Eidsvoll - Hamar

70,6 KM
4 days
Experience the tranquility of the vast woodlands, before you reach the gently rolling landscape by Lake Mjøsa and Hamar.
Medium route
Situated along Gudbrandsdalsleden

Dag 1: (23 km) Eidsvoll - Spitalen

The route starts from Eidsvoll on hard surfaces, gravel and on some path sections, through rural landscape and woods. After 12 kilometers you reach Lake Fløyta, which is a nice spot for a break. Continue on gravel roads until the route picks up a forest path to Lyssjøhimet and lake Lyssjøen. Continue on gravel roads and paths into the woods of Stange almenning (common land). Korsvika bay by Lake Granerudsjøen, is a beautiful spot for a break, with benches and a picninc table. Continue on the path to Sannfredstun farm, where you can tent or stay in an old school house.

Accommodation:

  1. Lysjøhimet
  2. Sannfredstun

Dag 2: (13,6) Spitalen - Tangen

Follow the gravel road through Spitalen, a site where there may have been a medieval hospital for pilgrims.

The shieling Romsetra, is a gem surrounded by old farmhouses and ideal for a break before you continue on gravel roads and paths to Nilsberg. After a few kilometers downhill towards Lake Mjøsa, you reach Espa petrol station and Bollleland kro (café). The pilgrim route follows the shoreline of Mjøsa on asphalt, to the small village called Tangen. Worth visiting is Tangen church, which is an octagonal church built in 1861. Tangenodden Camping is situated 600 meters from the path. If you want a non-service accommodation, follow the path into the woods for four kilometers to the old smallholding Skomakerbakken.

Accommodation in Tangen:

  1. Tangenodden Camping
  2. Husmannsplassen Skomakerbakken

Dag 3: (24 km) Tangen - Fjetre gård

The Pilgrim path continues on gravel roads through pine forests and fields until you reach the next section; Stange Vestbygd. Now the landscape opens up towards Lake Mjøsa and we walk into one of Norway’s richest agricultural villages and a landscape with great cultural and historical value.

After a few kilometers on gravel roads, you reach Stange church, one of Norway’s oldest medieval churches, recorded as early as 1225 in the Håkon Håkonsen saga.

In the western hills near Mjøsa, there are large old farms and manor houses one after another. Some of them are described in Icelandic and Norwegian kings’ sagas like the legendary saga of St. Olaf.

From the church, the path continues on asphalt at the western hills near Mjøsa, where there are large old farms and manor houses one after another. Some of them are described in Icelandic and Norwegian kings’ sagas like the legendary saga of St. Olaf. In this area the two idyllic farms, Herkestad and Møyrud are accommodating pilgrims.

A break at one of the farm cafés serving tasty local specialities is recommended.

About six kilometers from the church, follow a gravel road bordered by a birch avenue and then across Atlungstad golf course to Atlungstad Brenneri. In this historic distillery you will experience Norwegian distillery history and Norwegian aquavit production for the last 150 years.

Two kilometers from the distillery, is Fjetre farm. This traditional farm offers accommodation in a restored building from 1750. Breakfast can be pre booked.


Accommodation in Stange Vestbygd:

  1. Herkestad gård
  2. Husmannsplassen Møyrud
  3. Fjetre gård

Dag 4: (6 km) Fjetre gård - Hamar

The route follows paths and paved roads along Lake Mjøsa towards Hamar city center. At Stange Bridge there is a fine view towards the Åkersvika nature reserve and the Hamar Olympic Hall known as the Viking Ship.

The route continues through the town along the shoreline of Lake Mjøsa to the Pilgrim Centre Hamar. The centre is a visitor and information centre as well as a pilgrims' hostel.

The centre is situated on historical ground beside the Pilgrims' path, and you can look directly across to Hamar Cathedral, which was and still is an important pilgrimage destination for many pilgrims.

At Domkirkeodden you can experience the medieval Hamar, an open air museum, exhibitions and hear about how medieval monks used plants in cooking and for medicinal use the country’s biggest organic herb garden, inspired by the Herb Garden of St. Olav monastery.

Accommodation in Hamar:

  1. Hamar Vandrerhjem Vikingskipet
  2. Seiersted Pensjonat
  3. Clarion Collection Hotel Astoria
  4. Pilegrimsherberge - Pilegrimssenter Hamar

Information

Due to the variation in standard of accommodation, you should bring sleeping bags, food and supplies on your way into the Stange Almenning (common land).

Travel information:

The region is located 128 kilometers north of Oslo, at route E6. It is easy to get to by car, train or bus. Oslo and Oslo Airport Gardermoen are the main gateways for both international and national arrivals to Hamar. Departures every hour by train from Oslo Airport Gardermoen to Hamar with VY. Approximate time: 1 hour.

Pilgrim’s Passport:

Pilgrims get free entrance to the Glass Cathedral and a discount to the museum ground (NOK 50), when they show their pilgrim’s passport. Passports are available at the Pilgrim Centre.

Season:

May - September.

Atlungstad Distillery offers open, guided tours during the period of June 23 to August 16 from Wdnesday until Sunday. The guided tour on Sundays starts 13.00hrs. The summer restaurant is also open from Wednesday until Sunday during the same period.

Experiences along this route

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