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St. Olav Pilgrim Ways

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Pilgrimsleden. Foto: J. Lathion
Pilgrimsleden. Foto: Jan Habberstad 2014
St. Olav Ways - the pilgrim paths to Trondheim, Pilgrimsleden, is a network of authentic, historical

routes leading through beautiful nature, agricultural landscapes and historical places. The path is coming from all cardinal directions to St. Olav' shrine, the [[Nidaros Cathedral]] in Trondheim.

The Nidaros Cathedral was the northernmost pilgrim goal in the Christian hemisphere throughout the middle ages . The pilgrims who follow the path all the way up to the beautiful high altar of the northernmost Gothic cathedral in Europa, realizes the increasing importance it has also for people of today.

THE ROMBO PATH AND ST. OLAV'S PATH

Two historical pilgrim paths joins together north of Trondheim. The Rambo Path and the St. Olav's Path.

The Rambo Path comes from Sweden through Skarddøra, Tydal and Selbu. This path is not only the oldest pilgrim path in Norway; it is also an important connection between two important Nordic saints: Saint Olav and Saint Birgitta of Sweden. In 1030 Saint Olav took the fatal journey from Selånger in Sweden to Stiklestad in Norway.

The St. Olav's Path goes from Selånger through Stiklestad to Trondheim.

Pilgrimsleden through Skardøla in Tydal. Foto: Jan Habberstad 2014

The Pilgrims crossed the border on the Rombo Path here in Skardøla mountains in Tydal, near the Stugusjø Lake.

Sources

  • 1. Pilegrimsleden inn mot Trondheim. Tapir Akademisk Forlag 1997
  • 2. Informasjonstavler Museumssætra i Budalen
  • 3. Informasjonsskilt oppsatt av Trondheim kommune ved Ranheim kirke


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