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Christmas at Røros, Norway - Photo: Røros info
Christmas at Røros, Norway Photo: Røros info

Winter in Røros

Winter in Røros is a sparkling winter dream.

Conquer the white, open plateaus on cross-country skis, go dog sledging in the forests and hills, or go ice fishing on the ice covered mountain lakes.
When you stroll down the streets of Røros, you can almost hear the tales the town has to tell about the people who have worked, loved and lived here. You can also enjoy delicious local food and outstanding arts and crafts – or simply savour the silence of winter.

Some say Røros is always freezing in winter. Do not believe them. At times, it is actually as warm as 23 degrees Fahrenheit.

Alpine skiing

Hummelfjell Alpinsenter with its 5 slopes, half-pipe and tobogganing slope is situated in the idyllic mountain of Os, a 15-minute drive from the centre of Røros.

Ålen Skisenter is located a 30-minute drive away from the centre of Røros and offers 5 slopes as well as half-pipe and off-piste skiing. 

Santa's house at Savalen

Come and visit Santa's house at Savalen. Entrance is free and you can eat as much gingerbread as you like. Join in on the story time and feed all the animals. Piglets, cockerels, goats and reindeer are among the animals at Santa's farm. And the shop is full of new ideas for Christmas decorations and presents.

There is Christmas porridge and other goodies. At the post office you can send Christmas cards with Santa's own postmark.

Cross-country skiing

Røros is a winter paradise for cross-country skiers. The region offer more than one thousand kilometres of prepared tracks and stabile snow conditions. With the amazing closeness to nature as Røros town has, you may actually start the ski journey right outside your hotel door. Røros is known for its friendly mountains, offering easy as well as more strenuous trails.


The traditional winter market, Rørosmartnan, is held each February.

Dog sledging

Play the part of a courageous adventurer while you speed across the mountain plateaus of Røros.

The Femund Dog Sledging Race

On the first weekend in February this major sporting event starts and finishes in Røros. The race involves over 130 participants and 1,300 dogs.

The Femund Race consists of two races over six days. The longer race is 600 kilometres and the shorter 400 kilometres. The participants race through a fantastic wilderness and at times face extreme challenges in the harsh winter climate.

The event has become a great attraction for spectators, who can get close to both participants and dogs at the various checkpoints around the region. Start and finish are in the world heritage town of Røros, with checkpoints at Os, Tolga, Tynset and Folldal.

The Amundsen Dog Sledging Race

The race starts with a mass start on the ice of Lake Storsjön just outside the centre of Östersund (in Sweden) and finishes in Røros.

Winter Festival in Bergstaden

This well-established chamber music festival witnesses the meeting of the best of Scandinavia’s young musicians and established artists in harmony. Over four days around 20 different events are held in honour of chamber music. The Winter Festival involves between 20 and 30 soloists, in addition to choirs and orchestras.

Last updated:  2014-08-22

Interest:  Riding & Sledding, Skiing, Dog sledging

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Christmas at Røros, Norway - Photo: Roros info

Winter in Røros

Winter in Røros is a sparkling winter dream.

Winter in Røros

Source: Visitnorway


What to do in Røros

Røros is proud to offer you an exciting adventure with the very first certified ecotourism business in Norway, Alaskan Husky Tours.

Alaskan Husky Tours

Visit the area around Røros and try dog sledding in the wilderness with Alaskan Husky Tours. An Alaskan meal will be served after your trip.

About Røros

Tourist information in Røros

There are several tourist information offices in the Røros area.

Key facts about Røros

The Forollhogna and Femundsmarka National Parks form a framework around one of Norway’s most exciting areas of natural and cultural history.

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