LANGVANDRINGEN 2018 OSLO - TRONDHEIM PILGER AUF DEM OLAVSWEG
LANGVANDRINGEN 2018 - PILGER NACH TRONDHEIM. Wir geführte Gruppen-Pilgerwanderungen von Oslo nach Trondheim an. Pilgern auf dem Olavsweg in Norwegen ist ein einmaliges Natur- und Kulturerlebnis, sowie für viele eine spirituelle Erfahrung. Information in english
Langvandringen 2018 - Oslo – Trondheim
17 June to 29 July
For the Ninth time, The regional pilgrim centers invites you to Langvandring from Oslo to Trondheim.
The walk will start at the ruins of Hallvardskatedralen in the old town of Oslo 17 June and it finishes in Trondheim 29 July. About 40 days’ walk on the pilgrim way divided into 5 stages in varied Norwegian nature/scenery. You can choose if you want to walk the whole way or if you want to select one or more stages. We offer an arrangement with accommodation and meals, guide and luggage transport – all included.
The walk goes out from Oslo to Trondheim. Some people are familiar with the whole distance - to others it is unknown. We guarantee a completely new experience both for those who know it and those who do not. To walk it gives us something quite different from what we get and see from a car- or train window.
Why walk the Pilgrim Way and who is a pilgrim today? The answers are varied. Some people will say that everybody who walks the pilgrim’s way is a pilgrim. Others say it is a person who breaks up from something to walk towards a holy place. We do not know what you are breaking up from or what is your goal for the walk, but in any way, in our walk the summer 2018 you are a co-walker, a pilgrim among pilgrims. Together we will walk a part of the way towards Nidaros. Our hope is that this walk shall be a disconnection from your daily life and at the same time a connection to something deeper in yourself and your life. Through this walk we wish to create connections. Connections with yourself. Connections with your co-walkers. Connections with prayers and hymns. Connections with nature and culture. Connections that give us opportunity to share, not only thoughts and views, not experiences and impulses alone, but also opportunities to share life. You are free to be yourself and to set your own limits. Free to open up or close. We meet in respect for each other and in respect for the limits we set.
The walk can also be described like this: Firstly as an outer journey. It is about my body, my feet, my senses, about the nature around me and the fellowship with my co-walkers. Secondly as historic walk. We follow in the footsteps of thousands of people who through history have sought help in the power at St Olav’s grave. We go into the pilgrim history and the pilgrim traditions along the way. We meet the culture heritage from various times. Lately a pilgrim walk can be described as an internal walk. A walk that is between me and my life. My life story and everything that has formed me and made me to the person I am. Life here and now. My choices for the life ahead of me and my goals in life. If this is something you want to be part of, walk the pilgrim’s way this summer.
If you have signed-up, but cannot participate, the following information is important:
a) If the trip is cancelled at least 14 days before the start of the walk, we will refund what you have paid.
b) If the trip is cancelled, less than 14 days before the start of the walk, we charge a fee of NOK 1000,-, the rest will be refunded.
c) Cancellation the day of the start of the walk or no-show – no refund.
d) We do not refund anything if the participant has to withdraw during the walk.
Therefore, everybody who participates must have his/her own personal travel insurance that covers expenses that may occur if there are unforeseen reasons the participants must go home before the walk is finished.
Accommodation: The standard will vary from hotel to basic pilgrim housing and dormitories. One cannot count on single accommodation, and a large portion of the overnight-stays have rooms with two or more beds. Bed linens are not the norm, so sleeping bags must be packed. A few places are very basic, so that a sleeping mat will be necessary.
The Pilgrim Way/Path: The surface varies from paths in the woods to tarred/asphalt roads, so bring good shoes. These should fit your feet well and be well “walked-in”. Pay attention to the fact that walking for up to 30 kms a day, several days in a row, can be challenging. The participants are therefore encouraged to prepare by walking every day, preferably up to a couple of hours each day.
Meals: We will be served dinner and breakfast most places. A packed lunch will be made at breakfast. Some places the participants will take turns and contribute to the making of food, some places we will be served lunch. This will be informed during Evening meetings the day before.
Daily program: The daily program will vary some from day to day, but mainly we will try to keep this program.
07.00 Get up
09.00 Start walking. Morning prayer
17.00 – 19.00 Dinner – will vary some
21.00 Meeting where practical information wil be given
Daily walks: The walks will be at a slow to moderate speed. Most days we walk for 7-8 hours, based on a speed of 3,5 km/h, plus one hour for breaks.
1: Oslo – Hamar over Granavollen 17 – 25 June
2: Hamar – Ringebu 26 June – 4 July
3: Ringebu – Oppdal 5 – 11 July
4: Dovre – Oppdal 12 – 19 July
5: Oppdal – Trondheim 20 – 29. July
17 – 25 June: Roger Jensen og Tone Stræte
26 June – 4 July: Tone Stræte og Per Gunnar Hagelien
24 – 9 July: Per Gunnar Hagelien
10 – 29 July: Hans- Jacob Dahl
Welcome as a participant in Langvandringen 2018 – reflection, nature and culture heritage
Roger Jensen - Pilegrimssenter Oslo, Jane Dahl Sogn - Pilegrimssenter Granavollen, Tone Stræte – Pilegrimssenter Hamar, Per Gunnar Hagelien – Pilegrimssenter Dale-Gudbrand, Hans-Jacob Dahl - Pilegrimssenter Dovrefjell