THE PILGRIM ROUTE SELJORD TO RØLDAL
From the Middle Ages and up to the 1800s there was an annual pilgrimage coming from all directions headed to Røldal. The destination was the crucifix in Røldal stave church.
Folklore has it that every 'jonsokknatt' (St John's festival night)the crucifix in the Røldals church sweated – and that the sweat had healing qualities.
People streamed in from inside and outside Norway to be healed, and Røldal became the second biggest pilgrim destination after Nidaros cathedral. The pilgrimage continued also after the Reformation, and lasted until into the 1800s.
The Pilgrim Gathering is linked to "Gammaljonsok" (Old St John's festival)