Hike along St. Olavsleden

Stiklestad - Trondheim


Viking king Olav Haraldson went ashore in Selånger and then crossed Medelpad and Jämtland on his journey back to Norway. He reached Stiklestad where 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. On this pilgrim experience you walk from Stiklestad where Olav died to Nidaros Cathedral where he was buried.

The route St. Olavsleden stretches 570 km from the Baltic sea to the Norwegian sea. The Stiklestad - Trondheim stretch is the last 128 km on the route and since you do hike the minimum of 100 km you will be rewarded with a pilgrim letter in Trondheim.


Arrival to Stiklestad

Day 1 StiklestadMunkeby – 20 km

Day 2 Munkeby – Markabygd – 20km

Day 3 Markabygd – Borås farm – 24km

Day 4 Borås farmErsgard – 20km

Day 5 Ersgard-Folden farm- 21 km

Day 6 Folden farm – Vikhammer – 17km

Day 7 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, forest 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.

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 about travel options on our FAQ site.

This is included

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


  • Possibility to add extra nights at any stop on the way or in the start or finish.
  • Possibility to add guided days with our outdoor guides.
  • Possibility to bike certain parts.


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Julie, US

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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