Kristiansund - Ørland - Trondheim

Fourth and last leg on kystpilegrimsleia. The travle takes you by costal express and bus from Kristiansund to Trondheim. Make sure to stop to see the beauty of the Norwegian culture along the way.

From Kristiansund to Trondheim

Total ca. 260 km

Transport:

  • coastal express, bus, - find information at En-tur.no
  • Parts of the leg can be travled on foot

Kystpilegrimsleia is a St. Olav way which stretches from Egersund in the South to Trondheim in middle of Norway. - This leg from Kristiansund to Trondheim is the fourth and last leg on Kystpilegrimsleia, and it holds lots of historical places an beatuiful landscape. The pilgrimway goes from Kristiansund by the Kostal express (kystekspressen) with goes by Edøy on Smøla, Sandstad on Hitra , Brekkstad on Ørlandet, Rissa and statsbygd and then futher to Trondheim. This leg can be travled by boat the entire way, so to reach some of the key locations along Kystpilegrimsleia one have to travle of the Pilgrim Way at some of the points, which shall be described later. The points of interest along the way are Kvernes stake church south of Kristiansund, Edøy/Smøla, Dolm church, hopsjø handelsstad on hitra, frøya med Sula, Ørland med Austrått, Indre Fosen med Reins Kloster, Museum Kystens Arv and Nidaros chatedral in Trondheim

Suggestion for an pilgrimage
Day 1

from Kristiansund one take the Koastal Express (kystekspressen) to Edøy on Smøla (50min). At Smøla one can find the known Kulisteinen just a 45 min walk from the pier, and of course the old church on Edøy. By the pier the famous outdoor theater "Guri Spelet" is being held from 11 - 14. of July. We reconmend to take a bus to Veiholmen which is a beautiful fishing village far vest out on the achipelago of Smøla. Later the pilgrimage keeps on by taking the kostal express from Edøy to Sandstad on Hitra (1H 17min), then take buss further to Dolmsundet/Hopsjø Handelstad (45 min) and visit dolm church. you can find accommodation on Hitra, Dolm or Frøya. 

Day 2

Take buss to "hurtigbåtkai" Koastal express pier in Frøya and travle by boat to Sula (2H). The town of Sula lies farest west in the ocean, and here one can visit Sula Lighthouse and curch. then travle back by boat to Sandstad on Hitra and further to Brekstad on Ørlandet (48min). Here in Brekstad one can visit Austråttborgen ("castle") about 4 km on foot from the pier. Ørlandet is also a very good place for bird watching. Accommodation can be found on Ørlandet Kysthotell or Hovde gård(farm).

Day 3

Start the day by taking the coastal express from Brekstad to Hasselvika (Rissa – 15min). Then by bus travle to Reins monestary and get a tour. Here you can wander in the forest right by aswell. Later take the bus to Stadsbygd (25 min), and visit the museum: Kystens Arv, where old traditional wooden boatbuilding are being diplayed and maintained. Here you can rent boats for a smal rowing trip or sail with a crew. During the summer a historical play/theater called Den Siste Viking “the last viking” are being preformed here. After visiting the museum you can travle from Stadsbygd to Røvik by bus and ferry over the fjord to Flakk, then further to Trondheim in the same bus (1H). From Trondheim sentral station there is only 1 km to Nidaros Cathedral. Visit an get a tour in the cathedral. Later go behind the cathedral, across the graveyard to Nidaros Pilgrim Center “Nidaros pilegrimsgård”. Here you will get the Olavs letter and the stamp in your pilgrim passport. Also there are accommodation possibilities at the pilgrim center.

 

Contact information to accommodation possibilities 

Kristiansund Dalabergan Rorbuer www.havfiske-kristiansund.no 905 91 003
Kristiansund Kristiansund Vandrerhjem  71 67 11 04
Kristiansund Gjestehuset  www.gjestehusetkp.no/ 455 07 704
Kristiansund Thon Hotell Kristiansund kristiansund@thonhotels.no 71 57 30 00
Smøla Smøla Havstuer www.havstuer.no 955 59 370
Smøla Hopen Brygge Hotell www.hopen-brygge.no/ 975 88 025
Veiholmen Posthuset Gjestehus  450 81 282
Veiholmen Vågarbryggå www.vogarbrygga.com 
Veiholmen Havkroa www.havkroa.no 
Hitra Dolmsundet Hotell www.dolmsundet.no 72 44 04 40
Hitra Hjorten Hotell ww.hjortenhotell.no 404 45 010
Knarrlagsund Fjellvær Gjestegård www.fjellvar.no 72 44 01 32
Frøya Hotell Frøya www.hotellfroya.no 72 46 45 00
Sula Sula Rorbuer og Havhotell www.sularorbuer.no 938 25 218
Sula Sula Fyr www.sulafyr.no 
Dolmsundet Hopsjøbrygga www.hopsjo.no 403 23 385
Brekstad Ørland Kysthotell www.kysthotell.no 72 51 33 00
Brekstad Hovde Gård www.hovdegaard.no/ 72 51 59 00
Brekstad Austrått Camping og Motell www.austraatt.no 906 42 570
Brekstad Brekstad Gjesthus www.brekstadgjestehus.no/ 405 21 009
Hysnes Kommandantens gjestgiveri  918 08 975
Rissa Rissa Hotell og Brakkerigg  www.rissa-hotell.com/ 73 85 08 50
Rissa Overlandshaugen https://www.airbnb.no/rooms/6714526
Stadsbygd Mastua - Gamle Helset  995 11 857
Stadsbygd Museet Kystens Arv www.kystensarv.no 73 85 55 60
Stadsbygd Heggli Urtehage Bed&Breakfast www.heggliurtehage.no  tlf. 73855389 / 41768637
Trondheim Trondheim Vandrerhjem www.trondheimvandrerhjem.no/ 73 87 44 50
Trondheim Scandic Solsiden www.scandichotels.no 21 61 46 00
Trondheim City Living Schøller Hotell & App. www.cityliving.no 73 87 08 00
Trondheim Nidaros Pilegrimsgård www.pilegrimsgarden.pilegrimsleden.no/ 73 52 50 00
Frosta Klostergården www.klostergardentautra.no/ 74 80 85 33

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