The stage is mainly along secondary tarmacked and gravel roads. When walking along roads without pavements or cycle paths, please walk on the left side, facing the direction of traffic and be aware of oncoming cars.
The route is marked with the square logo of St Olav Ways and arrows. On easier sections, there may only be a couple of signs per kilometre.
Ticks are prevalent in long grass and damp vegetation. Although it is very unlikely to pick up a tick if you keep to the trail it is a good idea to conduct a tick check in the evening especially if you have been in places of lush vegetation. Tick tweezers are a good idea. More information about ticks here.
Snakes enjoy the archipelago and love rocky warm places. They are normally shy and will slither away but it is wise to keep an eye out for them. There are two snake species in the archipelago grass snakes and adders.
The archipelago is a sensitive area; please respect the nature and inhabitants of the archipelago. You can read about your rights and responsibilities according to everyman's right. Lighting fires is only allowed with the permission of the landowner when there is no general fire warning.
You should carry a first aid kit and mobile phone, 112 is the emergency number in Finland. We recomend the
112 Suomi smart phone app which can helps the emergency services locate you if needed.
Weather forecast and weather and fire warnings: http://en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi/
More information: www.stolavwaterway.com
Soratie/ dirt road/ grusväg 3.2 km
Tie/ road/ väg 3.7 km
Pyörätie / cycle path / cykelväg 0.9 km
Polku/ trail / stig 0.3 km
Lautta/ ferry/ färja 0 km
Silta/ bridge/ bro 2
Now you can order your own pilgrim passport online before the journey or buy from Turku Cathedral.
A regular bus service travels along the main archipelago road between Turku, Pargas, Nagu and Korpo. Buses 901 - 904 http://tlo.fi/reitit-ja-aikataulut/saaristobussi/
To make a round trip to Turku you can return with the tourist ferry from Nagu to Turku http://vitharun.fi/en/timetables/turku-seili-nagu/ or take the bus.