ACCOMMODATION AND SERVICES

There are different options for accommodation along the St. Olavsleden trail, from hotels to simpler pilgrim accommodation and privately rented cabins. For services along the trail you need to be somewhat prepared as the trail goes through areas with no buildings at all.

Accommodation

On the digital map you can find accommodation options that are either located near the trail or that provide transport to or from the trail, there is also a list for download. We recommend pre-booking your overnight stay which you can do online for some of the places. As the trail is still being developed, there are some areas where there are not so many options to chose from. Many of the places can offer food and other services such as wi-fi and laundry possibilities. This is indicated in the accommodation listing. In larger towns there can be many options, just a selection of these are included in the list. Find your accommodation in the map for either hiking, biking, horse back ridning or running.

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Food and shops

There’s a long distance between shops in some areas, including between Borgsjö-Bräcke and Duved-Verdal, so plan ahead. Along many of the sections there are restaurants and cafés where you can sit, relax and enjoy a break from the hiking.

Money

In Sweden and Norway paying by cards such as Visa and Mastercard is common and widely accepted by most shops. For accommodation, hotels and the larger hostels accept payment by card, but for private accommodation cash payments are usually required so make sure to have some cash with you on the journey. You can take Swedish currency out at ATMs called “bankomat.”

Tourist information offices

There are tourist information offices in the following towns along the trail: Sundsvall, Borgsjö, Östersund, Krokom, Åre and Trondheim. You can buy and stamp your pilgrim passport here and receive useful information about the surrounding area. Please check opening hours.

Pilgrim centres

There are two pilgrim centres along the trail, in Stiklestad, Stiklestad National Culture Centre and Trondheim, Nidaros pilegrimsgård. You will find useful information about the trail and can buy your pilgrim passport in the centres. In Trondheim you will also receive a Diploma. Read more in the section Pilgrim passport and stamps.

Internet

In Sweden and Norway, the 3G network (and 4G in some places) is well established along the trail. Several of the accommodation options provide their guests wi-fi and wi-fi is also available in the tourist information offices.

Weather

The main hiking season is from mid-May to mid-September. Even then, there may be some late snow remaining, or early snow arriving in certain areas. The weather is very varied — it can be both hot and cold. It’s a good idea to keep an eye on these weather services, SMHI and Yr.no, so that you know what clothes to have with you during your hike.

In case of emergency

If an accident should happen, call these emergency numbers in Sweden: SOS – 112, Police 114 14 (for non-emergency incidents call 112). The emergency numbers in Norway are: Fire – 100, Police – 112, Ambulance – 113. To prepare for walking in the mountains, you can find out more here: fjällkunskap.