Hike along St. Olavsleden

Östersund - Trondheim

Overview

If you feel that 570 km is a bit tough or that you cannot spend that many days by foot. This option is perfect. You start in the middle of Sweden, in the the town of Östersund with a population of 62 000. It is easy to get here by train from Stockholm or Trondheim.

It is a 21 day pilgrim experience that covers two thirds of the full stretch and you still get a fantastic experience with a beautiful scenery of the mountains on the border between Sweden and Norway.

Read more about Olav Haraldsson and the story of St. Olav on the start page.

Itinerary

Day 1 Östersund – Rödön, 18 km

Day 2 Rödön – Vaplan, 20 km

Day 3 Vaplan – Wången, 16 km

Day 4 Wången – Andersböle, ca 21 km

Day 5 Andersböle – Järpen, ca 11 km

Day 6 Strandgården – Undersåker, ca 18 km

Day 7 Resting day in Undersåker, take your time with breakfast and rest the legs for a day in the small village Undersåker

Day 8 Undersåker – Duved, ca 24 km

Day 9 Duved – Point 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 10 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 11 Where you ended the day before – Sul, ca 23 km

Day 12 Sul – Vuku, ca 23 km

Day 13 Vuku – Stiklestad, 12 km

Day 14 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 15 StiklestadMunkeby – 20 km

Day 16 Munkeby – Markabygd – 20km

Day 17 Markabygd – Borås – 24km

Day 18 Borås farmErsgard – 20km

Day 20 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.

It is possible to add transportation of 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: Look at our FAQ for information.

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
  • Price from 27000 sek per person

 

  • Possibility to add nights at any accommodation along the route
  • Possiblity to add outdoor guide some days
  • Possibility to rent bikes for some parts
  • Possibility to add transport of luggage (one piece of luggage per person)

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

"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

"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

"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