Can you cycle the St. Olav Waterway?
Yes, but this is not something Nordic Pilgrim offers at the moment.
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. On ferries dogs are allowed in the passenger salons. However: special rules apply for entering Finland with your dog. More information: https://www.norden.org/en/info-norden/travelling-finland-dogs-or-cats
What kind of accommodation is there along the St. Olav Waterway?
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 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); 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.
Why is the St. Olav Waterway more expensive than the St. Olavsleden?
When you visit the Nordic Pilgrim website, you quickly notice one hike is much more expensive than the other. Why is that? Mainly because life in the Finnish archipelago is simply more expensive. Another reason is that most accommodations along the Waterway - of which there are not many (yet) - are of a higher standard than along the St. Olavsleden.
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. He is responsible for the route from Sundsvall to Trondheim. New to the team is Sacha Kraan. Sacha has walked the St. Olav Waterway in the summer of 2021 and is your contact for this route.
In Sweden Nordic Pilgrim is being assisted by Jack Shepherd, who lives and works in Östersund. Jack fixes transport and helps pilgrims who need assistance.
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