The Gudbrandsdalsleden has been the main road from Oslo to Nidaros, today’s Trondheim, since the Middle Ages. It is a 643 km long, well-marked path with beautiful and varied scenery. The Gudbrandsdalsleden is one of the first pilgrimage routes to be ‘reopened’ in Norway as a modern pilgrimage. On this path you follow in the footsteps of pilgrims who for ten centuries made their way to Trondheim, to the resting place of Saint Olav.

The total distance – from Oslo to Trondheim – is 643 kilometers. Nordic Pilgrim offers tours along the last 250 kilometers of the Gudbrandsdalsleden, starting in Dovre.

The Gudbrandsdalsleden is a moderately difficult route, with some tougher and easier parts. The Dovre plateau can be difficult, especially when the weather is bad. Check the forecast before beginning your hike! Good equipment and planning are required and you should be in good physical shape.

Although the route ascends and descends, you do not have to climb anywhere or walk along steep cliffs.

The Dovre plateau can be hiked from June to August. From Oppdal onwards the season is longer: May to September.

No need for assistance? Do you want to plan everything yourself? That is possible. You can find information on the website of the Gudbrandsdalsleden and there are several guide books. But if you need help with planning or booking, or need general info, please contact us.

You will have to book the journey to/and from Norway yourself. These costs are excluded in our prices.

There are several possibilities to travel to Norway. It can be a puzzle to find the best or cheapest trip. We are happy to help you find the best option.

You can also start your own puzzle by visiting these websites:

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Many pilgrims choose to travel with their best four-legged friend: their dog. This is possible: most accommodations accept dogs – just be sure to check beforehand. However: special rules apply for entering and Norway with your dog. Norway also has certain breeds that are not allowed in to the country. At the moment that applies to the following breeds: Pit bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Fila Brasilerio, Toso Inu, Dogo Argentino and Ceskoslovenský vlciak.

The accommodation along the route varies from rooms to cabins and small hostels and hotels. Nordic Pilgrim chooses all accommodation with care. However, the standard varies per accommodation – this is because there is not yet much available, as it is a sparsely populated area.

Sleeping bag and/or bed linen (these can also be booked at most accommodation – but not all); thermos/water bottle; backpack; rain gear; (warm) clothing and equipment; good walking shoes (preferably waterproof); lighter shoes for relaxing; first aid supplies and blister plasters; insect spray; passport. Trekking poles can be a great tool. Also make sure you are insured.