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.

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,
Clips and sounds: Mats Öhr

Get to know the pilgrims who already traveled on the trail.


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


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


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

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


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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5 hours ago

S:t Olavsleden

What a sight! An ocean of blue spring flowers surrounds the Cathedral 😍 It's a beautiful day in Trondheim!
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8 hours ago

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"For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver."Hej våren! ❤️💐🌞☕️💚 ... See MoreSee Less

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1 day ago

S:t Olavsleden

"I want a new road! This one is too bumpy! Fix it!" or something similar, said the Swedish-Norwegian king Karl XIV Johan in the early days of the 1800's 🤴. The ancient trading route between Swedish Jämtland and Norwegian Trøndelag needed an upgrade. And an upgrade it got! The road is still here today with it's 17,5 historic km, stunning mountain views, great engineering and a dozen very charming stone bridges ❤. And being a king, king Karl Johan set his own name on it. The Karl Johan Road is now a part of St. Olavsleden. Enjoy! 🇳🇴🇸🇪
📷 Eskil Roll
#stolavsleden #pilgrimage #pilgrim #hiking #outdoorlife #Scandinavia #fiets #biking
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4 days ago

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5 days ago

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Picture taken today ay Gamla vägen close to the border. You'll still need skis for a few more weeks if you're planning on following the path. ... See MoreSee Less

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