Can I walk St. Olavsleden without help?
No need for assistance? Do you want to plan everything yourself? That is possible. There are some great guide books out there and there is information to be found on www.stolavsleden.com. But if you need help with planning or booking, please contact us.
Can you cycle St. Olavsleden?
Yes! And we can also help you with that. On www.stolavsleden.com are maps available for both cyclists as people who would like to do St. Olavsleden on horseback.
Yes, you can also experience St. Olavsleden on horseback – or with horse and carriage! The whole route or just a short trip: everything is possible. Please contact us for more info.
Can I bring my dog?
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 Sweden and Norway with your dog. Norway has different rules than Sweden and you will have to see a veterinarian before crossing the border. More info about Sweden. More info about Norway. 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.
What kind of accommodation is there along St. Olavleden?
The accommodation along the route varies from simple huts to pilgrim 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 the route is relatively new.
What should I take with me on my trip?
Sleeping bag and/or bed linen, thermos/water bottle, backpack, rain gear, (warm) clothing and equipment, good walking shoes (preferably waterproof), first aid supplies and blister plasters; passport. Trekking poles can be a great tool. Also make sure you are insured.
Who is Nordic Pilgrim?
Nordic Pilgrim is run by Ruben Heijloo and Sacha Kraan. Ruben lived in Sweden from 2011 to 2018 and is involved in the development of St. Olavsleden. In 2013 he walked and cycled the route himself. Videos of his trip can be found on the official website and YouTube channel of St. Olavsleden.
For the St. Olavsleden Nordic Pilgrim is assisted by Jack Shepherd, who lives and works in Östersund. Jack fixes transport and helps pilgrims who need assistance.
New to the team is Sacha Kraan. Sacha walked the St. Olav Waterway in the summer of 2021. The St. Olav Waterway runs from Turku (Swedish: Åbo) in Finland, to Eckerö on Åland.
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