OUR
AMBASSADORS

Our ambassadors all have different experiences. Live in different parts of the world. Speak different languages. But one thing they have in common is that they have all been pilgrims on the St. Olavsleden trail. And they are only too happy to share their stories with you.

Angeliqa Mejstedt, Sweden

Walked the trail: Hiked during summer, 2016
Section and distance: Hiked the Selånger – Trondheim section, 564 kilometres.

Favourite memory/experience from St. Olavsleden:
All day long, it pelted down with rain so heavily that none of our expensive clothes held out against the wet. But on the Norwegian side of the trail we found shelter under a group of fir trees that stood so closely together that they formed a kind of natural dry room. We ate a much-needed lunch there and I made some coffee on the gas burner. We picked a few wild blueberries along the way later. One of the best days on the trail!

CONTACT ANGELIQA

Bob Walker, England

Walked the trail: July, 2016
Section and distance: Hiked the Selånger – Trondheim, 564 kilometres.

Favourite memory/experience from St. Olavsleden:
Sitting outside a cabin in the woods totally alone. The cabin was so tidy and cozy, heated by an oil-stove and lit by candles, with honey and cheese that the caretaker left me. I sat outside in the silence, made a fire and cooked my meal. I felt more at peace than I had felt for years. I loved that trail and still dream about it!

CONTACT BOB

Hali Liddell, Sweden

Walked the trail: Summer pilgrimage 2016, a few stages Winter 2017
Section and distance: Summer 2016: Selånger – Trondheim, 564 km, Winter 2017: Selånger – Stöde, 44 km

Favourite memory/experience from St. Olavsleden:
I had expected this pilgrimage to be a lonely one, meeting mostly myself and nature. But on my very first day I stumbled upon a friendly sign welcoming pilgrims to come in for a free coffee or tea, and I met my two first St. Olav Angels, Tommy & Sigrid who made me feel at home, showing me the kindness and hospitality that I would meet all along St. Olavsleden. When you are walking alone it is very comforting to find that strangers along the trail are just friends waiting to happen.

CONTACT HALI

Francine Postma, Netherlands

Walked the trail: June, 2018
Section and distance: Hiked Selånger – Trondheim, 564 kilometres.

Favourite memory/experience from St. Olavsleden:
Finding a four-leaf clover on the road between Borgsjö and Lombäcken. I just accidentally looked down and there it was. Small, but perfect. I thought about taking it with me to keep as a souvenir. Then I realized that by doing so I would kill it. So I left it there, hoping that it would make other pilgrims as happy as it made me.

CONTACT FRANCINE

Danielle Koornneef, Netherlands

Walked the trail: Summer, 2016
Section and distance: Hiked Selånger – Brunflo, 180 kilometres.

Favourite memory/experience from St. Olavsleden:
During the last stage I climbed a huge boulder, thickly overgrown with beautiful moss. With the feeling of the soft thick carpet under my bare feet, I felt at one with the overwhelming nature. There I experience the power and beauty of Arctic nature. I felt what many pilgrims experienced before and will after me: the discovery of what is really important in life.

CONTACT DANIELLE

Christophe Vandewalle, Belgium

Walked the trail: September, 2017
Section and distance: Hiked Selånger – Trondheim, 564 kilometres.

Favourite memory/experience from St. Olavsleden:
On the island Frösön the path leads you through a schoolyard. I didn’t see any gates, and if there were any, they were open. Coming from Belgium, where schools are anxiously closed for outsiders with fences, this was a refreshing sight. Walking through it, kids were outside and came up to me – a pilgrim with walking sticks and a big backpack. They weren’t shy or afraid, the teachers weren’t overprotective keeping them away from me and I was just amazed to have a conversation with them. Both the kids and teachers asked questions, which I tried to answer in Swedish. The faith in humanity I experienced there left me speechless.

CONTACT CHRISTOPHE

Marinka van Kempen, Netherlands

Cycled the trail: July, 2017
Section and distance:
Selånger – Trondheim, 564 kilometres.

Favourite memory/experience from St. Olavsleden:
It was a very warm day and I had already been cycling for hours. The hills were steep. I was really getting tired and knew I still had many kilometres to go that day. On top of a hill I took a little rest, encouraged myself and mounted my bike again. Then, just as I wanted to move on, there it was: right ahead of me, only 25 meters away, a moose! All alone in the vast forests, I stood eye-in-eye with this beautiful, large and impressive animal. After some time the moose slowly took off. I continued my way in silent tears, overwhelmed by the beauty of nature.

