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In 2023, the winter in Tinn was very long and snowy, so we have problems walking and clearing the route. It cannot be recommended at this point in time to run the route at the beginning of June. The snow takes a long time to melt at higher altitudes, especially on the two northern sides of the mountains in Hovin and between Atrå and Mæl. In addition, the meltwater will cause additional problems due to creeks crossing the path.
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In addition, the construction work for HIMA's fish farming in Rjukan presents challenges.
The "Månasti" is closed from the bridge in Miland all the way to Dal church. Pipes are to be laid from the breeding facility to Tinnsjøen and we have to assume that the Månastien will be closed all summer.
On the other side of Måna, it is only possible to follow the county road towards Rjukan, but we absolutely cannot recommend that. The road is narrow and there is a lot of traffic.
Unfortunately, the current conclusion must be that this year it will not be possible to go completely towards the goal at Dal church.
From 13. June to 17.august it is possible to take the historical railway from Mæl to Rjukan every Saturday and Sunday 12.30 and 15.30. May be a great way to "reach" the mal?
We are very sorry and will inform you if there are any changes.
From 2020 it is possible to walk the 90 km long pilgrimage trail around the Tinnsjø from one of the white churches to the next. The pilgrimage route runs on partly ancient paths or forest paths and rarely on asphalt. For many pilgrims, the path will be a challenge. Physically, since it always leads up to the heights and down to the lake but also psychologically, since it leads us through mostly deserted nature and forest areas. We have to rely on volunteers to take care of the path and to follow it without any problems. In this way, the pilgrim is challenged in different ways and everyone who goes on this path will have his or her own experiences and experience the way, nature and people differently.
But in any case, he offers you the opportunity to get to know a small part of Norway with its indescribable nature in a very special way. Immerse yourself in a world unknown to you and let her capture you, just like I do.
Experience the experience of loneliness, physical challenge and the unknown, at the same time a sense of security and that feel welcome in a foreign world.
On the following pages you can read how this project came about and how I (the German in Tinn, Ingrid Wiens) became part of it.
You will learn something about the path, the nature, the people and the history of the region through which the path leads you.
I would be happy if you would meet his challenges and get to know yourself and this little piece of Norway a little better.
Maybe we meet here in Tinn, the tranquil community at Tinnsjø or directly on the pilgrimage route.
We am pleased about your interest
1. Atrå kirke 2. Dal kirke 3. Gransherad kirke 4. Austbygde kirke 5. Hovin kirke 6. Mæl kirke
1. Lift up the beautiful white wooden churches that lie around Tinnsjø.
2. Encourage more usage of church buildings with pilgrim prayer, musical features, lectures
3. Highlight the old paths and cultural monuments around Tinnsjø an create access to these
4. Create positive engagement around the work and give people positive experience associated with church and church buildings
5. Rediscover the pilgrimage by encourage tracking paths
6. Encourage tourist visiting Rjukan towards the rural of Tinn
On the map you can get an overview of the region in Norway where the Tinnsjø with its white churches is located.
If you click on the map section, on the left side, the homepage of the "GodTur.no" opens and you can see exactly where the pilgrimage runs around the Tinnsjø.
Unfortunately we can only offer the guidebook in Norwegian and German. Maybe we can also offer an English version in the future. Until then, you will find all the necessary information and route descriptions here on this page.
But we have summarised for you all directions and maps in a PDF document that you can download via the following link to take with you. In addition, all GPX data of the individual stages are available for download.