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Pilgrim Trail Stage 21

Helgonleden, The Saint Trail, Huskölen to Ytterhogdal

Pilgrim Trail · Härjedalen
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  • The Church of Ytterhogdal
    / The Church of Ytterhogdal
    Photo: Lars Eklund, Hogdalsbygden
  • / The old school in Huskölen, The Saint's Trail
    Photo: Pirjo Rydén, Pilgrimstid
  • / Leader-Projects with Paxwalk digital maps
    Photo: Elisabeth Andersson, Pilgrimstid
m 300 250 200 20 15 10 5 km Ytterhogdals kyrka Huskölens gamla skola, Kårböleleden ICA Nära Ytterhogdal Wärdshuset Knoppergården, Ytterhogdal
The stage Huskölen to Ytterhogdal follows the trail of Kårböle, along Ljusnan and after this, the lakes on the north of it, up to Ytterhogdal. Here you find deep and exciting forests, mountains, meadows and small, charming villages. When you arrive in Ytterhogdal, you will find the church, shops, food and lodging, and a local cinema. The church is beautifully situated by the lake.
Distance 23.5 km
5:45 h
60 m
22 m
276 m
216 m
The stage follows the trail of Kårböle with its beautiful nature scenery along the river Ljusnan. The villages are situated like a string of pearls along the water. In the river Storån, a power plant was built in the late 50's / early 60's. At this time, Ljusnan was dammed up and became a "lake". In the middle of Storån, there is a windshield about 50 meters from the road out on a headland. This is an excellent place to rest, and it is open for everyone. 

After the bridge in Flor, the trail follows the old country road through the forests to Ytterhogdal. In Ytterhogdal, there is a church, a shop, food and accommodation.

An older writing says:

“At the village of Flor there was a spot for wading and rafting across the river Hoaån, and the road continued on Hoaån's west shore past Hoakvarn. A bit down from the mill, the stream Osbäcken flows down into the river. It is said that the wayfarers should throw a coin into the brook, and therefore this was a so-called ‘stream of sacrifice’”.

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Elisabeth Andersson
Update: August 25, 2020


62.043054, 15.198452
62°02'35.0"N 15°11'54.4"E
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62.043054, 15.198452
62°02'35.0"N 15°11'54.4"E
33V 510379 6878992
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Basic Equipment for Pilgrim Walks

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • Religious objects and material as required

Things to Bring if Staying in a Hostel

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Pilgrim ID card
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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23.5 km
5:45 h
60 m
22 m
Highest point
276 m
Lowest point
216 m


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