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Stråsjöleden pilgrim trail, Njutånger medieval church to the Chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Sörforsa

Pilgrim Trail · Hälsingland
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  • Jesu Hjärtas kapell, Sörforsa
    / Jesu Hjärtas kapell, Sörforsa
    Photo: Maj-Britt Andersson, Pilgrimstid
  • / Pilgrimer på väg
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  • / Jesu Hjärtas kapell
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  • / Kyrkbåten Forsa
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  • / Storsjön, Lumnäs, mot Sörforsa
    Photo: Erika Wachenfeldt, Paxwalk
  • / Outside the Chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Sörforsa
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  • / The Chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Sörforsa
    Photo: Erika Wachenfeldt, Paxwalk
  • / Linspinneriet i Sörforsa
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  • / The old flax mill factory
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  • / Vitsippor på väg mot Forsa
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This distance from the medieval church of Njutånger provides both the experience of walking through countryside and agriculture past the great characteristic houses of Hälsingland, and a taste of the forest and wildlife experience!
moderate
21.3 km
5:28 h
140 m
133 m
The distance runs from the church of Njutånger on a dirt road, past a couple of farms. You pass the E4 over a tractor bridge. The trail of Stråsjö goes on northwest on smaller roads and paths in the forest area, where there is no settlement.

You follow a path along the lakeside for a short distance, until you reach a small asphalt road running through more settled areas towards Sörforsa.
The paths along the lake will during some periods be wet and slippery. 

Author’s recommendation

Bring a bottle of water and a lunch box!
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Author
Elisabeth Andersson
Updated: May 30, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Highest point
74 m
Lowest point
21 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Trogsta Honung - Honey from Trogsta, Forsa!
Cafe Röda Korset Kupan - second handshop
Frägsta Hälsingegård - Italian restaurant and lodging
Forsa Handelsträdgård - Forsa Garden Center

Safety information

The path next to Kösen can be quite wet, especially after the snow melt in the spring.

Tips and hints

It might be possible for groups to book the great church boats for boating tours on the far-stretched and beautiful lakes of Forsa. Contact Pilgrimstid well in advance for this opportunity! 
info@pilgrimstid.nu or Ulf Krantz: 070-203 00 84 

Start

The Church of Njutånger, Njutånger (24 m)
Coordinates:
DD
61.618429, 17.050763
DMS
61°37'06.3"N 17°03'02.7"E
UTM
33V 608741 6833386
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Destination

The Chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Turn-by-turn directions

Approximately 21 kilometers.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The X-Trafik Trip Planner (Reseplaneraren)

Getting there

Exit the E4
either by Iggesund, and drive south to the church of Njutånger - it is visible on a hill to the right,
or by Enånger, and drive north until you see the church on your left.

Parking

There is a parking space by the church, or up at the parish house, S:t Olofsgården.

Coordinates

DD
61.618429, 17.050763
DMS
61°37'06.3"N 17°03'02.7"E
UTM
33V 608741 6833386
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Jan Lundell: "Pilgrimsspår i Hälsingland", 2000. Can be ordered through Pilgrimstid.

Equipment

Hardwearing boots for walking on damp grounds, a water bottle and a lunch pack.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
21.3 km
Duration
5:28 h
Ascent
140 m
Descent
133 m
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