CONTACT MARINKA

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Logi Fränsta: 62.496830, 16.190590
Elite Hotel Knaust: 62.390587, 17.311072
Sundsvall City Hostel: 62.391339, 17.310736
First Hotell Strand: 62.389358, 17.313746
Sundsvalls ridklubb: 62.412787, 17.198077
Liljedalens häst & logi: 62.372238, 16.850786
Sweden4u - Usland: 62.402200, 16.629925
Stöde Camping: 62.416261, 16.569535
Baggnäsgården: 62.412358, 16.559096
Lindberga gård: 62.425922, 16.461094
Boda borg: 62.458972, 16.375122
Camp Midadventure: 62.480167, 16.295656
Villa Stenhuset: 62.495511, 16.173734
Hussborg Herrgård: 62.497311, 16.017600
Träporten: 62.536643, 15.919364
Borgsjö Hembygdsgård: 62.541300, 15.906900
Tälje lantgårdshotell: 62.556061, 15.858167
Hotell Jämtkrogen: 62.753812, 15.416978
Gården Eriksberg: 62.794798, 15.368462
Camp Viking: 62.917470, 15.253083
Gällö Folkets Hus : 62.915201, 15.236052
Revsunds prästgård: 62.899311, 15.128687
Bakgården: 62.894570, 15.106671
Framgården, Skylnäs: 62.921482, 15.007766
Pilgrimstad Vandrarhem: 62.956463, 15.041758
Sörbygården Bed & Breakfast: 63.096741, 14.791396
Östersunds Stugby & Camping: 63.160069, 14.672756
STF Östersund Ledkrysset: 63.178188, 14.645680
Jamtli Vandrarhem: 63.187501, 14.636643
Frösö Stugby & Camping: 63.172130, 14.540210
Frösövallens Vandrarhem: 63.172968, 14.528522
Quality Hotel Frösö Park: 63.192364, 14.486965
Sköle, Solgården: 62.365556, 16.911908
Nälden, Ishallen: 63.347213, 14.251545
Fränsta, Norrgården: 62.497677, 16.189352
Vaplan, Rum i Vaplan: 63.337568, 14.205483
Rastplats Lombäcken: 62.589153, 15.686073
Röde: 63.355810, 14.082930
Mellgård, Grimnäsvägen: 62.869067, 15.272440
Gällö, Långnäsudden: 62.896795, 15.256757
Alsen, Wången: 63.386584, 13.952214
Rödösundet, B&B: 63.229865, 14.468235
Rödösundet: 63.229998, 14.469075
Nälden, Faxnälden: 63.351804, 14.241816
Vaplan, Vaplansgård: 63.335487, 14.212631
Glösa: 63.383753, 13.996260
Alsen, Stuga: 63.386022, 13.926642
Helleberg, Stuga: 63.407985, 13.849707
Andersböle, Fäbodvall: 63.347590, 13.764510
Uppland, Måbragård: 63.315332, 13.588426
Strand, Strandgården: 63.327570, 13.529480
Åre, Andrum för pilgrim: 63.401848, 13.073149
Moarna, Moan friggebod: 63.511435, 12.459297
Saxvallen, house: 63.558467, 12.345234
Lillmoen Gård: 63.668414, 11.999691
Vuku, Østnes Camping: 63.773518, 11.730259
Stiklestad hotel: 63.796081, 11.561975
Markabygda, Markabygda kirkestue: 63.639253, 11.271390
Søndre Vikhammer pilegrimsherberge: 63.433521, 10.619719
Oldervik herberge: 63.605425, 10.776901
Sundmans Fjällgård: 63.324059, 13.363539
Hållandsgården: 63.321485, 13.361022
Hålland, Ristafallet: 63.312374, 13.347530
Hålland, Englagård: 63.310780, 13.326405
Hålland, Hedmans stugby: 63.312410, 13.319800
Undersåker, Södergården: 63.316023, 13.274892
Undersåker, Åre Fjällsätra: 63.317222, 13.237021
Undersåker, Lägenhet: 63.321390, 13.218740
Åre Camping och stugor: 63.351852, 13.186115
Åre B&B: 63.397378, 13.091252
Åre Torg STF: 63.400979, 13.077634
Åre, Gästhuset: 63.400239, 13.076737
Duved, Pensionat Mulfjället: 63.392780, 12.938470
Duvedsbyn, Millestgården: 63.392482, 12.874462
Duvedsbyn, Backs semesterby: 63.398303, 12.938398
Tännforsen: 63.442431, 12.740063
Medstugan, Vandrarhemmet Mejeriet: 63.519698, 12.407919
Munkeby, Munkeby herberge: 63.723962, 11.383520
Stjørdal, Ersgard: 63.449533, 11.007110
Folden, Folden gård: 63.369428, 10.782995
Vikhammer Motell & Camping: 63.440529, 10.638094
