Hiking along the Saint Olav Ways lets you discover religious and cultural heritage as well as spectacular landscape.
Starting at the ruins of St.Mary’s Church at the Old Town in Oslo you may follow the pilgrim’s road either westward or eastward.
Eastward you follow the Romerike route along the streets up to the Grorud valley, in surroundings that are totally transformed since the Middle Ages. The alternative is the Oldtid’s road (Old times road) over Gjelleråsen where any disturbances offer a picture closer to be original medieval roads.
Through the rolling landscape of Romerike, the road goes past Skedsmo church where St. Olav Christianized the Raums, continuing along Farseggen and towards Scandinavia’s biggest burial ground, Raknehaugen in Ullensaker. In Eidsvoll you can experience the Eidsvoll of 1814, or go aboard the pilgrim boat Skibladner
The road continues north through the Stange forest to the seat of the bishop of Hamar at Domkirkeodden. At Domkirkeodden the Romerike route unites with the Gudbrandsdalen valley route which continues on the east side of the river Mjøsa towards Lillehammer and the Gudbrandsdalen valley.
For more information visit: Pilgrimsleden