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 Trondheim....

The importance of preparation

Together with Lina, Christian and Markus I participated in the St. Olaf project this year. For us, it was clear from the very beginning that we would test the route from Åbo to Korpo by bike, not by foot. This due to the fact, that both Christian and Markus had walked...