Hike

Åre - Trondheim

Overview

The route St. Olavsleden stretches 564 km from the Gulf of Bothnia to the Atlantic Ocean. The Swedish-Norwegian part of the trail begins in Selånger outside Sundsvall and runs through a varied landscape of large forests, river valleys, agricultural grounds and mountains until it reaches the blue fiord by the ocean. If you choose this package you will hike 287 km which is half the full strech.

Åre is a small mountain village by the foot of the mountain Åreskutan (1420 masl) where you will find Swedens biggest ski resort.

Itinerary

Arrival to Åre

Day 1 Åre – Duved, ca 12 km

Day 2, Duved – Pont of your choice, ca 21 km – You hike as long as you want and feel comfortable with. In the end of the day you will be picked up by your hosts  for transport back to the accommdodation

Day 3, Where you ended the day before –  Point of your choice, ca 20 km – In the end of the day you will be picked up by your hosts for transport back to the accommodation

Day 4 Where you ended the day before – Sul, ca 23 km

Day 5 Sul – Vuku, ca 23 km

Day 6 Vuku – Stiklestad, 12 km

Day 7 Resting day – In Stiklestad you can spend a full day in the tracks of St Olav. There is a cultural centre, a outdoor museum and the church built on the spot where St Olav died.

Day 8 Stiklestad – Munkeby – 20 km

Day 9 Munkeby – Markabygd – 20km

Day 10 Markabygd – Borås – 24km

Day 11 Borås farmErsgard – 20km

Day 12 Folden farm – Vikhammer – 16km

Day 21 Vikhammer – Trondheim, Nidaros – 18 km. The goal for your pilgrimage Nidarosdomen Cathedral where Saint Olavs remains are placed.

In Nidaros you will receive your well deserved pilgrimage diploma.

Practical information

You will hike along St. Olavs route mainly on gravel roads, large paths and small asphalt roads. You set your own pace and decide where and when to take your breaks and have your packed lunch so that you can enjoy the sites and the scenery along the route. We will transport your luggage from day to day, which means you only have to carry what you need for the day (packed lunch, thermos/water bottle, map and extra clothing).

For this route we recommend you to use hiking boots, and bring a lighter pair of shoes to change with.

Upon reservation you will receive a packing list and a detailed program.

How to get there: We recommend you to travel to Åre by train the train from Stockholm by day or by night (sleep waggons). Start the hike from the railway station.
If you prefer to fly, you fly to Åre - Östersund airport and book a transfer to Åre, 100 km west from the airport.

If you Travel from Norway, the train is best option.

This is included

  • Simple, shared accommodation (varies between pilgrim shelters, hostels, camp site cabins and hotels)
  • Bed linen and towel
  • Breakfast, except day 5
  • Dinners, except day 4
  • Packed lunch, except day 5
  • Luggage transport (one piece of luggage per person)
  • Route information
  • Pilgrim pass
  • Price range 18 000 -22 000 sek

WHAT CLIENTS SAY?

"Hi Sofie, I just had to take a minute to let you know how much we enjoyed our trip.  It was an amazing adventure, everything and more that I dared hope for and every bit as hard that I worried about.  We can't stop talking about it.  There are so many special places and people from each day.  I have a hard time expressing my feelings about it.  I guess that may be the pilgrimage part, or the beauty of your people and countryside.  I just loved it all.  Thank you for this trip!"

Julie, US

"Hey, we are all back in London and Madrid, safe and happy. Everything was amazing! Thank you on behalf of all of us! Please let us know if you want reviews  or recommendations for your webiste etc. Talk to you soon!"

Horacio, Argentina

Hei Sofie!

Jeg har hatt en helt fantastisk slitetur på Olavsleden fra Stiklestad til Trondheim. Noen steder var det dårlig merking og på noen etapper mangel på noe å sette seg på for å spise nisten. Jeg kom fram til Trondheim med en god mestringsfølelse, og ville ikke hvert turen foruten.

I had a fantastick hike on St Olavs trail from Stiklestad to Trondheim. On some parts there were a lack of signs and a I missed a place to sit down on to eat my lunch pack on a couple of stages. I arrived to Trondheim with a sense of accomplishment and had not wanted the trip undone.

Karin, Norway

”Die Wanderung war gut bis großartig: die Landschaft, die Stille, die Menschen, die Unterkünfte, der Dom etc. Alles war gut organisiert”

"The hike was good to great: the landscape, the silence, the people, the accommodation, the cathedral, etc. Everything was well organized"

Anton, Germany