Our Pilgrim Road started at
The Pilgrim Road to Nidaros is a long-distance footpath
with a difference.
In Dovrefjell you can find nice hiking paths if you are a beginner,
hiker can find the challenge they're looking for. Our Pilgrim
path is perfect for family with
Visit the Eystein
church before the trip.
church was built in 1969, designed by architect Magnus Poulsson
not for a saint but after King Eystein Magnusson, who had a saelehus
on Dovrefjell for pilgrims and other travellers, though it is
uncertain whether it was at
Vesle Hjerkinn or on the site where the Fjellstue now stand.
We started our trip at the church
and continue behind the church, through the woods
and then left up earth road to pick up PL by waymarks. Otherwise
- turn R(facing church)
over stile to campsite.
The pilgimsleden continues(from the Fjellstue) throught
campsite, passing to L of
reception building. The "Royal Road" was a bridleway
at first, but then in the 1700s
it was made suitable for horse-drawn traffic. Go through gate
and continue up hill,
on clear grassy track and less steep. KSO for 4km to Hjerkinhø
Literally "Hjerkin hill". Waymark stone
informs you that there are now 208 km left
to Nidaros. (Trondheim) Stony area with a lot of cairns. Splended
views all round on
a clear day.
F rom here you have a beautiful view and can see Snøhetta
in the north west direction.
You can also see Grønbakken farm, this farm had year-round
operation up to 1964.
We did not saw any Musk on the trip, they are as far as I know
30 km north West of our location. This is a easy trip for ordinary
people without any training.
GPS position for Hjerkinn fjellstue 3253050E
Experience the wild beauty
The landscape in Dovrefjell National Park,
about 20 miles north of Dombas
(which is about a four-hour train ride north of Oslo), is bleak
and treeless with
rivers fed by waterfalls and patches of snow, much like the moors
of Wales or
the Scottish Highlands. Its unique ecological system has been
called Europe's last remaining wilderness.
It was sculpted millions of years ago by
glaciers when Mother Nature was a
teen-ager, and like a typical teen-ager she didn't clean up after
In the years since, all that has grown over these
jumbled rocks is thick
moss, pale yellow lichen, an off-white lichen that looks like
cauliflower florets, occasional heather and gourse - actually
I am guessing
at that - and stunted knee-high willows that musk-ox love to eat.
Dovrefjell are well known for its flora.
Here you have our last approximate intact high mountain ecosystem
in the Europe
With wild reindeer, wolverine, arctic fox live in peaceful coexistence
just here in
Ox from Dovrefjell
Dovrefjell , mountainous region of S Norway, c.100 mi (160 km)
long and 40 mi (60 km) wide, culminating in Snøhetta (7,500
ft/2,286 m high). It is crossed by the Dovre railway and highway
and is the source of several important rivers. It is a symbol
of stead fastness and independence in Norwegian folklore and literature.
Catalog for Traveling in Norway
Pilgrim Road to Nidaros
A Cicerone Guide.
A walker’s guide to the 643km
medieval pilgrim road from Oslo to Nidaros (Trondheim)
Cathedral, where Saint Olav (the king of Norway responsible for
much of the conversion
of the country to Christianity) was buried. His shrine was the
focus of many miracles, and
was the culmination of the fourth most important pilgrim route
in Europe after Rome,
Jerusalem and Santiago de Compostela. From the tenth century until
the reformation it attracted pilgrims not only from Norway and
the rest of Scandinavia but also Russia, the
Baltic countries, Germany and Britain as well. Cleared and waymarked
in 1997 the route
has been rediscovered, and is being actively promoted as walking
As well as giving directions for walking the route,
the books gives full information on
facilities along the way, together with detailed sketch maps.
It also provides information
on places of interest along the route and the history of the pilgrimage,
and a list of suggestions for further reading and glossary of
geographical and useful terms.
This is the only guide to the route in English.
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