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Pilgrim Trail Stage

Stråsjöleden pilgrim trail, the Chapel of Stråsjö to Sandvik

Pilgrim Trail · Hälsingland
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  • The starting point, the chapel of Stråsjö
    / The starting point, the chapel of Stråsjö
    Photo: Ulf Krantz, Pilgrimstid
  • / Sign with information about the nature reserve area
    Photo: Mats Jäderberg, Pilgrimstid
  • / Gladbäcksögat
    Photo: Tore Lind, Pilgrimstid
  • / Stråsjöleden pilgrim trail, west of the chapel of Stråsjö
    Photo: Mats Jäderberg, Pilgrimstid
m 500 400 300 200 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Enkel övernattningsplats för pilgrimer Gladbäcksögat, Gladbäckens källa Gröntjärn, Ljusdals kommun Sandvik, gamla skolan Stråsjö kapell

One of the finest stages of Stråsjöleden! Just next to the trail is Gladbäcksögat (The Eye of Gladbäck); a spring that flows up, and in a few meters becomes a small stream, and then a brook; Gladbäcken. We find ourselves in a nature conservation area with exciting nature – pay attention to the regulations there. You will pass Gröntjärn, an excellent place to take a break, where there are tables and benches to sit down and rest, while you think about the information on the signs, about the nature phenomenon Gröntjärn – a turquoise green lake, the result of a strange glaciofluvial deposit, formed during the melting of the inland ice about 8 500 years ago. 

You will continue on soft paths and roads to Sandvik, where you will find a bathing spot and simple lodging.

15.4 km
4:02 h
161 m
134 m
To begin with, you walk from the chapel of Stråsjö along the trafficked road, and then turn off downward, along a river with an old mill. When you arrive at the junction, you follow the small gravel road towards Gröntjärn and continue on the path towards Sandvik. The stage is very easy, with a quiet and peaceful wandering through exciting forest nature!

At Gröntjärn you will find facts about the sight on the information board, and benches and tables for a restful break with a beautiful view. There is also a toilet next to the road and the parking lot.

Author’s recommendation

The water in the spring Gladbäcksögat is potable, but you will need to bring something to drink anyway, and a lunch pack. User
Elisabeth Andersson
Updated: March 03, 2020

Highest point
259 m
Lowest point
147 m

Tips, hints and links

About Gröntjärn and Gladbäcksögat


Ulf Krantz, builder for the Chapel of Stråsjö, carving att his house in Venås: YouTube


The Chapel of Stråsjö, Hudiksvall municipality (178 m)
61.953781, 16.298616
33V 568117 6869712


Sandvik, Ljusdal municipality


all notes on protected areas

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Sports shoes or sandals will do good, but this will depend on the weather.

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15.4 km
161 m
134 m


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