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Pilgrim Trail recommended route Stage 3

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

Pilgrim Trail · Hälsingland
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  • Pilgrimer på väg
    / Pilgrimer på väg
    Photo: Ulf Sighede, Pilgrimstid
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    Photo: Ulf Sighede, Paxwalk
  • / Harebell by the road to Sörforsa
    Photo: Erika Wachenfeldt, Paxwalk
  • / Sunnanbäck
    Photo: Erika Wachenfeldt, Paxwalk
  • / Encounter in Sunnanbäck!
    Photo: Erika Wachenfeldt, Paxwalk
  • / Storsjön, Lumnäs, mot Sörforsa
    Photo: Erika Wachenfeldt, Paxwalk
  • / Cow parsley and lupins
    Photo: Erika Wachenfeldt, Paxwalk
  • / Vitsippor på väg mot Forsa
    Photo: Erika Wachenfeldt, Paxwalk
  • / Linspinneriet i Sörforsa
    Photo: Erika Wachenfeldt, Paxwalk
  • / Kyrkbåten Forsa
    Photo: Ulf Sighede, Pilgrimstid
  • / The old flax mill factory
    Photo: Erika Wachenfeldt, Paxwalk
  • / Jesu Hjärtas kapell, Sörforsa
    Photo: Maj-Britt Andersson, Pilgrimstid
  • / The Chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Sörforsa
    Photo: Erika Wachenfeldt, Paxwalk
  • / Jesu Hjärtas kapell
    Photo: Ulf Sighede, Paxwalk
  • / Outside the Chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Sörforsa
    Photo: Erika Wachenfeldt, Paxwalk
  • /
    Photo: Ulf Sighede, Paxwalk
m 150 100 50 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Frägsta Hälsingegård … boende Njutångers kyrka Trogsta Honung Brogården, Njutånger, Hudiksvall Broddessons, Bo … Hälsingland Forsa kyrka
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!
Distance 21.3 km
5:28 h
140 m
133 m
74 m
21 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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Elisabeth Andersson
Update: October 13, 2021
Highest point
74 m
Lowest point
21 m
Best time of year

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! or Ulf Krantz: 070-203 00 84 


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


The Chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Turn-by-turn directions

Approximately 21 kilometers.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


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.


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


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

Book recommendation by the author

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


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

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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21.3 km
5:28 h
140 m
133 m
Highest point
74 m
Lowest point
21 m
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