Category Archives: St Olav pilgrim trail

2016 updates to the Norwegian pilgrim trail guide

Around this time last year, Dave and I put together a short PDF guide to the St Olav pilgrim trails in Norway. Since I posted it, a full English-language print guidebook has been released (available from pilgrim centres within Norway, … Continue reading

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The celebrity pilgrim

Recently, a friendly writer called Tirza interviewed me for the new St Olav Ways online magazine, and it was rather fun to be on the other end of things for a change. It turns out I am not the most … Continue reading

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A short guide to the Norwegian pilgrim trail

When Dave Tett, Dave Briceland and I walked the St Olav pilgrim trail in Norway last summer, we were surprised to find there wasn’t an English-language guidebook in print [Update August 2015 – there is apparently a new edition, available … Continue reading

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St Olav’s Way, in moving pictures

As you may recall, I spent my July walking the St Olav Way pilgrim trail from Oslo to Trondheim. I’ve finally got round to condensing a month of tramping, 640km and two hours of footage into a five-minute video. My … Continue reading

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Some proper photos of St Olav’s Way

I mentioned that my old mate Dave Tett was walking part of the trail with me, but for those who don’t know him, I forgot to mention that Dave is a professional photographer. He’s put a couple of batches of … Continue reading

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Boots unlaced

It was around lunchtime on a hot, bright Saturday when we crossed the churchyard at Nidaros cathedral in Trondheim, threaded our way with difficulty through the crowds gathered under the imposing frontage for the penultimate day of St Olav’s festival, … Continue reading

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The waffles that weren’t on the map

The unexpected is a constant on a jaunt like this, but rarely have we had such a welcome surprise as the one that turned up this afternoon. It’s fair to say we were probably on a bit of a downer. … Continue reading

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A friend in a storm

Every seasoned hiker knows that when the weather really starts coming on hard, you just have to pull your hood low over your eyes, get your head down and get on with it. It’s a good job my pilgrim companion … Continue reading

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Red sky at night

Tonight we’re enjoying a rare bit of shelter in a little hut at a campsite a few kilometres short of Oppdal. We’ve found some wonderful wild spots to pitch our tents across the mountain stretch, but as we dropped back … Continue reading

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Upwards

Farmland and forests and fjords are all very beautiful in their different ways, but today we finally climbed above the treeline and onto the mountain plateau of Dovrefjell. At which point the views reached a whole new level, both literally … Continue reading

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