Occasionally along a busy road
Pilgrimsruta is marked with red signs along the road. You can download a digital map in your smartphone.

Pilgrimsruta is national cycle route no. 7. The route starts in Halden, passes through Oslo and continue all the way up to Trondheim. We have chosen to present the route from Halden and Lillehammer.

Halden is an idyllic small town nestled up by the Iddefjord, just on the border of Sweden. Here you find the mighty Fredriksten Fortress. Cobblestone streets, cosy shops and restaurants, river promenades, and a charming guest harbour. Sarpsborg was founded a thousand years ago by King Saint Olof the Holy. Today, the city has one of the country’s coolest and most modern science centers for children – and the most sunny days in Norway! In the cozy coastal town of Fredrikstad, you can wander around the historic district of the Old Town. A mighty wall from the 17th century surrounds the historic old town, and once inside, the cobbled streets lead to a number of pleasant shops and cafés. Moss is a historic industrial city, known for galleries and contemporary art, its 50 beaches and unique hotels overlooking the Oslo Fjord. Oslo, Norway’s capital, attracts trend-conscious tourists from all over the world. The city has an exciting and innovative architecture but also beautiful nature and it is easy to discover Oslo by bike. You pass Eidsvoll where the Norwegian Constitution was written and adopted in 1814. The bike ride goes through a fantastic cultural landscape with cozy rural roads and past many beautiful farms in a lush landscape between Mjøsli and Hamar. Lillehammer is located in Gudbrandsdalen. We recommend you to visit Maihaugen with its outdoor museum.

Main route: about 380 km (Halden-Sarpsborg/Fredrikstad-Moss-Oslo-Dal-Mjøsli-Hamar-Lillehammer).

Public transport: You can travel by bus and train to the cities along the route, and bring your bike on board. See for more details.

Connecting bicycle routes