In the tracks of pilgrims, merchants and government officials over Kjølen ('The Keel', Swedish⁄Norwegian border) in Skarddøra in Tydal, to the clear surface of Selbusjøen ('the Selbu Lake') and the forests of Malvik towards Trondheim.
Pilgrims came all the way from the Stockholm area
The Rombo route can with safety be said to have been an old route for pilgrims, merchants and government officials and for neighbouring people who through centuries have driven trade and cultural exchanges over the Swedish border.
In Skardøra, on the border to Sweden, two old pilgrim paths meet; the great Rombo route, and the Jämt–Norway–route. From here, via Stugudalen ('Stugu valley'), and down through Tydalen and Nedalen towards Selbu the road goes through fantastic areas with views over to mountain ranges like Sylan, Skardørsfjella, Skarvan, Fongen, Bringen and Rensfjellet.
On the way to Selbu pilgrims along the Rombo route will experience a variety of nature, from open mountains and dense forests to fertile cultural landscapes. Selbu Church, which most likely had central significance for pilgrims in the Middle Ages, is passed by and the road on goes towards the destination via the forests of Malvik towards Sakvikkorsen with an outlook to the spire of Nidaros Cathedral.