The Pilgrims' Way

The Pilgrims' Way through this region takes you through a calming inland landscape with a magnificent view over Lake Mjøsa – Norway`s largest lake.


The Pilgrim Centre in Hamar is situated on historical ground beside the Pilgrims' Way, and from the Pilgrim Centre, you look directly across to Hamar Cathedral and the glass cathedral, which was and is an important pilgrimage destination for many pilgrims. The Pilgrim Centre is a visitor and information centre. Both local walkers and pilgrims taking the long pilgrimage to Nidaros Cathedral visit the centre.


You can walk both south and north on the eastern Gudbrandsdalen valley section of the Pilgrim's Way on the east side of the Mjøsa lake. Most pilgrims walk north to Nidaros Cathedral, which was the most popular pilgrimage destination in Northern Europe during the Middle Ages. Follow the pilgrimage signs along the route. In some places, you need to use a map. Visit  and plan your own route, or you can download the pilgrim App.


There are places you can stay overnight along the Pilgrims’ Way, many of them in idyllic settings. They vary with respect to standard and price. Booking in advance is recommended. Throughout history, pilgrims have also used waterways as a means of transport, and Skibladner is now part of the Pilgrims’ Way as a 'pilgrim's boat'. Pilgrims get a discount when they show their pilgrim's passport. Pilgrim's passports can be purchased at Hamar Cathedral, in the museum shop at Hedmark Museum and at the Pilgrim Centre. For opening hours and the summer programme, visit  

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