Nordic Pilgrim | Bräcke – Östersund
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Bräcke – Östersund

The second stage is the shortest of the entire route and runs from Bräcke to Östersund, the capital of the province of Jämtland. A walk along historic sites and picturesque villages.

 

Day 1: Bräcke – Gällö (ca. 28 km)

The first hike is the longest. You walk along the beautiful Lake Revsund where Olav according to legend split a stone in half with his boat when he went ashore. The last part is through dense forest towards the village of Gällö. A tough beginning!

 

Day 2: Gällö – Pilgrimstad (ca. 17 km)

Following the shores of Lake Revsund, you pass the village of Revsund, which has several ties to the St. Olav history. In Revsund you can visit the church if it’s open – one of the biggest rural churches of Sweden – which exhibits some really interesting historic artefacts. You pass Hålbergsgrot, a cave where in the Middle Ages a murderer lived in exile. In Pilgrimstad you drink from another St. Olav spring – one that has healing water, or so the story goes.

 

Day 3: Pilgrimstad – Brunflo (ca. 25 km)

Another longer hike. From Pilgrimstad it is a pleasant walk towards Brunflo, passing some small villages and bubbling streams. In Brunflo begins Storsjön (the Great Lake), along which you will walk the next couple of days.

 

Day 4: Brunflo – Östersund (15 km)

The road to Östersund is easy and not very long. Östersund is the capital of the Swedish province of Jämtland and has one of the best attractions of Sweden: the huge open-air museum Jamtli (Swedish Museum of the Year in 2013). Part of Jamtli’s exhibition is about Olav and the Vikings.

Duration

ca. 4 days

 

Accommodation
Accommodation in hut, inn or hostel. Please bring your own sleeping bag and bed linen.

 

Difficulty
A pretty tough stage, with two long hikes and one short but difficult one (towards Pilgrimstad). The positive: this stage is quite short and the forest trails are quite spectacular.

 

Price

On request.