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Pilgrimage to St. Olav`s church

  • Kong Augvalds veg 103, AVALDSNES
  • +47 52850000
  •  /  km From You

Avaldsnes is the regional center for Kystpilegrimsleia which runs from Egersund to Trondheim. A spectacular and beautiful journey along the coast with fjords, islands, islets and reefs - a saga from viking to pilgrimage.

Olav's Church is the most prominent memorial to earlier ages at Avaldsnes. Built by King Haakon Haakonsen in about AD 1250 to serve his royal farm, Haakon dedicated it to Olav the Holy. A century or so later Haakon Magnusson inducted Olav's and three other Norwegian churches into the Royal Collegiate. The church was an important refuge for pilgrims making the long journey to Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim. Read about the pilgrimage here.


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  • Source: Destinasjon Haugesund & Haugalandet


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  • Glacier hiking
Canoeing & kayaking
  • Equipment hire

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