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Pilgrim Trail

Part 5 of the Viking trail, Sanda to Harg

Pilgrim Trail · Uppland · open
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  • Skogsstig på etappen mellan Sanda och Harg
    / Skogsstig på etappen mellan Sanda och Harg
    Photo: Annette Lindstrom, Paxwalk
  • / Straxt söder om Sanda, milstolpe
    Photo: Annette Lindstrom, Paxwalk
  • / Stig utmed Hargsviken
    Photo: Annette Lindstrom, Paxwalk
  • / Hargshamns bad
    Photo: Annette Lindstrom, Paxwalk
  • / Sanda bygdegård
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An enjoyable walk through typical Roslagen scenery – alternating between pine and mixed woodland, sandy and wooden paths. 

open
easy
16.9 km
4:15 h
126 m
113 m

There are lots of wildlife like deer and moose and you might even see sea eagles sailing by when you approach the bay at Hargshamn. The trail passes through a settlement that has been inhabited since the 18th century. You will pass the well preserved Harg rune stone. Braxenbol village with its lovely old houses is siutated close to Hargshamn. At Hargshamn the Viking trail follows along the streets and later veers off towards Järnboden (the Iron Warehouse) which is a beautiful 18th century building. Hargshamn used to be a port of shipment for iron. To this day goods is transported on the railway ending up at the harbour, although mostly timber. There is a campsite at Hargshamn as well as other options for accommodation.

During the Viking Age about 1,000 years ago, goods were transported on these waters although the coastline was 9 metres higher than it is today. The Viking ships sailed towards Börstilsåsen on which Hargs bruk (the Harg Works) were later built.

 

Author’s recommendation

Visit the old iron warehouse from the 18th century just before reaching Hargs bruk on coming in from Hargshamn. 

 

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Visit Roslagen
Updated: September 20, 2019

Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
35 m
Lowest point
10 m
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Safety information

In case of emergency or illness call 112.  Healthcare information for minor ailments can be found by calling 1177 or visiting 1177.se on the internet.

Further information on the freedom to roam

Tips, hints and links

There is a campsite at Hargshamn as well as other options for accommodation as Birgittagårdens pilgrimscenter. 

 

Start

Sanda gård (20 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
60.104868, 18.460157
UTM
34V 358805 6665804

Destination

Hargs kyrka och Birgittagårdens pilgrimscenter

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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

This is a relatively easy walk, but remember to wear comfortable shoes and a backpack that is not too heavy.


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Status
open
Difficulty
easy
Distance
16.9 km
Duration
4:15h
Ascent
126 m
Descent
113 m
Round trip Multi-stage route Cultural/historical value

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