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Oslo Pilgrim Center

Oslo Pilgrim Center is located centrally in Oslo on the beautiful St. Hanshaugen. For most pilgrims, the center is a natural place to visit for information, advice, tips and guidance, before embarking on their pilgrimage on Gudbrandsdalsleden.

The natural starting point

The Pilgrim Centre of Oslo is one of six regional pilgrim centers along the Gudbrandsdalsleden. We are here to help you with information and guidance so that you can accomplish your goal on making your pilgrimage to Trondheim. – The regional pilgrim centers are funded by the State of Norway, our services are free of charge.

The pilgrim centre is located 50 meters from the Gamle Aker Church, the oldest church and building in Oslo dating from the 12th century, along the west path of the Gudbrandsdalsleden, 20 minutes on foot from the Central Station in Oslo.

At the Pilgrim Center you can buy guidebooks in norwegian, english, german, italian and dutch. Here you will also find Pilgrim pass and pilgrim souvenirs.


Pilgrim Café

Welcome to our Pilgrim Café at the Pilgrim Centre. Due to Covid-19 we will this summer only serve coffee, tea and water. You are welcome to bring your own food.

To be well prepared

At the Pilgrim Centre you get all the information you need for your pilgrimage. You can buy your pilgrim credential, badges and stickers to have on your rucksack or jacket. We have overview map and guidebooks in all available languages (Norwegian, German, Dutch, Italian, English). We have knowledge of temporary adjustments and changes to the path and the places of accommodation. – All it takes to make you well prepared!
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Borrow a Hammock!

The Pilgim senters in Oslo, Hamar and Granavollen has a hammock project this summer! You can borrow a hammock (with mosquito netting and tarp) in Oslo and deliver it in Hamar or Granavollen. This is a free service!

Blessing of Pilgrims

At the Pilgrim Centre of Oslo you can also, independently of your confessional or religious belonging, receive the pilgrim's blessing. Experience how it is to be sent off on your pilgrimage the same way medieval pilgrims started their pilgrimage, with a blessing. Every pilgrim receiving the blessing also receives a blue or green ribbon to help you remember the blessing you have received. – When at the pilgrim centre, remember to ask if the pilgrim priest is available to give you the blessing!

Hostels along Gudbrandsdalsleden 2021, Oslo - Trondheim

Most hostels will be open during season 2021, but a few will be closed due to the corona-pandemic. Here you can download a list of those that are open this season.
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Open churches Oslo-Trondheim

There are many beautiful churches along the Pilegrim path to Trondheim. At most of them you will find a stamp for your Pilgrimpass. I the church is closed, some of them has a white mailbox outdoors with the pilegrim mark on it. Open it and you will find a stamp!


The Pilgrim Center in Oslo has been part of an Erasmus+ project from 2018-2021. The application for this EU-project was done together with Oslo University, and it was called «Cooperation for innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices». Panhera means "Pilgrims Accommodation and New Host Expertise in Rural Areas".
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Anna Runesson
Tlf: (+47) 480 52 949
Regional leder
Telephone / Address:(+47) 480 52 949 / Akersbakken 30, 0172 Oslo

August 16 - June 14
Weekdays: 9:30am-3:30pm
Weekends: Closed

June 15 - August 15 (pilgrim season)
Weekdays: 9:30am-4:00pm.
Weekends: 10:00am-2:00pm

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