Camino Santiago del Norte – Northern Way

El Camino de Santiago del Norte is a very quiet and nice route of special natural beauty. Its topography is very different to El Camino de Santiago Frances which makes it a different experience. El Camino del Norte follows the North coast of Spain, from the French border in Irun, along the Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias and finally Galicia region where the town of Santiago de Compostela is.

El Camino del Norte is a very hilly and sometimes mountainous way with impressive scenarios such as the Picos de Europa in Asturias which the pilgrim can see on his left as he walks along the cliffs in the coast. In El Camino del Norte there are many opportunities to have a bath or to relax in small solitary beaches of clean turquoise water or simply enjoy the view of the sea and the waves hitting the rocks in the cliffs.

For the lovers of nature, forests and green landscapes El Camino del Norte is the perfect track but they should keep in mind that El Camino del Norte represents a greater physical challenge than El Camino Frances due to the constant going up and down of the way and also due to its humid Atlantic weather which makes rain quite likely even in summer months.

Map of the Camino de Santiago del Norte:

If you are still doubful about what Camino de Santiago to walk you can see a nice comparation between the features of Camino Frances and Camino del Norte in the following page: Camino Frances vs Camino del Norte.

119 replies on “Camino Santiago del Norte – Northern Way”

Hello Everyone

I am planning to do the Camino del Norte the last two weeks in June 2019. I only have 14 days so where do think my starting point should be? How many km per day is average? I may or may not be travelling alone.

   A group of 5 of us are going to walk part of the camino del norte, self-guided. However, since we are getting on in our years, we would like to find a support van that could be available along the way.

Do you know where we could find this service?
Thank You