Pilgrim Center Hamar

Pilgrim Center Hamar is a meeting point, beautifully situated by Lake Mjøsa and Domkirkeodden, where there once was the medieval town, Hamarkaupangen. You are welcome to stop by!

Meeting point and hostel

This visitor and information centre is one of six regional centers at the Gudbrandsdalsleden. The center provides guidance and helps to facilitate pilgrimage walks through the Hamar region

Historic location

The Pilgrim Center and Domkirkeodden are located on the remains of the only inland medieval town in Norway. It was the site of Hamar Cathedral, the Bishop's castle, Saint Olav's monastery, a herb garden, hospital and school. The ruins of the cathedral is now protected by a structure of glass and steel. “The glass cathedral” is still a natural hub for pilgrim walks. (Foto: Ana Isabel Sauter)
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Pilegrims boat Skibladner

Today's pilgrims can cross the lake on the paddle steamer DS Skibladner as part of their pilgrimage.

Originally from 1856, it is the oldest paddle steamer in the world still operating a scheduled service. It now has protected cultural heritage status and in summer operates a scheduled service between Eidsvoll and the lakeside towns of Hamar, Gjøvik, Lillehammer and Moelv. Skibladner is a pilgrimage boat and therefore offers special prices to pilgrims who carry a pilgrim's passport.

The steamer is named after Skíðblaðnir, the ship of Freyr in Norse mythology.

Tour suggestions

Pilgrim Center Hamar offers events, guided tours, walks, meetings and lectures throughout the year. If you want to walk on your own, the trail through the Hamar region is both well marked and easily accessible.
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Events

Accommodation

There is a wide variety of accommodation on the path, ranging from self-service cabins to guest farms serving local specialities, hotels and hostels.
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About Pilgrim Center Hamar

Pilgrim Center Hamar has several roles. The main task is to provide guidance to pilgrims and facilitate pilgrimages.

The center also contributes to the development of business activities along the trail in the Hamar region. In an environmentally friendly and gentle way, we will contribute to a sustainable tourism, through various local walks, events and activities. The development of the Pilgrim trail takes place in close collaboration with the center's partners, which are the municipalities, the county, the Church, cultural life, voluntary groups and societies, museums and businesses.

Ansatte

Tone Stræte
Tlf: (+47) 474 78 266
Regional Manager

Contact information:

Email:hamar@pilegrim.info
Phone:(+ 47) 474 78 266
Adress:Storhamargata 125
2315 Hamar
Opening hours:June 15 - August 15: 9 -18, every day.
From August 16, Monday - Friday from 9-16, or by appointment (the accommodation).
Price:300 NOK per person. Shared shower/toilet. Self-catering. Wifi. Bed linen and towels included.
Distance:2,1 kilometers to Hamar train station. Free bike rental. 1 kilometer to shopping mall.
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