St. Olavsleden – Follow St. Olav through historical forests and mountains

St. Olavsleden is the northernmost pilgrim trail in the world. The trail is approximately 580 kilometres long and extends from the Baltic Sea in the east to the Atlantic Ocean in the west, from Selånger in Sweden to Trondheim in Norway. The trail goes through large forests, over mountains, along lakes and past historic sites. St. Olavsleden is the Scandinavian equivalent to the El Camino de Santiago de Compostela, the famous pilgrim route to Spain.

IMPORTANT INFO

ALTERNATE ROUTE FROM GRIMNÄS/E14 TO GÄLLÖ
Alternate route from Grimnäs/E14 to Gällö due to fire. From the crossing at E14, follow the main road along the bike route to Gällö. Route already sealed off, respect signs and instructions from local authorities.

Please join the Facebook-group Hiking along St. Olavsleden for more important information.

 

HOLMEN BRIDGE IN VUKU CLOSED
Due to roadwork, Holmen bridge in Vuku is closed the whole summer. It opens in November 2018. Pilgrims have to walk the road via Steine between Sul and Vuku. We will put up signs as soon as possible at Garnes to prevent pilgrims from a long detour, but the signs are not there yet.
At Garnes, follow road 72 – Jamtlandsvegen – over the bridge, and then follow the road signs towards Stiklestad. Blue dots on the attached map shows the new route.

When nature calls 

Here are some tips on how to respond when nature calls. Human waste should not go into the trash bag. If the crisis is close when you’re far from a toilet: Dig a small hole. Relieve yourself. Cover the hole with earth. Please bury your toilet paper as well or take it with you.

That way, we can all enjoy our travels along the trail.

Animations: Malin Almén, Animerat.se
Clips and sounds: Mats Öhr

MEET OUR AMBASSADORS!
Get to know the pilgrims who already traveled on the trail.

OUR AMBASSADORS

MAPS & ACCOMMODATION
New and improved, digital, clickable and ‘zoomable’ maps, including accommodation. Click on “ways to travel” and choose your way.

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PACKAGE TOURS
Do you want to experience St. Olavsleden trail – But may not want to plan everything on your own? We offer you a several arrangements.

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ST. OLAVSLEDEN GUIDEBOOK
St. Olavsledens Guidebook – In four languages!  Swedish, English, German and Dutch. The guide is available at the St. Olavsleden shop.

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PILGRIM STORIES
Meet pilgrims from all over the world that share their St. Olavsleden experiences – with words, images and contemplations. Maybe you are next?

PILGRIM STORIES

VIDEO COMPETITION
Would you like to win two nights at the Medieval Guest Loft at Stiklestad, including a full hotel breakfast? Share with us a video of your St. Olavsleden pilgrimage!

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1 day ago

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We asked Fotograf Göran Strand for his favorite place along St. Olavsleden. He said it is Frösön. Not just for its incredible views, but also for its many spots where you can pick 'smultron' - wild strawberries.Fullmånen i november på väg upp bakom Frösö kyrka.

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7 days ago

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Where a couple of months ago people were hiking, you now need a scooter for transport. Large parts of the Jämtland county are coverend in thick snow.Det har fallit ordentligt med snö i större delen av länet. Så här såg det ut på en cykelväg i Östersund vid kvart i 6 i morse. Foto: ÖP:s reporter Simon Sjödin, journalist ... See MoreSee Less

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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The Duved church does very well on pictures 📷Godmorgon!
Snö i Duved idag!
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