The Pilgrim Road to Nidaros - A Trekker's Guidebook
The Pilgrim Road to Nidaros
St Olav's Way: Oslo to Trondheim by Alison Raju
Guidebook to the pilgrim road from Oslo to Nidaros, a 643km one-month trek along the west coast of Norway. St Olav was the Norwegian king responsible for the conversion of the country to Christianity around 1000AD, and his grave at Nidaros near Trondheim has been a site for pilgrimage ever since. More...
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A walker's guide to the 643km medieval pilgrim road from Oslo to Nidaros (Trondheim) Cathedral, where Saint Olav (king of Norway, and responsible for much of the conversion of the country to Christianity) was buried. His shrine was the focus not only of many miracles but also of the fourth most important pilgrim route in Europe after Rome, Jerusalem and Santiago de Compostela, and from the tenth century until the Reformation it attracted pilgrims not only from Norway and the rest of Scandinavia but from 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 a walking pilgrim path.
This is the only guide to the route in English. As well as giving directions for walking the route, the book also provides information on places of interest along the way, the history of the pilgrimage, a list of suggestions for further reading and a glossary of geographical and useful terms.