It’s said that when St. Olav reached Borgsjö, he created a spring by striking the ground with his staff. Pilgrims still come to see this stream at the foot of the Bergåsen ridge, as well as to admire the sculptures in the elegantly Rococo Borgsjö church. Some chose to end their journey here after just one leg of the pilgrimage route, while others embark on at least one stage of the next 100km-long stretch to Östersund. The first day’s hike onwards is particularly special, with the chance to spot some of the 16 species of orchids identified in the Bergåsen nature reserve en-route to the village of Lombäcken.
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