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The Pilgrim’s Route through Bærum

Pilgrim Trail or Pilgrim Trail is a common name for several footpaths leading from different parts of Norway to Trondheim. The pilgrimage routes in Norway are public footpaths based on tradition to go on pilgrimage walk that occurred after St. Olav's death in 1030.

The Pilgrim's Route through Bærum starts in Gamlebyen in Oslo and continues to Bærum, onward through Krokskogen to Ringerike and then along the west side of Mjøsa before continuing to Nidaros. The route provides a different type of hiking experience, whether you want a day trip or travel all the way to Trondheim.

Should you decide to take the west route to Trondheim, start by going west from Gamlebyen in Oslo. At Lysaker, cross the Lysaker river at the old medieval ford by Fåbro and continue through the villa district towards the Haslum medieval church. By Øverland, continue on a path through "marka", the wilderness area, in the direction of Nygård. Along the way you can spend the night at Sæteren Gård. This farm belongs to the Norwegian Trekking Association, but is also recognized as a pilgrims' hostel. The road ahead continues over Skrivarberget and down to Lommedalen. We head across the golf course and into Krokskogen in the direction of the Bønsnes church in Ringerike. For a day trip you can start in Lommedalen and walk to Sundvollen. A bus can take you back.

Source: Visit Greater Oslo


The Pilgrim’s Route through Bærum

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