Fæmund had her first trip on the lake in 1887.
​There has been regular boat traffic on Femund since then.

The first boat was a 60 feet long wooden vessel named “Fæmund”. However , this was too small for the towing of timber, so in 1905 the new steel ship, 82 feet long was put on water, and named Fæmund II. Today – more than 100 years later, we have the same boat running – quite an elderly lady!