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Nidaros Path

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A modern sign for the route.

The Nidaros Way, also known as St. Olav's Way or in Norwegian Pilegrimsleden (in Bokmål) or Pilegrimsleia (in Nynorsk), is a group of Christian pilgrim routes to Nidarosdomen in Trondheim, Norway.

The pilgrim routes have a long history, since the medieval times when Trondheim, at that time called Nidaros, was the religious centre of much of northern Europe, but have been revived in later years. Although real pilgrimages are arranged along the route, and many of the travellers on the routes are there for religious or at least spiritual reasons, the routes are also promoted as general slow-tourism routes, with emphasis on landscape, historical sights, local culture and local food.


From Oslo through Gjövik and Oppdal to Trondheim.


From Värmland through Trysil and Tynset to Trondheim. The marked trail starts at the Norwegian border, but the historic route starts at Hammarø by Vänern, and there was lively traffic along the route from the monastery in Vadstena by Vättern. The trail goes partly through very sparsely inhabited areas and some hiking and orienteering skills are needed to follow the route. There are simple cabins along the route, making budget travel easy also for those that do not want to use a tent.

St. Olav path[edit]

From Selånger outside Sundsvall via Östersund to Trondheim. This path follows the route of St Olav when he returned from Novgorod in the summer of 1030 to reclaim the throne and Christianize Norway.

The Fjord Pilgrim Route[edit]

From Rogaland along the fjords and archipelagos to Trondheim.

St. Olav Waterway[edit]

A new leg, from Turku via the Archipelago Sea and Åland, connecting to the established leg from Hudiksvall.

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