GETTING HERE AND AWAY

The area is easily accessible by all forms of transport. You can travel to the St. Olavsleden trail by train and some of the larger towns have airports. If you want to split up your hike and not walk the entire trail, there are good flight connections to and from Östersund. Local trains also go along the entire trail.

Travel information to Sundsvall/ Selånger

  • Airplane: The airport is called Sundsvall Timrå Airport and is located just off the E4, 21 km north of central Sundsvall.
  • Train:  SJ (Swedish Rail) runs trains to Sundsvall and the journey takes 3.5 hours from Stockholm with their express train.
  • Bus: There are several bus companies to chose from, including Swebus.
  • Car: The simplest way to get to Sundsvall is via the E4 or E14.

Travel information from Trondheim

Travel information to and from Östersund

  • Airplane: Åre-Östersund airport is located just outside Östersund, approximately a 10-minute journey from the city. It takes approximately an hour from the airport to Åre.
  • Bus: There are several bus companies to chose from, including Swebus.
  • Car: The E14 goes east and west from Östersund and the E45 goes north and south.
  • Train: There are fast trains with SJ (Swedish Rail) to Stockholm (approx. 5 hours) and other destinations. There’s also a night train. The Inlandsbanan train goes between Kristinehamn and Gällivare and stops in Östersund. A beautiful and slightly slower alternative.

Trains and buses along the trail

Local trains and buses go between many of the towns along the trail. This means you can hike a section in the middle of the St. Olavsleden trail, and then take the train or a bus for a section.
Trains managed by SJ (Swedish Rail) and NSB (Norwegian Rail) stop at these larger towns/cities in Sweden: Sundsvall, Ånge, Bräcke, Östersund, Åre, Duved. In Norway there are stations near the trail in Stjørdal, Hell, Vikhammer and Trondheim. Trains from the north stop in Verdal.

With the local train company Norrtåg, you can also stop at smaller places. These stations are in Sundsvall, Stöde, Torpshammar, Fränsta, Ljungaverk, Erikslund, Ånge (with a transfer bus to Borgsjö), Bräcke, Stavre, Gällö, Pilgrimstad, Brunflo, Östersund, Krokom (with a transfer bus to Nälden), Mörsil, Järpen, Undersåker, Åre and Duved. In Norway there are stations near the trail in Stjørdal, Hell, Vikhammer and Trondheim. You can also take bikes onto these trains. Find out more here.

You can find out more about the buses in Sweden’s Västernorrland region and the trail from Sundsvall to Borgsjö at www.dintur.se. For travel in Sweden’s Jämtland region, go to www.lanstrafiken-z.se. For travel on the Norwegian side, you can find more information at www.nettbuss.no, www.rutebok.no and www.177nordtrondelag.no.