The shrine of Norway's Saint Olav in Trondheim was the major destination for pilgrimages in the Nordic countries during the Middle Ages. King Olav Haraldson (995-1030) was honoured not only in Norway, but also in many European countries for hundreds of years.
The old pilgrim way from Oslo to Trondheim was reopened in 1997, and modern
pilgrims are now walking along the old paths. The path is waymarked with a special logo. Relatively few pilgrims (about 200 in 2007) set off to walk the entire 650 kilometres from Oslo to Trondheim, or from Tønsberg/Halden to Trondheim (800 kilometres). Some stages of the path may be physically demanding, but you can choose your own pace.
It is wise to book your lodgings in advance. How do you book accommodation? You can order your lodging guide (‘Overnattingsguiden’) from the Pilgrim’s Office in Oslo. Address:
Pilegrimskontoret, Kirkegaten 34A, 0190 Oslo, Norway. (Price 120 kr). E-mail:
We recommend Pilgrim Road to Nidaros - St Olav’s Way, Oslo to Trondheim by Alison Raju, Cicerone Press Ltd 2002. (the book is - however - in need to be updated).
We encourage pilgrimages leading up to the St. Olav’s Festival beginning on the 29th of July.
We welcome one and all and wish you Godspeed.