Nidaros Pilegrimsgård: 63.426664, 10.400039
Thon Hotel Backlund: 63.746391, 11.298405
Laberget leirsted: 63.706065, 11.136251
Falstadsenteret: 63.691354, 11.041431
Hellberg herberge: 63.634143, 10.818443
Valberg slektsgård: 63.553885, 10.668475
Tautra Mariakloster: 63.577446, 10.603953
Klostergården Tautra: 63.583676, 10.623309
Duved, Fjällportens pensionat: 63.394295, 12.933835
Gålviken: 62.389110, 16.665800
Stöde: 62.410035, 16.578567
Borås gård: 63.536920, 11.056655
Skalstugan, pensionat: 63.578730, 12.271620
Solbacken: 62.493668, 16.209356
Västerlo/Predikstolen: 62.416687, 16.635688
Stöde Hembygdsförening: 62.416075, 16.564405
Winklers hovvård: 62.424131, 16.467553
Mälgåsens stuga: 62.850800, 15.319330
Forsa Fjälljordbruk: 63.393000, 12.900000
Stiklestadgarden: 63.799572, 11.591781
Troset Drift: 63.630615, 11.323368
Silje: 63.241460, 14.432760
Stiklestad Islandshest Gård: 63.799569, 11.591773
Hällsluten 147: 62.707130, 15.595320
Hållstakvarn: 62.993410, 14.972480
Hjältan 424: 62.446250, 16.432210
Skalstugan 227: 63.579150, 12.270700
Auskin Kreative Senter, Vuku: 63.778141, 11.713135
Troset gård, Markabygda: 63.630619, 11.323378
Kapellet i Byn: 62.496165, 16.117830
Pilgrimsvilan, Mörsil: 63.309954, 13.637928
Harrsjöstugan: 62.683559, 15.609512
Vita villan: 62.492907, 16.057134
Ö 255: 63.023010, 15.973600
Ö 249: 62.516718, 15.998867
Rödön Häste 146: 63.259890, 14.403210
Quality Hotel Sundsvall: 62.386300, 17.306690
Lilla Äppelgården: 62.410626, 17.209648
Lombäcksstugan: 62.594426, 15.678197
Torpshammars Herrgård: 62.471989, 16.331386
Mörsil Rickes 101: 63.311406, 13.664033
Sara\'s Bed & Breakfast: 62.530278, 15.889825
Sul, Appaloosa Rendezvous: 63.663154, 12.013613
Stiklestadgarden: 63.799714, 11.591781
Stjørdal, Øfsti Mellom : 63.450951, 11.054260
Grönängen Selånger: 62.396200, 17.186950
Villa Vattjom: 62.363670, 17.035900
Kajland Matfors: 62.354140, 17.019150
Gullesviken: 62.375490, 16.771260
Uslandsvägen 57: 62.405730, 16.612070
Flottarstugan Nederede: 62.420680, 16.488790
B&B Torpshammar: 62.472300, 16.334900
Bromyra Camping: 62.754630, 15.434890
Hostel Mid Sweden 365: 62.916501, 15.191503
Kvarnvägen 26: 62.957290, 15.034170
Glösa 313: 63.381110, 14.019790

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Pilgrim stories

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Leanne became a pilgrim and a bride

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Leanne is a twenty-eight year old photographer from Kent in the South-East of England who walked St. Olavsleden in 2016. This is her own story about her trip along St….

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Barb (80) walks St. Olavsleden for the second time

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This is Barbara Goode from Chicago who walks St. Olavsleden for the second time. This year she brought her great niece along for the trip.

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Stories along St. Olavsleden with Putte Eby

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Follow Putte, the project runner of St. Olavsleden. He visits and gives you a lesson in the most historical points along the path. Enjoy!

Angeliqa along St.Olavsleden

Angeliqas top 3 tips for hikers

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Hiking for the first time or just in need for some inspiration? Here are Angeliqa Mejstedts top three tips for hikers. Visit her blog “Vandringsloggen” (swedish) for more.