Our pilgrimage can also be found on the Norwegian and official St. Olav Way website www.pilegrimsleden.no.
Viking Walks offers, in cooperation with Camino Walks (Norway), guided group pilgrimages along the St. Olav Way in Norway.
We guide group walks along the beautiful stretches of the Gudbrandsdalen path from Hamar to Dovre and from Dovre to Trondheim on the St. Olav Way. The walk from Hamar to Dovre will lead us through the magical Gudbrandsdalen valley. The walk from Dovre to Trondheim will lead us through the scenic mountains of the Dovrefjell national park and all the way to Trondheim, where St. Olav, Norway’s martyred King and patron saint, is buried.
What to expect
Walking on the St. Olav Way in Norway is a unique nature and cultural experience, and for many also a spiritual experience. It is an outer and inner journey -- a journey by foot that allows you to slow down, contemplate, and renew your energy.
On the walk you will experience Norway’s scenic and varied landscapes, as well as Norway’s culture and Norwegian hospitality in a slow, gentle, and special way.
From our experience, there is no better way to get to know a country, its people, and culture than by traveling by foot. This includes meeting local Norwegians, who will share their cultural traditions with us, including local and traditional food.
As Goethe said: “You have been to a place only if you have walked there by foot”
Walking Stretch: Hamar - Dovre
Date: June 27 - July 11, 2020
Price 2020: Norwegian Krona (NOK) 18.995,-
(EUR 1995,- or approx. US$ 2,100)
Group size: max. 13 participants
Guides: Sabine Farrar and Kari Børrud
Distance: approx. 256 km/160 miles
Daily walking distances: vary; on average daily distances between ca. 15 km (9 mi) and ca. 25 km (15.5 mi).
Difficulty: varies from intermediate to challenging
Your luggage (1large backpack per person) will be transported to and from our accommodations. During our daily walks you will need only a daypack with essentials.
They will vary along the way between simple historic pilgrim lodges/hostels (for example, old historic farms and working farms) to historic hotels, small campground lodges, community houses, or similar.
The accommodations are generally small to medium-sized places. They are not comparable to the huge pilgrim hostels (Albergues) on the Camino de Santiago. You usually will share a room with several pilgrims from our group.
At our accommodations, we will be served breakfast and in most cases dinner. For lunch, we will make lunch sandwiches to take on our walk.
You are responsible for organizing your trip to Oslo. One of us will meet the group in Oslo and together we will travel by train or bus to Hamar, the starting point of our pilgrimage.
You are responsible for organizing your trip from Dovre to your home or follow-on destination. We are happy to help you with the train connections from Dovre to Oslo (airport).
Norway is a very expensive country, and medical services are no exception. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance that includes health insurance and trip cancellation insurance.
The max number of participants is 13, plus Sabine and Kari, a driver/cook.
Further Information and Registration
For questions and further information, please contact Sabine at firstname.lastname@example.org
To register for the pilgrimage, please fill out the registration form below or contact Kari at: email@example.com
Registration Forms (English and Norwegian)