Berkåk - Trondheim

118,4 KM
6 days
Walk the last 100 kilometers to Trondheim and Nidaros Cathedral. Enjoy the nature, agricultural landscape, beautiful cultural monuments, village museums and churches.
Medium route
Situated along Gudbrandsdalsleden

Day 1: (9,8 km) Berkåk - Stamnan

After taking the train to Berkåk station, follow the pilgrim signs towards Stamnan. This part of the Gudbrandsdalsleden goes along roads with car traffic, but also goes through woods and fields.

Accommodation at Stamnan:

Day 2: (22,3 km) Stamnan - Hol

This stage begins with a climb, before entering a nice agricultural landscape and the Rennebu Church and Gammelbua Pilgrim Information. At the church you’ll find the pilgrim milestone marked with the 100-kilometer to Nidaros. This is the last point you can start on the path if you want to qualify for the Olav Letter. The path continues past old tranditional farms before arriving at Segard Hoel.

Accommodation at Hol:

Day 3: (29,3 km) Hol - Gumdalen

This is a long and copious stage, with several cultural monuments, churches and places of residence close to the path, and two good climbs before you arrive to Gumdalen. The Meldal Rural Museum and the Old Mine in the Løkken Verk is all about the 1600s history, and well worth a visit if you are interested in history.

Accommodation in Gumdalen:

Day 4: (18, 1 km) Gumdalen - Skaun

The pilgrim path towards Skaun goes largely through pine forests and over green pastures. In the middle of the stage you have to go through marshy ground for a period, where you might get wet on your feet. Eventually you will again walk on solid ground and end the day in Skaun.

Accommodation at Skaun:

Day 5: (18 km) Skaun - Øysand

The stage of today will be in the historical landscape of Sigrid Undset's Kristin Lavransdatter. Sigrid Undset is a Norwegian Nobel Prize winning author; known for her trilogy of Kristin Lavransdatter where pilgrimages is a big part of the novels which are set in medieval times. Make sure to enjoy the view of Skaun before you follow the trail down towards the river delta where the river Gaula meets the Trondheim fjord.

Accommodation on Øysand:

Day 6: (20,9 km) Øysand - Trondheim

The final stage goes through lush cultural and agricultural landscapes, through the popular Bymarka and down the boroughs of Byåsen and Sverresborg. You’ll pass an old homestead site, the famous Kongesteinen and sights such as Granåsen Ski Center and Sverresborg Trøndelag Folk Museum. Many great places to see before you reach the end and pilgrimage destination; the Nidaros Cathedral.

Accommodation in Trondheim:

Recommended period:


June to September

Arrival:

  • Train to Berkåk

Departure:

  • Train from Trondheim
  • Flights from Trondheim Airport
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