Hike along St. Olavsleden

Sundsvall/Selånger - Trondheim

Overview

This is the full pilgrim experience, when you hike the St. Olavsleden from coast to coast, 570 km.

The route St. Olavsleden stretches 570 km from the Baltic sea to the Norwegian sea. The trail begins in Selånger outside the city Sundsvall and runs through a varied landscape of large forests, river valleys, agricultural grounds and mountains until it reaches the blue fjord by the Norwegian sea.

Read more about King Olav Haraldsson and the story on our first page.

Itinerary

Arrival to Sundsvall, transfer or walk to the start of St. Olavsleden by the church in Selånger

Day 1 Selånger to Matfors 14 km

Day 2 Matfors – Stöde, 28 km

Day 3 Stöde – Fränsta, 26 km

Day 4 Fränsta – Borgsjö, 18 km

Day 5 Borgsjö – county border, 21 km

Day 6 county border – Bräcke, 21 km

Day 7 Bräcke – Gällö, 23 km

Day 8 Gällö – Pilgrimstad, 15 km

Day 9 Pilgrimstad – Brunflo, 23 km

Day 10 Brunflo – Östersund, 17 km

Day 11 Resting day in Östersund. Enjoy a long breakfast and see the city of Östersund during the day. A spa visit maybe....

Day 12 Östersund – Rödön, 18 km

Day 13 Rödön – Vaplan, 20 km

Day 14 Vaplan – Alsen, 16 km

Day 15 Alsen – Mörsil, 26 km

Day 16 Mörsil – Hålland, 21 km

Day 17 Hålland – Åre, 19 km

Day 18 Resting day in Åre, at the foot of Åreskutan that host the largest ski area in Sweden. Plenty of good restaurants to choose between

Day 19 Åre – Duved, 13 km

Day 20 Duved – Stalltjärnsstugan, 20 km

Day 21 Stalltjärnsstugan – Skalstugan, 21 km

Day 22 Skalstugan – Riksgränsen – Sul, 23 km

Day 23 Sul – Vuku, 23 km

Day 24 Vuku – Stiklestad, 12 km

Day 25 Resting day in Stiklestad

Day 26 Stiklestad – Munkeby, 20 km

Day 27 Munkeby – Markabygd, 20km

Day 28 Markabygd – Borås farm, 24km

Day 29 Borås farm – Ersgard, 20km  

Day 30 Ersgard – Folden farm, 21km

Day 31 Folden farm – Vikhammer, 16km

Day 32 Vikhammer – Trondheim, Nidaros, 18 km

The last kilometers goes right through the heart of Trondheim and finally you reach the goal of your journey – 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 mainly on gravel roads, some large paths and some 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.

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 with information about accommodation.

How to get there: check our FAQ for travel information.

This is included

  • Simple, shared accommodation (varies between pilgrim shelters, hostels, camp site cabins and hotels)
  • Bed linen and towel
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch pack (that you prepare from the breakfast)
  • Dinners where applicable (if not there is a kitchen to use)
  • Route information
  • Pilgrim pass
  • Price from 37995  sek

 

  • 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.
  • 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