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Pilgrim Trail Stage 5

Helgonleden, The Saints Trail, Bergby, the Church of Hamrånge to Viksjö

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m 100 50 8 6 4 2 km Hedenstugan, Bed & Breakfast Hotel Knutpunkten, Bergby The Church of Hamrånge, Bergby Vindskyddet i Viksjö, Helgonleden
Helgonleden initially runs from the church of Hamrånge in Bergby, through the centre there, with the shops and restaurants, and then continues on small roads up to the area around Viksjö, a place rich with lakes. Don't forget to provide with water and food for a couple of days!

If you hike quickly, you will easily reach the shelter at Småströmmarnas Pilgrimshärbärge. Book your accommodation there well in advance!

Distance 9.9 km
2:28 h
58 m
27 m
59 m
4 m
The church of Hamrånge is within eyesight on the hill. Since the congregation often organizes walks, you can get some good advice from them about the stages that follow. The stage is easy to walk, with small roads of gravel or grass.

Author’s recommendation


The stage is easy to walk - but don't forget the wather bottle and your lunch pack!

Contact Småströmmarnas Pilgrimshärbärge for lodging. You can walk the entire route to Småströmmarna, or stay the night in the shelter in Viksjö!

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Ulf Sighede
Update: May 22, 2020


60.927419, 17.036844
60°55'38.7"N 17°02'12.6"E
33V 610403 6756418


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60.927419, 17.036844
60°55'38.7"N 17°02'12.6"E
33V 610403 6756418
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Hiking shoes or other recommended shoes for walking.

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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9.9 km
2:28 h
58 m
27 m
Highest point
59 m
Lowest point
4 m


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