Pilgrim Center Stiklestad

Pilgrim Center Stiklestad are localized near Stiklestad National Culture Center and is reponsible for St. Olavs Path in Norway. The Center is working with infrastructure, marketing and information to pilgrims and hikers. In the Pilgrim season 2023 from June to August, the Pilgrim Center operates an Pilgrim accommodation in Verdal Rectory, Stiklestad. The Rectory is localized 600 m from Stiklestad Church. The main tasks for the Pilgrim Center is to maintain and develop the infrastructure alon the St Olavs Path. This includes support to the hosts of accommodations/hostels, facilitating of hiking- and biking routes along the path as well as marketing and information to hikers and pilgrims.

The Battlefield Stiklestad

Stiklestad Pilgrim Center is located on the very battlefield where the Viking king Olav Haraldsson, later St.Olav, was killed in 1030. Stiklestad is located approx. 100 km north of Trondheim and is an exciting place to visit for pilgrims hiking on St. Olavsleden.

For the pilgrims

Stiklestad Pilgrim Center opens the season 2023 a pilgrim hostel,- an accommodation wth self-household,- in Verdal Rectory in Stiklestad. Pilgrims and hikers will receive information, meet other pilgrims and/or get information about the St Olavs Path and practical advice for further hiking. More information about the accommodation on Verdal Rectory you will find on pilegrimsleden.no "accommodations".


Historical Accomodation

Stiklestad Pilgrim Center cooperates with orher accommodations along the St. Olavs Path. See pilegrimsleden.no. Stiklestad Pilgrim Center also cooperates with Stiklestad National Culture Center and Hotel which offers accommodations in the Hotel an guesthouse. group, have an unique opportunity to spend the night in historical surroundings at the pilgrim loft or the medieval loft.
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Open churches along St. Olavsleden in 2022

We have many beautiful churches along St. Olavsleden and pilgrims often have a desire to visit these. Here are examples of open churches and some samples of what is happening under their auspices this summer. The overview is updated continuously.

We have many beautiful churches along St. Olavsleden and pilgrims often have a desire to visit these. Here are examples of open churches and some samples of what is happening under their auspices this summer. The overview is updated continuously.

Stiklestad church is open every day at 11.00-18.00 until mid-August.

Alstadhaug church is also open every day at 11.00-16.00 until 14 August.

Logtun church is open every day this summer and holds concerts every Wednesday.

At Tautra, the church in Mariaklosteret is open every day from 04.00 - 19.50. Every day there is a mass with communion, on Sundays the mass is at. 09.00 and on weekdays at 08.10. The nuns also pray time prayers 7 times a day, follow the link here for more information about the time prayers.

On the inner part of St. Olavsleden is Markabygda church, it can be opened on request from pilgrims by contacting Markabygda church hall.

Lade church is not open, but invites to a walking service 28.07 at 20:00 which passes several churches with the last stop at Nidaros Cathedral.

Vår Frue Kirke is a care church and is open every day with these opening hours: Monday and Tuesday: 11:00 - 15:00, Wednesday: 11:00 - 16:00, Thursday: 11:00 - 17:00, Friday: 11:00 - 20:00, Saturday: 11:00 - 15:00. You can read more about the care church here.

The Nidaros Cathedral is open every day for visitors, entrance costs 120kr for an adult. Admission to services is free.

More Information
For a calendar and overview of services, candle lighting and other activities in the churches in Levanger, Verdal and Frosta, you can go to the website of Sør-Innherrad kirkelige fellesråd.

For a calendar and overview of services, candle lighting and other activities in the churches at Skatval, Hegra, Stjørdal og Lånke you can go to the website of Stjørdal Kirkelige fellesråd.

For a calendar and overview of services, candle lighting and other activities in the churches at Malvik, you can go to the website of Malvik kirkelige fellesråd

Here is the calendar of the other congregations along the trail: Ranheim og Charlottenlund menighet, Lade menighet, Bakklandet og Lademoen menighet, Nidaros Domkirkes sokn.

The center's organization and tasks

Regional Pilgrim Center Stiklestad AS is owned by the municipalities of Verdal, Levanger, Frosta, Stjørdal and Malvik, together with Stiklestad National Cultural Center and Nidaros Diocesan Council. The Pilgrim Center receives extra funding from Trøndelag County and the National Pilgrim Center, as well as through various projects.

Cooperation across the border between Norway and Sweden

Developing and operating St. Olavsleden in two countries is a major task that requires a coordinated interaction between several different groups such as. accommodation, business, municipalities, church, volunteering, and so on. Together we ensure the good pilgrimage experience from Selånger in Sweden to Trondheim in Norway.

Ansatte

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Janne Sollie
Tlf: +47 957 10 130
Regional Manager
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Visit Innherred v/Anne Haga
Tlf: +47 995 73 854
Tourism Manager for the area of Innherred

Contact

Email: stiklestad@pilegrimssenter.no
Tel:(+47) 932 17 739
Adress:Stiklestad allé 350
Opening Hours:
Weekdays 08:00 -16:00. 24-hour open reception at the cultural center.
Accomodation:
hotell@snk.no, tel. +47 740 44 200