Join a pilgrimage along the Northern pilgrim route in Norway with luggage transportation. You ́ll hike in a Norwegian landscape of farmhouses and into the forest areas from Gløshaug church in Grong. We ́ll past the historic Stiklestad and then walk along the coast to Trondheim. Your facilitator will be Hilde Kirkvold who has been leading pilgrim walks in Trøndelag for 10 years.
The walk is divided into 15 stages, total 237 km.
Order deadline is July 1st. There is a limited number of places. The maximum number is 8 due to the fact that we are in small cabins along the way with limited space.
The price for the entire hike is NOK 19,500. This is a very good price since this is a test walk.
The price includes
- simple accommodation
- app with daily route
- luggage transport
The price doesn't include
- cancellation and travel insurance
Cancellation must be made by July 15th.
We reserve the right to make minor changes to the stage plan and reserve the right to cancel the walk if something unforeseen happens that prevents it from being completed.
Nordleden fra Grong - Stiklestad - Nidaros
|Sun 27/8||Arrival Grong||0|
|Mon 28⁄8||Gløshaug church – Grong||13|
|Tue 29⁄8||Grong – Saamien sijte – Raudsjøen||14|
|Wed 30/8||Raudsjøen – Snåsa||19|
|Thu 31⁄8||Snåsa – Reinsjølian||17|
|Fri 1⁄9||Reinsjølian – Roktsjøen||19|
|Sat 2⁄9||Roktsjøen – Lustadvatnet||20|
|Sun 3⁄9||Lustadvatnet – Vålen samfunnshus||18|
|Mon 4/9||Vålen samfunnshus - Såsegg||17|
|Tue 5⁄9||Såsegg – Leksdalen||22|
|Wed 6⁄9||Leksdalen – Stiklestad – Verdal||Restingday|
|Thu 7/9||Verdal – Levanger||14|
|Fri 8/9||Levanger - Ekne||23|
|Sat 9/9||Ekne – Frosta||22|
|Sun 10/9||Frosta - Trondheim||21|
The pilgrimage ends at Nidaros Cathedral and Nidaros Pilegrimsgård.
Nordleden, how to get there?
The pilgrimage starts at Gløshaug church the 28th of August. It is therefore best if you arrive Sunday at Grong taking the train from the airport at 16:36 to Grong and bus at 19:20 onwards to Gartland where we pick you up at the bus stop. Dinner on arrival.
Much of the trail is on gravel roads and asphalt, so good shoes are a must.
- Sleeping bag
- Seat cushions
- Hiking/mountain boots
- Raincoat – it is wet in Trøndelag Mosquitoe repellent
- Blister Patch, foot cream
- Toilet paper
- Gloves and hat
- Daytrip sack
- Sandals or other light shoes for evening use
- Bag for what is not carried during today's walk (being transported between accommodations). Maximum 2 pieces, each of 15 kg.
Bring your backpack and boots for walking tours in advance, so you know that the bag and the shoes fit.
Practical help - social community
This organized trek is an offer of practical assistance to accommodation, meals and baggage transport on the way. On these walks, you can also join groups where pilgrims create an environment along the road, which often miss along our routes where there are fewer pilgrims than in for example Spain. To join a long walk is a special challenge that is both tempting and unfamiliar for those who have not tried this before. This pilgrimage is also intended to help newcomers to experience pilgrim life. For more practical advicehttp://pilegrimsleden.no.
No traditional package
Pilgrimages are not traditional package tours where an agent is responsible for the partici- pants. One part as individuals walking together in a group. One must assist each other, along with a leader of the group and volunteers along the way. Accommodation, meals and baggage transport organized jointly with the group.
Before you enroll, we assume that you can undertake a hike of about 20 km a day over several days on both wet and rough ground. You are responsible for travel and accommodation to the starting place and your return home from Trondheim. Furthermore, it is assumed that you have signed separate relevant insurances; travel insurance and any other personal insurance you may need.
Is this a religious walk?
The St Olav ways to Nidaros have been established with a background in Christian pilgrimages and are therefore placed in a Christian cultural context. Today, people go for many different reasons. You are welcome regardless of what you believe or not. You get to visit churches along the way and are might bee offered to join a service, but it is not compulsory to participate.