The stretch from Selånger to Stiklestad became the last journey of Olav Haraldson before the historical battle of Stiklestad in 1030.
The route was Olav Haraldsons last journey
Today's St. Olav Route largely follows what we believe is the way Olav chose when he returned from his forced stay in Russia. The road offers varied nature and cultural experiences, from the mountain crossings at the border to Sweden, to broad arable Trønder settlements when the road comes to Verdal and Stiklestad, where Olav Haraldson was killed.
The next stretch towards Nidaros where Olav was buried and later sanctified, starts and ends at places of great importance for events in the Norwegian Viking era and the Middle Ages.
The pilgrim path along this stretch is in a trouble–free terrain through forests and mountains, and has some high points like Munkeby ('monk town') monastery ruins, and Munkeby Mariakloster (St. Mary's monastery) where today French monks have again taken up traditions from the Middle Ages.