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Pilgrim Trail recommended route Stage 5

Part 5 of the Viking trail, Sanda to Harg

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  • Skogsstig på etappen mellan Sanda och Harg
    Skogsstig på etappen mellan Sanda och Harg
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An enjoyable walk through typical Roslagen scenery – alternating between pine and mixed woodland, sandy and wooden paths. 
Open
easy
Distance 16.9 km
4:15 h
73 m
42 m
35 m
10 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
Update: March 05, 2021
Difficulty
easy
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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.

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Tips and hints

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

 

Start

Sanda gård (20 m)
Coordinates:
DD
60.104864, 18.460031
DMS
60°06'17.5"N 18°27'36.1"E
UTM
34V 358798 6665803
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Destination

Hargs kyrka och Birgittagårdens pilgrimscenter

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Coordinates

DD
60.104864, 18.460031
DMS
60°06'17.5"N 18°27'36.1"E
UTM
34V 358798 6665803
w3w 
///unhurried.widen.glum
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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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Sanna Sundell
August 18, 2020 · Community
After Sanda its stony roads, later, closer to Hargshamn its a beautiful forrest of fir. And by järnboden you Will see the ocean.
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Fir forest
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
16.9 km
Duration
4:15 h
Ascent
73 m
Descent
42 m
Highest point
35 m
Lowest point
10 m
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