The Way of St. Olav:

Camino S. Olav

The road to St. Olav receives this name in memory and commemoration of the hallowed king Olav Haraldsson.

It is a popular pilgrimage route currently 650 kilometers long between Oslo and Nidaros Cathedral, in Trondheim (Norway), where the saint's tomb stands. On the occasion of the inauguration in 2011 of the chapel of St. Olav in Covarrubias, the Camino de San Olav is born in Spain. It is a route of 60 kilometers that connects the cathedral of Burgos with the chapel of San Olav through several towns of the legendary Alfoz de Lara.

The chapel was built to fulfill the promise made previously by a Kristina from Norway, a blonde and Viking princess buried nearby.

Recalling the story, Kristina was the daughter of King Haakon IV of Norway and arrived in Spain in 1257 to marry a brother of King Alfonso X, the Wise, and thus strengthen the union between the two kingdoms.

Before dying at age 28, Princess Kristina of Norway made her husband promise to build a temple in Covarrubias to St. Olav. The marriage lived in Seville, but as the husband, Don Felipe, had been abbot of the Colegiata de Covarrubias, he decided to bury his young wife there when he died only four years after the wedding.

The Safe Passage:

Imágen de el Salvoconducto

It is a free credential that must be obtained when starting the way in the tourist office of Burgos, in the capital (Pza del Rey San Fernando No. 2, next to the Cathedral), free of charge. In addition, the safe-conduct may also be obtained at the sealing sites.

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