Sylan - Trondheim 2020
How to meet other pilgrims in Norway without searching high and low. In this guided walk you will meet other interesting people and together you will focus on what is important in life.
Join us for a 9 days walk along the old pilgrimpath, from higlands to spruce forest, from the Swedish border to the pilgrim Capital of Trondheim. Every day we walk part of the route in silence. This way we will be able to enjoy the amazing nature for Trondelag County in Norway. While walking, we become more and more aware of the present moment. Your guide will be Hilde Kirkvold, who has been leading this pilgrimage 10 times.
Since this walk takes several days it is posible to start from ⌘Sylsjøen (160 km) or from *Gressli (100 km); see plan below. You may also sign up for Shorter distances, but those who intend to start at Sylsjøen or Gressli and do the Whole trail will be given priority. We have deliberatley chosen to arrive in Trondheim om the day before the Feast of Saint Olav, and we recommend that you spend a day of rest here. Deadline for registration is 15th of June.
We have a limit of maximum 12 and minimum 7 participants. The total cost for the pilgrimage is NOK 9.900 or 1.200 pr day. This includes guiding, overnight stays, meals and transport of luggage. Any cancellation must be made before 20th of June. Please note the following: It is only possible to book for one day/one night, or more. If you cancel Your booking after the 1 of July, you will have to pay a cancellation fee of NOK 1,000.
Paths and plans are subject to minor changes. We reserve the right to cancel the pilgrimage in case unforseen events that preclude its implementation.
Day Strech km/kl Accommodation
18⁄7 Form home – Trondheim airport 0 km/kl 14:00 Bus to Kirkvollen, Kirkvollen, bed
19⁄7 ⌘Sylsjøen – Stugudalen 18 Kirkvollen, bed
20⁄7 Stugudalen – Ås⁄Kirkvollen 23 Kirkvollen, bed
21⁄7 Ås⁄Kirkvollen – Gressli 15 Spongtun samfunnshus ⁄camp bed
22⁄7 *Gressli – Flora 14 Folkvang samf.h. ⁄camp bed
23⁄7 Flora – Selbu curch 22 Menighetshuset ⁄camp bed
24⁄7 Selbu curch –Selbustrand 15 P. Morset Folkehøyskole/madrass
25⁄7 Selbustrand – Mostadmarka 15 Mostadmark kapell⁄ madrass
26⁄7 Mostadmarka – Sakskvik 24 Vikhammer søndre⁄feltseng
27⁄7 Saksvik – Nidaros 17/ kl 16:00
The pilgrimage reaches its destination at Nidaros Cathederal. We may help you with booking accomodation at Comfort Hotel Park in Trondheim from the 27th to the 28th of July.
How to get there?
There is a local bus leaving from Trondheim the 18th of July at about 14:00 and about 15:00 from the airport. We will meet you at the bus stop at Kirkvollen. Dinner will be served after arrival. We will transport you to the starting point of our hike by Sylsjøen the 19th og July.
Cutlery, cup , flat and deep plate
Seat cushion and sleeping pad
Hiking boots, already broken into
Rain gear – Trøndelag is a wet place
Blister Patch, foot creme
Headgear, to protect from sun
Gloves and wollen hat, if it gets cold
Sandals or light shoes for evening use
Bag for what is not carried during the days walk (being transported between acommo). Maks 2 pieces, each of 15 kilo (remember you have to lift it into a trailer every day).
Bring your daypack and boots for walking tours in advance, so you know that the bag and shoes fits you.
Pratical help – sosial community
This offer for a pilgrimage includes accomodation, dining and luggage transportation along the way. Throug these walks you will also be part of a Group of pilgrims, who will create their own ambicience along the road, a Dimension often missed along Our paths. Joining us for long walks is a special Challenge and an experience for both New and experienced hikers. It is intended to help partisipants to create an interest in the joy of a pilgrim`s life. Every pilgrim must adhere to the community, and assist everyone else, under the tutelage of a guide and some volunteers. Read more at pilegrimsleden.no.
Before you sign up, we need to be assured that you are fit enough to walk a distance of 20 km a day for several days in a row. You are responsible for travel and accommodation to Kirkvollen, and from the end of Your pilgrimage. Furthermore, we assume that you have signed Your own relevant insuance policies, including travel Insurance and any other personal Insurance that you might require.
Is this a religious walk?
The Olavways are established on the basis of Christian pilgrimage and are therefore placed in a Christian cultural context. Today people go for many different reasons. You are welcome no matter what you believe or do not believe. You get to visit churches along the way and are offered the opportunity to attend a service, but attendance is not mandatory.