Discover St. Olav Waterway. You can do it right away, or wait for the Grand Opening in May 2019.

Discover St. Olav Waterway. You can do it right away, or wait for the Grand opening in May 2019.

Walk through the most beautiful archipelago in the world from island to island. The route will take you from Turku Cathedral on the Finnish mainland, through Åland – the islands of peace- and on to Sweden. Once in Sweden you have several alternative routes to choose from to reach your final destination of Trondheim in Norway.

From December 6 2018, St. Olav Waterway, the part från Turku in Finland to Grisslehamn in Sweden, is certified as an official Olav way in Europe.

St. Olav Waterway will be officially opened on May 24 2019. A lot of work around the route still remains, so we ask for your kind indulgence for the limited amount of information on here so far, we are working on it!

A short summary of St Olav Waterway in other languages:


St. Olav Waterway travels from Turku Cathedral to Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim.

Opening seminar and the premier tour

St Olav Waterway – A Pilgrimage Back in Time seminar Friday May 24 in Turku, Finland.

Event calendar

See what kind of events are in store for 2019.


The hiking trail follows St. Olav’s pilgrim route. Who was St. Olav and how did he become a saint?


Read about how other explorers have experienced the route and use the tips and ideas to plan your own adventure.

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St. Olav Waterway's Grand Opening is May 24 2019. Time left: