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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10 hours ago

S:t Olavsleden

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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14 hours ago

S:t Olavsleden

Drop by the Selånger church ruin every Tuesday starting from the 23rd of April for a group walk and lunch afterwards. The hike starts at 10 o'clock - no registration needed.Gång för livet! Vi börjar den 23 april och går en dag i veckan fram till midsommar. Soppa serveras efter vandringen i Selånger Pilgrimscenter. Ingen föranmälan.
Ta med en vän och kom! ❤️☕️🌞🌿💚
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1 day ago

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Summer nights without darkness 😍 The unforgettable Nordic sunlight everywhere. Environmentalist John Muir once said: "Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul."
You'll find it all on St. Olavsleden 🏕
📷 Eskil Roll
#stolavsleden #pilgrim #pilgrimage #nordic #vacation #hiking #outdoorlife #friluftsliv
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2 days ago

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Due to no recent rainfall and high temperatures, there is a forest fire hazard in Trøndelag. The vegetation is extremely dry, so the fire department is asking the public to refrain from using any open fire in nature. A forest fire just missed the path by a few hundred meters today.
📷 Trøndelag brann- og redningstjeneste.
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3 days ago

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This might be the first pilgrim of the season - spotted in Norway!Varmt velkommen til Filip Van Hamme som er årets første pilegrim på Ersgard #stolavsleden #pilegrim #ersgard ... See MoreSee Less

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