26.5 – 19.8.2022

Download the program as a pdf file here (coming soon).

Join us for the most exciting walking event of summer 2022. You can participate in an individual walk or join for a longer period of time. Through the routes of St. Olav, we connect to the Nordic historical pilgrimage routes to Trondheim. By joining, you are part of a wider movement of a culture of moderation across generations. You are on a journey of reasonableness, endurance and hope.
26 May – August 14 Savonlinna – Turku (program in Finnish)
14 – 15 August Turku – Pargas – Nagu
16.-17.8. Nagu – Sottunga
18-19.8 Långnäs – Jomala

Turku – Pargas Sunday 14 August 18km

kl. 10.00 Turku Cathedral pilgrimage service with The Archbishop of Finland and Turku, Tapio Luoma
(bus from Pargas 9:15 to Åbo)
Walk to Kuusisto Church, 18 km.
Bus transport from Kuusisto to Pargas
18.00 dinner in Pargas parish hall and pilgrims service in Pargas church kl: 19.00
€ 20 per day for dinner, bus transport
Accommodation can be booked at Pjukala Folkhögskola 35 € incl. transport, sheets and towel magsun64@gmail.com

Pargas – Nagu Monday August 15, 16 km

9:00 walk from Pargas Church to Sattmark 10km
11:30 lunch at Sattmark, transport from Sattmark to Nagu Lillandet, 6km walk to Nagu village
at 17.00 dinner in Nagu parish hall and pilgrims’ music in Nagu church kl: 18.00

€ 30 lunch, dinner, and transport,
Accommodation can be booked at Norrgård cottages, transport will be organised. 30€ incl. breakfast Tel: + 358-50-342 5819

Pilgrimage Turku – Pargas – Nagu is organised by the Swedish speaking parishes of Väståbolands svenska församling and Åbo svenska församling. Walking leaders: Maria Björkgren-Vikström and Sara Grönqvist
Registration: vastabolands.forsamling@evl.fi tfn +358 40 312 4410 no later than 10.8

Nagu – Sottunga 16-18 August

Sailing with traditional wooden clicker boat Tacksamheten
You have an unique chance to sail with us along the St. Olav Waterway from Nagu to Sottunga (Åland). You will experience places that tourists rarely visit like Brunskär, where we will stay overnight.
The starting point is Nagu, where the medieval St. Olav’s Church rises in the middle of the village. You will board the traditional Storbåten Tacksamheten from the village harbor. During the first day we will sail to the small village of Brunskär on the outskirts of Kihti. Brunskär has been inhabited since the Middle Ages and stories are told that the monks from Kökar used to visit Brunskär on their preaching trips. We will hear more about the island on a guided tour. In Brunskär we will stay overnight in the premises of the local village association. After breakfast we will sail towards the island of Sottunga in the Åland archipelago. Sottunga is the smallest municipality in Finland with less than 100 inhabitants. Here we stay in cottage accommodation. From Sottunga, the trek continues towards Långnäs and Lemböte and Mariehamn.

The price of the trip is 275 € / person. The price includes sailing, accommodation, lunch during sailing, dinner, guide and breakfast in Brunskär and VAT.
Online booking here or enquiries: info@saaristovaraus.fi tel: +358 2 410 6600

Sottunga – Långnäs

Thursday 18 August ferry (M / S Skiftet) from Sottunga to Långnäs at: 07:50 – 09:00 on your own, the ferry is free of charge for passengers.

Långnäs – Jomala – Finström 18-19.8

Thursday 18 August walk from Långnäs at 09.30 to Söderby. 21 km.
Dinner and accommodation in Lemland’s parish home.
Pilgrim service in Lemland Church at 19.00

Friday 19 August walk from Söderby at 08.30 to Jomala. 23 km.
Festive service and concert in Jomala church: 16.30-17.45

Price for two days guided walking, accommodation, food and transport of luggage 135 €
Hiking leader: Tabita Nordberg, Maria Widén and Bengt Grunér
Registration to tabitanordberg@gmail.com or +358403734024 no later than 4 August