Further on the stage you will find the church of Forsa, which is well worth a visit, both for worship and to see the fine medieval sculptures in wood.
Leaving Forsa behind you, you will walk a longer distance on the embankment, and in Näsviken, you will pass the Tamm's canal.
The end of the stage is Hälsingegården Nirsgård, where overnight stays and meal can be arranged. Book well in advance!
Next to the chapel you will find the old flax mill factory from the end of the 19th century – the reason for both the chapel being built and the town of Sörforsa growing out of just a few farmhouses.
The trail continues on small streets and leads to the church of Forsa. Sometimes you will walk on the old embankment of Dellenbanan. The church is beautifully situated by the river Rolfsta, running into Kyrksjön, a lake with a mighty view of the blue mountains.
Leaving Forsa behind you, you will walk a longer distance on the embankment. There is a nice resting place by the old pond, a short distance from the trail.
In Näsviken, you will find the Tamm’s Canal, with an exciting history of steamboat traffic, paddle-steamers and transporting of ore and minerals. Smaller gravel roads lead to the end of the stage – Hälsingegården Nirsgård, where overnight stays can be arranged, as well as meals, by arrangement, so make sure to make your reservations well in advance!
Rest StopICA Nära, Forsa
Trogsta Honung - Honey from Trogsta, Forsa!
Cafe Röda Korset Kupan - second handshop
Frägsta Hälsingegård - Italian restaurant and lodging
Safety informationBe careful when you cross the Route 84. You can also take the underpass next to Forsa Folk High School if you want to feel safe during busy traffic hours. The underpass has its own POI – “Underpass Route 84”.
ParkingParking space by the old flax mill factory close to the chapel. At Nirsgård by arrangement with the owners.
EquipmentHiking boots and a lunch pack, but you will pass two grocery stores on this stage.
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)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- 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
- 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.