The Ancient Road Hærvejen on foot

Hiking along the Ancient Road lets you escape the humdrum of workaday life and find your own pace. Here you’ll find peace and quiet and time to reflect – in touch with nature.

Hikers follow the historic lanes and footpaths along the Ancient Road, which will give you a good idea of what travelling was all about in olden days.

Detailed maps of the Ancient Road Hærvejen

Interactive map of the Ancient Road Hærvejen

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Useful maps

Useful maps

Use the interaktive map and detailed maps to plan your next hiking- or cyclingtrip on the Acient Road Hærvejen.

Interaktive map
Download detailed maps

Package holidays

Buy package holidays

Explore the many opportunities for holiday experiences along the Ancient Road and read more about the package deals from travel agencies and travel companies.

Distances - Hiking Route

Distance Kilometres
Hirtshals-Aars 161
Aars-Viborg 51,7
(the border)
Total 493,7
Frederikshavn-Aalborg 84,4
Aalborg-Viborg 111
(the border)
Total 476,4

Packing list

  • Good shoes, hiking boots if possible
  • Enough clothes depending on how far you have to go and in what terrain
  • Warm clothes: woollen underwear, scarf
  • Rainwear
  • Toiletries if needed, and toilet paper.
  • Wayfinding equipment
  • Detergent and pegs for washing clothes by hand.
  • A small first aid kit: blister plaster, support bandage, plaster, painkillers, Imodium, Vaseline, sanitizer
  • Supplies needed
  • Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat if required
  • Headlamp
  • Scissors, tweezers, matches
  • Cutlery, cup, plate, water bottle, thermos flask
  • Sitting mat

If you are cycling along the Ancient Road you will need a repair kit and tools to adjust the bike.

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