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150km on St Olav's?

Discussion in 'St Olav´s Way to Trondheim' started by jrm, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. jrm

    jrm Active Member

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    Hello all,

    After going on pilgrimage to Santiago this last year, I've been looking at other pilgrimage trails in Europe. I've never been to Norway/Sweden, and St Olav's caught my attention. I realize it is a very different experience However, Is there a place to start that is roughly 150km from Trondheim? The amount of time that takes is roughly the amount of time I generally have for these adventures. any direction is appreciated!
     
  2. dougfitz

    dougfitz Veteran Member Donating Member

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    Starting at Oppdal would be a reasonable option for the route from Oslo. It is about 144 km. I walked in seven days, but it could be done in less. When I walked there were some limitations about where to stay, but it seems that has improved and there may be more options now.

    @lovingkindness has just completed one of the northern routes. There should be good places to start and do a similar distance on that route.
     
  3. jrm

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    Thanks Dougfitz. I appreciate the info. Now, that I'm looking at my post, I realize that I should have written "miles"... ha! Very different. Is there a similar spot for about 150 miles?
     
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    I think walking from Dovre would be about 220km. I cannot be more exact as I removed my Norway maps and archived the tracks after answering your earlier question not realizing that you had other questions.
     
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    I appreciate the ballpark Dougfitz. That gives me a good general idea to start looking at!
     
  6. Pabloke

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    I started at Hjerkinn.

    133 miles / 215 kms. Ten walking days recommended though I just needed eight.
     
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    @Pabloke is right. My track from Hjerkinn was 221 km. I walked that in 10 days, so there were a few shorter (<20km) days. At that stage on my pilgrimage, there was a large pilgrim group a day ahead of me and they were booking out accommodation. I caught up with after Oppdal and they stayed an extra night at Meslo Gard. This allowed me to get a day ahead of them. My track from Dovre was 260 km, with two days walking from Dovre to Hjerkinn.
     

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