The region of Innherred has its roots far back in time, but most visible are the traces after the Viking and Middle Ages,including burials, remains from settlements and gorgeous medieval churches. In 1030, Stiklestad in Verdal was the centre for the most important Viking battle in Norway’s history. Here, Viking King Olav Haraldsson was overreached and killed by the peasant army in what is known as the Battle of Stiklestad. The battle was over the Christianisation of Norway, and Olav’s death and later sainthood has shaped Norway as a nation for nearly a thousand years and given Stiklestad a key role in Norway’s history