Oslo to Trondheim - Norwegian Pilgrimage Route
St Olav’s Way, Norway
Honouring Norway’s King Olav II Haraldsson, St Olav’s Way is a network of seven pilgrim paths leading through Norway, Sweden and Denmark to Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim. Here you will find Saint Olav’s shrine, an important pilgrimage site for Scandinavian pilgrims since the 11th Century. There are up to 3,000km of pathways across tranquil Nordic scenery, with the most popular route running 643km from the Norwegian capital of Oslo.
The Gudbrandsdalen Path – The most common route runs from Oslo to Trondheim and the main MIddle Age pathway. It is the longest route in Norway at nearly 400 miles.
Saint Olav’s Path – A 350 mile route from Selanger in Sweden to Stiklestad in Norway, the historic path follows part of the route taken by Olav Haraldsson in 1030 to the battle of Stiklestad.
The Østerdalen Path – The wildest of the Norwegian pilgrim paths at 310 miles, the untouched route passes through forests and mountains from Valdstena the home of the Swedish St Birgitta to the pilgrim cathedral of St Olav in Trondheim.
The North Path – starting at the Gloshaug Church in Gloshaugen, it passes through Stiklestad where you connect to the St. Olav Path and on to Nidaros.
The Rombo Path – Norway’s oldest pilgrim path, running 93 miles from Tydal
Valldals Path – A pilgrims path from the fjords to the mountains, in the footsteps of the Viking King Olav Haraldson.
The Borg Path – Crossing Østfold and Akershus, the 109 mile route joins the Gudbrandsdalen Path for the final journey to Trondheim.