Hike along St. Olavsleden

Åre - Trondheim


The route St. Olavsleden stretches 570 km from the Baltic sea to the Norwegian sea. 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 fjord by the ocean. If you choose this package you will hike 287 km which is half of the full stretch.

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


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, an outdoor museum and the church built on the spot where St Olav died.

Day 8 StiklestadMunkeby – 20 km

Day 9 Munkeby – Markabygd – 20km

Day 10 Markabygd – Borås – 24km

Day 11 Borås farmErsgard – 20km

Day 12 Folden farm – Vikhammer – 16km

Day 13 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. Olavsleden, the start from Åre is along the river to Duved from where it is a long strech of asphalt before you enter the smaller nature trails.  Through Norway it is gravel roads, forest paths and 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.

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

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

How to get there: Read more about travel options at our FAQ site

This is included

  • Simple, shared accommodation (varies between pilgrim shelters, hostels, camp site cabins and hotels)
  • Bed linen and towel
  • Breakfast, where applicable
  • Dinners, where applicable
  • Packed lunch, where applicable
  • Route information
  • Pilgrim pass


  • Possibility to add nights at any accommodation along the route
  • Possiblity to add outdoor guide some days
  • Possibility to rent bikes for some parts


"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

"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

"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."

Karin, Schweiz