The Northern Way, or Camino del Norte, is one of the most well known routes of the Camino de Santiago. It is as ancient as the French Way (its origin goes back to the 10th century).
It used to be the itinerary chosen by the European monarchs. They used to walk the Camino, from Irún, or arrived into the different ports along the way. Even Saint Francis of Assisi walked from Oviedo to Santiago de Compostela in 1214, following this path.