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Pilgrim Trail Stage 6

Helgonleden, The Saints Trail, Viksjö to Småströmmarna

Pilgrim Trail · Gästrikland
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m 150 100 50 12 10 8 6 4 2 km The Pilgrim Shelter in Småströmmarna Vindskyddet i Viksjö, Helgonleden
From Viksjö, the stage runs to Småströmmarna on gravel roads and from time to time grass roads, through colorful forests with a scent of wildlife, and charming small villages with a taste of local history. The stage is easy to hike and the sights of nature are beautiful here!
Distance 12.4 km
2:56 h
84 m
54 m
112 m
43 m
The stretch is easy to hike, and runs largely through forest areas. You should bring a lunch pack and a water bottle.

Author’s recommendation

Provide with food and water in Bergby before you leave!

Book your lodging at Småströmmarnas pilgrimshärbärge!

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Author
Ulf Sighede
Update: June 06, 2021
Highest point
112 m
Lowest point
43 m

Rest Stop

The wind shelter in Viksjö, the Saint's Trail

Start

Coordinates:
DD
60.972157, 16.908204
DMS
60°58'19.8"N 16°54'29.5"E
UTM
33V 603287 6761190
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Coordinates

DD
60.972157, 16.908204
DMS
60°58'19.8"N 16°54'29.5"E
UTM
33V 603287 6761190
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Hiking shoes, or shoes suitable for the 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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Distance
12.4 km
Duration
2:56 h
Ascent
84 m
Descent
54 m
Highest point
112 m
Lowest point
43 m

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