It takes about four weeks to walk the entire trail – from Selånger to Trondheim – depending on your pace and type of hiking. Some pilgrims just walk certain parts of the trail; others walk and take the train, or combine walking and cycling. It is all up to you! Further down on this page you can see a digital, clickable and ‘zoomable’ map, including accommodation. You can also download the map and a list of accomodations along the St.Olavsleden trail.
Welcome to join the Facebook group
“Hiking along the St.Olavsleden trail” is an open group where your posts can be seen by all Facebook users. This group is for anyone interested in St. Olavsleden, for those who would like to share their experiences and pictures, or for hikers that would like to plan a trip, ask questions and get advise from others etc. In this group we can inspire and support each other. Post in whatever language works best for you.
Ways to travel along the trail
When you think of a pilgrim journey, the most common way to travel is by foot, the calm passage that gives you time to reflect and find yourself. Find out more about other ways to travel along the St. Olavsleden trail, by bike, horse ridning and running.
Walk S:t Olavsleden with your dog
You’re welcome to bring your dog with you, but special rules apply for entering Sweden and Norway with your four-legged friend. OBS! Extra krav Norge.
You can read more about what is needed for entering Sweden with your dog at Jordbruksverkets webpage.
At Mattilsynets webpage you can read more about what is needed for entering Norway with your dog, visit them here.
Please note that Norway have different rules than Sweden and that you will have to see a veterinarian before crossing the border. Norway also have some forbidden breeds that is not allowed to bring into the country. At the moment that applies to the following breeds:
– Pit bull terrier
– American Staffordshire terrier
– Fila Brasileiro
– Toso Inu
– Dogo Argentino
– Ceskoslovenský vlciak
Taking the train or bus
If you don’t want to walk the entire trail, only certain sections, it’s simple as local trains go along the trail almost all the way to Trondheim. You can simply take the train and get on or off at whichever station suits you along the trail. You can find more information at Norrtåg and you can book at SJ. In some places, it works better with the bus rather than train. Check with the local tourist information office, or see the Getting there and away section here.
Many parts of the trail go along normal roads, tarmac and gravel roads. This is good to know if you are unable to discover the trail by other means.
Click on the map for more information
This is a digital, clickable and ‘zoomable’ map, including accommodation. Click on each icon and find out more what that accommodation offers. You can also download the map and a list of accomodations along the St.Olavsleden trail:
“To get some time to reflect on the past and the future, and do it by myself” For Marika Wenemark, from Sweden, walking St. Olavsleden on her own became part…
Mona and Kai Sand live in the village of Vuku. They welcome pilgrims from all over the world to their farm AKS (Auskin Kreative Senter) and get their energy from…
Between 2014 and 2016, Andrea Opielka from Germany hiked St. Olavsleden in three stages. She’s now hiking the trail for a second time, this time with a view to documenting…
Liesbeth de Kam from the Netherlands had visited both Sweden and Norway multiple times when she decided to walk along St. Olavsleden last summer. By walking the route, she had…