Pilgrimage to Trondheim: Walking St. Olav’s Way

Saturday, October 21
Potluck at 5 PM followed by presentation
Norway House, 3846 Meredith Dr., Fairfax, VA 22030 (directions)

Sabine Farrer will take us on a virtual journey along St. Olav’s Way, a network of ancient pilgrim paths leading to the burial site of St. Olav in Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim. The paths are named for Olav II Haraldsson, King of Norway from 1015 to 1028. He was declared a martyr and saint after his death in the battle of Stiklestad in 1030. For centuries pilgrims have walked the various routes throughout Scandinavia to his shrine in the Cathedral. Our speaker, founder of Viking Walks, LLC, will guide us along Gudbrandsdalen, the main path from Oslo to Nidaros during the Middle Ages.

Non-members and children welcome! Please email programs@norwaydc.org if you plan to bring children so appropriate activities can be planned during the presentation. Come for all or part of the evening!

Membership pins will be awarded at the meeting to Allen Freeman and Odd Ulvestad (20 years) and Nora Howard (40 years). Congratulations and tusen takk for your many years of support!