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Pilgrim Trail Stage 3

Helgonleden, The Saints Trail, Gävle to Trödje

Pilgrim Trail · Gästrikland
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  • Signpost close to Trödje
    / Signpost close to Trödje
    Photo: Ulf Krantz, Pilgrimstid
  • / Signpost by the parish house in Hille, next to the weeping ash
    Photo: Clara Bergel Jansson, Pilgrimstid
  • / The Church of Hille
    Photo: Clara Bergel Jansson, Pilgrimstid
  • / The weeping ash by Hille parish house
    Photo: Elisabeth Andersson, Pilgrimstid
  • / The Saint's Trail, between Oppala and Trödje
    Photo: Elisabeth Andersson, Pilgrimstid
m 100 50 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Trödje Bönhus, pilgrimshärbärge TANDAKUTEN, Gävle Hille församlingsgård Gävle station Matbutik Stigslund Gävle Gross Björke Kiosken Trödje Pizzeria
The stage starts in the middle of Gävle, at the Church of the Holy Trinity, and goes through the city, on pedestrian and bicycle paths towards the villages on the outskirts of Gävle.

By the Church of Hille and the surrounding villages, the trail runs through countryside and forests. It is an area rich in ancient remains along the ridges and bird lakes.

Distance 20.6 km
5:02 h
30 m
26 m
31 m
1 m

Author’s recommendation

Book your lodging in Trödje if you intend to stay for the night! Tröjde Bönhus lies within sight from the trail. It is a calm and beautiful place with farms and houses in the area.
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Elisabeth Andersson
Update: June 09, 2020
Highest point
31 m
Lowest point
1 m

Rest Stop

The House of Music - Musikhuset - in Sjömanskyrkan, Gävle
Gefle Vandrarhem - Hostel, Gävle
Trödje Chapel House, pilgrim shelter
Gävle, the Holy Trinity Church
Saint Pauli Catholic Church, Gävle
Gävle Gross
Gävle station
Länsmuseet Gävle
Hille Parish House
Björke Kiosken
Trödje Pizzeria
Matbutik Stigslund

Tips and hints

There are several suitable places by the Church of Hille to take a break and rest. The parish house, just south of the church, is very nice.

In summertime there is a Summer Café with exhibitions and programs in The Chapel of Trödje (Trödje Bönhus).


Gävle, The Church of the Holy Trinity, the centre of Gävle (3 m)
60.672688, 17.137429
60°40'21.7"N 17°08'14.7"E
33V 616778 6728230


The Chapel of Trödje (Trödje Bönhus), Trödje


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60.672688, 17.137429
60°40'21.7"N 17°08'14.7"E
33V 616778 6728230
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Hiking shoes, clothing for season and weather.

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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20.6 km
5:02 h
30 m
26 m
Highest point
31 m
Lowest point
1 m


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