For almost 1000 years, people have traveled in the footsteps of St. Olav, since he died year 1030 and was sainted in year 1031 stories about miracles in his closeness have been circulating. Today people travel along St. Olavsleden for many different reasons. As a pilgrim in the search for God and sacredness, to find inner peace and conscious presence, to learn more about the history or just to experience the landscape and the activities in northern Scandinavia in a great way.
St. Olavstrail or St. Olavsleden as we say in Swedish and Norwegian is 580 km long and winds from the the Swedish coast by the Baltic sea and ends on the Norwegian coast, by the Norwegian sea. St. Olavsleden starts in Selånger where Olav Haraldsson stepped ashore 1030 and goes through the Swedish cultural landscape on gravel roads, forest and mountain trails and on some asphalt roads. After approximately 400km St. Olavsleden cross the border to Norway up in the old mountain range Skanderna and the last 180km are spend on trails and roads with Norwegian touch.
If you want to read the full story about St. Olav, King Olav Haraldsson. Check this site
Founder Sofie Jugård Löfgren founded the company 1999 and is still active as a guide and producer of tailor made trips, her knowldge about package and guide pilgimages, hiking and cycling trips in Europe are worth gold.
The team are highly educated guides with a lot of experience and knowledge from the area and the St. Olavsleden. We only work with local guides for genuine, responsible and sustainable tourism with respect for nature and culture.
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!"
"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!"
"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"
"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.”
"Biking St. Olavsleden was an absolutely amazing experience. Gravel bikers heaven! I enjoyed beautiful nature and met very friendly, helpful people. Lovely accomodation and quality bike rental were perfectly organized by Sofie from Aktivut Travel."