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

GENERAL FIRE BAN

Due to the high risk of wildfires in the area, the County Administrative Board of Jämtland has issued a general fire ban. The decision is valid from July 16th 2018 at 1.00 pm and until further notice. The ban covers all outdoor heating, including specially adapted campfires and barbecue areas as well as the use of portable liquid and gas cookers.

Stay away from areas affected by wildfires. Water-bombing aircrafts are used in aerial firefighting. Stay away from lakes and waters where the firefighters/aircrafts collect water.

Important public announcements published here:
www.sverigesradio.se/radiosweden

AUF DEUTSCH

Entscheidung über generelles Feuerverbot
Wegen der großen Feuergefahr in den Wäldern und auf den Feldern hat die Regionalverwaltung (Länsstyrelsen) Jämtland entschieden über ein generelles Feuerverbot. Die Entscheidung ist ab 16 Juli 13.00 Uhr bis auf weiteres gültig. Das Verbot beinhaltet jede Art von Feuer, auch an Grillplätzen und die Benutzung von tragbarem Alkohol- und Gaskochern ist ebenfalls verboten.

Wasserentnahme- und Einsatzstellen sind zu vermeiden. Hubschrauber und Löschflugzeuge transportieren Löschwasser, aus diesem Grund sind Wasserentnahmestellen aus Seen und Flüssen zu vermeiden. Wir fordern die Bevölkerung auf schwedisches Radio www.sverigesradio.se/radiosweden zu hören.

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

NEW! 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 like musical walks and hiking with focus on your body and soul. Why not get help planning and assembling your unique hiking with or without guide.

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NEW! ST. OLAVSLEDEN MAGAZINE
Info magazine in English with the latest news about St. Olavsleden!

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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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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

ATTRACTIONS
Jamtli offers an exciting journey through the history of Jämtland and Härjedalen. Show your Pilgrim passport and get 20% off on the entry fee at Jamtli.

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