The North Path

Gløshaugen – Stiklestad

Gløshaug Church in Grong marks the start for the pilgrim path from the north. On its way south it passes many sites and places with strong links to St. Olav's heritage, with Megard Church site being one of the most prominent.

  • Photo: Karin Ericsson

The northernmost pilgrim path
The northernmost stretch of the route of St. Olav Ways starts as far north as Gløshaug Church in Grong, Nord-Trøndelag county. Before a coherent road in the inlands connecting Nord-Trøndelag and Nordland county was opened in 1924, almost all communication between north and south took place along the coast. In the Middle Ages Gløshaug Church, together with Kongsmoen, lay as the outer point for the northbound country roads.

The stretch from Grong via Megard to Stiklestad is strongly connected to the heritage of St. Olav, in the shape of churches, church art, holy water sources and other traditions.

The path, crossing Snåsa, Ogndal and Henning, has varied terrain and you'll pass diverse farmland and beautiful scenery.  


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