Pilgerwanderungen auf dem Olavsweg, Norwegen Pilgrim Walks along the St. Olav Way, Norway "Einmal ein Pilger, immer ein Pilger" "Once a Pilgrim, always a Pilgrim"
Pilgerwanderungen auf dem Olavsweg, NorwegenPilgrim Walks along the St. Olav Way, Norway           "Einmal ein Pilger, immer ein Pilger"                                 "Once a Pilgrim, always a Pilgrim" 

Our Walk on the Pilgrim Path St. Olav Way in Norway

 

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”

 

 

Sommer 2022

Walking Stretch: Hamar - Dovre (ca. 256 km)

 

Date: July 2022 - exact date will be announced in September/October 2021.

Price 2022: will be announced in September/October 2021.

(Cost in 2021: EUR 1995,-)

 

Group Size:  max. 13 participants, min. 10 participants

Guides:  Sabine Farrar & Kari Børrud

Legth of tour: 14 days 

Daily walking distances: varies (15 to 25 km)

Difficulty: intermediate to challenging 

Requirements: all participants must be fully COVID19 vaccinated (second vacination at least two weeks old when entering Norway), OR prove of a successful recovery from COVID19. Please bring your vaccination documents/pass or COVID19 recovery documents.

 

Important: Whether our trip can take place will depend on COVID19 travel regulations and restrictions by the Norwegian government. In addition, we and our participants have to commit at all times to the COVID19 regulations and restrictions by the Norwegian government prior and during our walk. 

 

 

 

Planned Walk Sommer 2023:

 

Walking Stretch:

Dovre - Trondheim (approx. 275 km)

 

Date: will be announced September/October 2022.

Price 2023: will be announced Spetember/October 2022.

 

 

Group Size:  max. 13 participantsmin. 10 participants

Guides:  Sabine Farrar & Kari Børrud

Length of Tour: 14 days

Daily Walking Stretches: varies (15 to 23 km)

Difficulty: intermediate

Requirements: all participants have to be fully COVID19 vaccinated (second vacination at least two weeks old when entering Norway), OR prove of a successful recovery from COVID19. Please bring your vaccination documents/pass or COVID19 recovery documents

 

Important: Whether our trip can take place depends on COVID travel regulations and restrictions by the Norwegian government. In addition, we and our participants have to commit at all times to the COVID19 regulations and restrictions by the Norwegian governement prior and during our walk. 

 

 

Program Overview

 

Luggage transport

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.

 

Accommodations

They 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.

 

Meals

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.

 

Arrival

We will be meeting either in Oslo or Hamar. You are responsible for organizing your trip to Oslo or Hamar. Train information is available at VY.

 

Departure 

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).

 

Travel insurance

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 min. number of participants is 10 , the max. number of participants is 13, plus Sabine, Kari, and a driver/cook. 

 

Further Information and Registration

For questions and further information, please contact Sabine at sfarrar@vikingwalks.com

To register for the pilgrimage, please use the online registration form below or contact Kari at: borrudkari@gmail.com

 

Registration Forms (English and Norwegian)