The old royal road between Husby in Verdal and Vådal in Sparbu dates from the early Iron Age and is part of the old “allamannavegen” (public road) through Innherred. This is most certainly one of the roads used by the peasant army on their way to Stiklestad in July 1030.

Gamle Kongeveg can be walked starting  the parking area at Husby, Vådal or Lundsaunet and it might be practical to have a car at either end, unless you are choosing to return to your starting point. You can also combine this hike with a detour to Marsteinsvola f.ex.

The trail is well signposted and well maintained. Certain parts might be wet, but overall you can use your hiking shoes.

Getting there:

Follow E6 to Røra, just north of Røra Train station, exit the E6 and follow signs to “Oldtidsveg” eastwards. After about 2 km, your arrive at Lundsaunet with parking to your right. There are information boards showcasing all the trails in the area.

Just north of Verdal, exit E6 where there is signs for Trones. Drive over the bridge that crosses over the E6. turn left just after the bridge, then emmediately right – thriugh the 30 zone. Turn left when you see the sign for Volhaugen. Follow this road to the parking area.

Follow E6 a couple of km past Røra towards Steinkjer. At the top of a hill and right after a sharp turn, exit the E6 signposted Vådal. Keep to the right and follow the road straight ahead. At the next intersection, keep right through the farmyard and continue on the gravel road to the parking area next to the information board.