Hiking St.Olavsleden : Viskan to Fränsta


Today was fairly simple, we packed up our camp and headed away from Visken, determined to reach Fränsta. We felt like we had a good pace and fell into a comfortable rhythm, taking time to walk in silence and have our own thoughts.

One thing I have noticed is that Sweden had a lot of classic cars on the road. It’s been great to see so many nice classics out and about. It makes me feel a bit like I’m in a film when a huge cadalliac comes around the corner.

We stopped for a Fika break at a harbour today and we then stopped at a petrol station for lunch where we bumped into our Norwegian friends again.

The landscape was a bit more built up here but we saw some beautiful houses along the way. The weather was a mixture of sun and rain for most of the day. We took cover in a American style diner during one down pour and had coffee. Later we were treated to dramatic skies with sun and a rainbow.

I didn’t take many photographs today on my small blog camera because I was having so much fun playing with the donated manual lens so most pictures from today will appear once I’m home.

We reached Fränsta quite late and managed to get a last night room at a hostel style accommodation. We went to shop to buy food and then has a much needed shower and dinner.

My leg was hurting so badly at the end of today, where it joins my pelvis. It’s a worry but hopefully it will feel better tomorrow.

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  • Thank you so much for sharing your walk. I’ve walked the Camino Frances and am returning to do the Camino Sanabres this fall. I’ve had my eye on St Olav’s Way as well. It’s such a treat to be able to walk along with you. Keep walking and keep blogging! Hope your leg feels better.