Walking St. Olav Waterway in sections

“It’s a year since I was last on pilgrimage – and today I picked up where I left off (St Olaf’s church in Nauvo) continuing on towards Trondheim The weather was fabulous … a kind of Camino Frances day: it started cool but was warm and sunny – hovering around...

St. Olav Waterway On The Åland Islands

Last autumn, I did my first multi-day hike of the St. Olav Waterway – together with my friend Rania, we completed the first section of this pilgrimage trail from Turku to Korppoo. Now it was time for the second part: continuing from the edge of the Finnish archipelago...

A guide to hiking the St. Olav Waterway

I recently got invited to hike the St. Olav Waterways with Kathrin and I felt very excited: I’d get to try a longer hike again, and especially one I felt a bit of a connection to! I used to live on the countryside right next to the St. Olav pilgrim path and a few...

Autumn Bliss: Hiking The St. Olav Waterway – Travelogue

The St. Olav Waterway is an old pilgrim path, leading all the way from Turku to Norway. The Finnish part of the trail was officially opened to pilgrims just last May, and I’ve been intrigued by it ever since. Stretching all the way from Finland’s former Capital out to...

A Portuguese pilgrim on St Olav Waterway

St Olav Waterway’s first pilgrim started his way from the Turku Cathedral just before Easter in April 2019. One month before the official opening of the route. At that time many signs during the way were still missing, but Duarte from Portugal still reached...

Kökar, center of the Baltic Sea

Hello! We are three girls, Clara, Daniela and Annika, who walked the St Olav Waterway route from Galtby, via Kökar and Långnäs to Mariehamn 7-9.4.2017. Early on Friday morning we started with bus from Turku to Galtby, from where we took the ferry to Kökar. When we...