Central authorities have made a thorough assessment of the situation around the spread of covid-19 and from 15th of July, the Norwegian government is lifting restrictions on entry into Norway for people resident in countries in the Schengen area/EEA that have an acceptable level of infection. More information about this is found here:
As a society, we are entering a phase with more activity, social contact and opportunities for leisure travel. This means that we can welcome walks on our pilgrim paths.
Nidaros Cathedral has reopened its doors, the pilgrim route is marked and ready for shorter or longer trips this summer and much of the service along the route is in place. Please note that many accommodations only accept pre-booking.
We will continue to prevent the spread of infection, and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health's (FHI) guidelines for infection control are used as a basis for both hikers and those who offer services along the trail. Based on, among other things, the advice from FHI, the National Pilgrim Center and the regional centers have prepared an infection control guide for our partners.
The pilgrim route is open for a touching journey, with room for reflection, silence, beautiful and varied nature, churches, cultural monuments, physical activity and an arena to challenge oneself. Good hiking!
To ensure a safe and good experience for both guests and hosts, we ask that the following main principles will be followed:
- Do not go on a pilgrimage if you feel sick
- Keep a distance, minimum 1 meter from others, and pay attention to others, both walkers and hosts
- Be thorough with hand hygiene
- Plan your hike and book accommodation in advance
- We encourage you to bring a bottle of antibac in your bag
For updated information about tour suggestions, the service offer, and available accommodation see https://pilegrimsleden.no/en/