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Östersund - Trondheim

Overview

If you feel that 564 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 Trondheim or with airplane.

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

Viking king Olav Haraldson went ashore in Selånger and then crossed Medelpad and Jämtland on his journey back to Norway. He reached Stiklestad but there he died in battle on July 29th 1030. He was canonised a year after his death and his image can be seen in the church of Frösön. He is buried in the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, which early became an important destination for Christian pilgrims.

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 by breakfast and rest the legs for a day in the small village Undersåker

Day 8 Undersåker – Duved, ca 24 km

Day 9, 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 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, a outdoor museum and the church built on the spot where St Olav died.

Day 15 Stiklestad – Munkeby – 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.

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 take the train to Östersund and start hiking just from the railway station.
It is possible to fly to Åre-Östersund airport also.

This is included

  • Simple, shared accommodation (varies between pilgrim shelters, hostels, camp site cabins and hotels)
  • Bed linen and towel
  • Breakfast, day 2-7 (except day 4)
  • Dinners, day 1-6 (except day 3)
  • Packed lunch, day 2-7 (except day 4)
  • Luggage transport (one piece of luggage per person)
  • Route information
  • Price range 27000-32000 sek 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

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