Spain 8 Day Northern Way (Vilalba – Santiago de Compostela)

Durartion: 8 Days

Price: From $717 (excluding flights)

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Running from the French border town of Irún to Santiago de Compostela, the Northern Way is a cracking alternative to the busier French Way route which can be found adjacent, yet, further inland. The Northern Way was the route taken by other European pilgrims during the first two centuries after discovering the tombstone of Santiago as the future French Way route was at this time in the frontier between the Christian and Muslim lands, making it very dangerous to walk through.

This 8 day walking experience takes in just over 100km of ‘El Camino del Norte’ (its entire length is 825km) through the provinces of Lugo and A Corunna in Galicia.  This trail is ideal for those who would like to end the Camino in Santiago de Compostela and obtain the Compostela but would also like to avoid the busiest section of the French Way until the Northern Way merges with the French Way in the town of Arzua, two days before the end of the Camino.

The dense forests and country lanes allow you to become completely absorbed in an atmosphere that inspires solitude as well as providing comfortable, homely, 2 or 3 star hotels or rural guesthouses in addition to luggage transfers from one hotel to the next. Having self guided notes, hand-picked accommodation and 24hr telephone assistance allows confidence to grow as you stroll with airport transfers also lessening the stress of attempting this trip with complete independence.



Day 1 – Arrival day to Vilalba

Day 2 – Vilalba to Baamonde (18.5km)

Day 3 – Baamonde to Miraz (15km)

Day 4 – Miraz to Sobrado dos Monxes (25km)

Day 5 – Sobrado dos Monxes to Arzua (22km)

Day 6 – Arzua to O Pedrouzo (18.5 km)

Day 7 – O Pedrouzo to Santiago de Compostela (20km)

Day 8 – Departure day from Santiago de Compostela

 Total Distance 119km



Mid Season

April (excluding Easter), May, June, September and & October

Price €595 per person, based on two people sharing a room

Single Room Supplement of €210

High Season

Easter, July & August  

Price €625 per person, based on two people sharing a room

Single Room Supplement of €245



  • Add Airport Transfers
  • Upgrade to Luxury accommodation at the end of your Camino in the 5 star Parador in Santiago
  • Add a Guided Day Trip to the Galician coast to visit Finisterre and Muxia
  • Add a Massage Treatment at the end of your walk

If you choose not to include airport transfers, we will provide detailed advice how to get from/back to the airport.



Self guided, tailor made trips are available from mid March to the end of October. Choose a start date that suits you/your group. You can secure your booking with a 20% deposit.



For further information about this package, contact us on 01 – 442 8921 or email us at


At a glance:

  • 7 nights in 2 or 3 star Hotels/Rural Houses/Rural Pensiones
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Luggage transfer between hotels (one bag per person, up to 20kg)
  • Pilgrim’s Passport
  • Camino Information Pack and Walking Notes
  • 24 hour phone assistance
  • Transfer in case of emergencies

Quote of the day:

“Never stop wondering. Never stop wandering.”