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Stiklestad - Trondheim

Overview

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 564 km from the Gulf of Bothnia to the Atlantic Ocean. 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 fiord by the ocean. The Stiklestad - Trondheim strech is the last 128 km on the route and since you do hike minimum 100km you will be rewarded with a pilgrim letter in Trondheim.

Itinerary

Arrival to Stiklestad

Day 1 Stiklestad – Munkeby – 20 km

Day 2 Munkeby – Markabygd – 20km

Day 3 Markabygd – Borås – 24km

Day 4, Borås farmErsgard – 20km

Day 5 Folden farm – Vikhammer – 16km

Day 6, 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 the train from Trondheim or Trondheim airport to Verdal railway station from where you have to walk or take a taxi.

This is included

  • Simple, shared accommodation including bed linen (varies between pilgrim shelters, hostels, cabins and hotels)
  • Bed linen and towel
  • Breakfast, (except day 5)
  • Dinners, (except day 4)
  • Packed lunch, (except day 5)
  • Luggage transport (one piece of luggage per person)
  • Route information
  • Pilgrim pass
  • Price range 7000 - 9000 nok

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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