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Flanderborg - Photo: Tom Gustavsen
Flanderborg Photo: Tom Gustavsen

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 minus five degrees Celsius.

Alpine skiing

With its 5 slopes, half-pipe and tobogganing slope, Hummelfjell Alpine Centre is situated in the idyllic mountain of Os, a 15-minute drive from the center of Røros.

Located a 30-minute drive from the center of Røros, Ålen Ski Centre offers 5 slopes as well as half-pipe and off-piste skiing. 

Christmas market

In the very heart of Røros, diverse traditions provide a pre-Christmas mood for both young and old in Røros' colourful, charming surroundings. Christmas shopping can be done both at the Christmas market and in the shops.

Cross-country skiing

Røros is a winter paradise for cross-country skiers. The region offers more than one thousand kilometers 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 kilometers and the shorter 400 kilometers. The participants race through the wilderness and at times face extreme challenges in the harsh winter climate.

The event has become a huge 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.

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.

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Last updated:  2014-10-06
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Flanderborg - Photo: Tom Gustavsen

Winter in Røros

Winter in Røros is a sparkling winter dream.

Winter in Røros

Source: Visitnorway


What to do in Røros

The natural surroundings provide a splendid frame for the cultural and historic heritage of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Røros.

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 tourist information office for the Røros area can help you with advice on where to stay, what to do, and how to get there, among other things.

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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