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Oslo Pilgrim Center

Oslo Pilgrim Center is located centrally in Oslo on the beautiful St. Hanshaugen. For most pilgrims, the center is a natural place to visit for information, advice, tips and guidance, before embarking on their pilgrimage on Gudbrandsdalsleden.

The natural starting point

The Pilgrim Centre of Oslo is one of six regional pilgrim centers along the Gudbrandsdalsleden. We are here to help you with information and guidance so that you can accomplish your goal on making your pilgrimage to Trondheim. – The regional pilgrim centers are funded by the State of Norway, our services are free of charge.

The pilgrim centre is located 50 meters from the Gamle Aker Church, the oldest church and building in Oslo dating from the 12th century, along the west path of the Gudbrandsdalsleden, 20 minutes on foot from the Central Station in Oslo.

At the Pilgrim Center you can buy guidebooks in norwegian, english, german, italian and dutch. Here you will also find Pilgrim pass and pilgrim souvenirs.


To be well prepared

At the Pilgrim Centre you get all the information you need for your pilgrimage. You can buy your pilgrim credential, badges and stickers to have on your rucksack or jacket. We have overview map and guidebooks in all available languages (Norwegian, German, Dutch, Italian, English). We have knowledge of temporary adjustments and changes to the path and the places of accommodation. – All it takes to make you well prepared!
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Discussion group

Once a month we meet at the Pilegrim Center to discuss Life and Beliefs as a Pilgrim. Dates: 2/12, 27/1, 24/2, 31/3.

Pilgrim Mass

One Thursday each month we celebrate a Pilgrim Mass at Old Aker Church at 6.30 pm. Dates: 9/12, 13/1, 10/2, 10/3.

Pilgrim Café

Welcome to our Pilgrim Café at the Pilgrim Centre. Due to Covid-19 we will this summer only serve coffee, tea and water. You are welcome to bring your own food.

Borrow a Hammock!

The Pilgim senters in Oslo, Hamar and Granavollen has a hammock project this summer! You can borrow a hammock (with mosquito netting and tarp) in Oslo and deliver it in Hamar or Granavollen. This is a free service!

Blessing of Pilgrims

At the Pilgrim Centre of Oslo you can also, independently of your confessional or religious belonging, receive the pilgrim's blessing. Experience how it is to be sent off on your pilgrimage the same way medieval pilgrims started their pilgrimage, with a blessing. Every pilgrim receiving the blessing also receives a blue or green ribbon to help you remember the blessing you have received. – When at the pilgrim centre, remember to ask if the pilgrim priest is available to give you the blessing!


The Pilgrim Center in Oslo has been part of an Erasmus+ project from 2018-2021. The application for this EU-project was done together with Oslo University, and it was called «Cooperation for innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices». Panhera means "Pilgrims Accommodation and New Host Expertise in Rural Areas".
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Anna Runesson
Tlf: (+47) 480 52 949
Regional leder
Telephone / Address:(+47) 480 52 949 / Akersbakken 30, 0172 Oslo

August 16 - June 14
Weekdays: 9:30am-3:30pm (off season, we are often out checking the trails. If you plan to visit the office, please, call in advance to make sure that someone is there to open for you)
Weekends: Closed

June 15 - August 15 (pilgrim season)
Weekdays: 9:30am-4:00pm.
Weekends: 10:00am-2:00pm

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