From local food safari to dog sledding, there are plenty of exciting incentive opportunities and team building activities available in the Røros area.
This suggestion includes dog sledding, Sami culture, kick-sledding and the Olavsgruva Copper Mine.
Day 1 - Arrival
Flight to Røros. If the weather allows, transfer to the hotel can be made with horses and sledges; the luggage will be transported separately by bus.
Day 2 - Dog sledding
Morning – dog sledding with Alaskan Husky Tour: You will be trained in harnessing the dogs by Ketil Reitan, an outstanding musher who has participated in the five longest dog races in the world. After the adventure, a delightful lunch is served in a heated lavvu, a circular tent with an open fireplace in the middle.
Afternoon - city tour of Røros
Two local guides will pick up the group at the hotel for a tour of the charming city centre of Røros. A concert on the church's baroque organ can be arranged. You can also hire chair sledges (“sparkstøtte”), wooden chairs welded on two metal runners – a fun, Norwegian invention that is easy to master. Dinner is offered at Røros Hotel, Vertshuset Røros or in a Sami tent just outside the town.
Day 3 - Sami adventure
Experience Sami culture and history: go on a reindeer sleigh ride, try lassoing, feed the reindeer and finish with a traditional Sami lunch in a heated lavvu. Perhaps your hosts will even jojk for you.
Afternoon - kick-sledding
In the afternoon, return to Røros for a typical Norwegian activity: a kick-sledding-race, followed by hot chocolate in one of Røros’ cosy cafes. In the evening there will be a four-course gala dinner at Røros Hotel.
Day 4 - Olavsgruva Copper Mine
Stroll through 300 years of history at the Olavsgruva Copper Mine. The tour is full of atmosphere with special light and sound effects, recreating the atmosphere of miners at work. Lunch is served at Kaffestuggu ,or “Stuggu” as it is called by the locals. In this traditional restaurant and popular meeting place, you can feel the atmosphere from the old mining community.
Transfer to the airport and departure to Oslo.
Price example (subject to change)
From NOK 6,900 per person, including accommodation in single rooms at Røros Hotel, all activities, transfers and meals. Flights from Oslo to Røros and return costs about NOK 1,400 per person.
The rates are based on a group of 15-20 persons and are subject to change. Meal rates do not include beverages. A 10% handling fee on beverages is charged, if payment is not made directly at restaurant.
You will be escorted on an exciting journey through local culinary history to experience the genuine flavour of the Røros region at various local food producers and eating establishments. Familiarise yourself with elk and reindeer meat, lemse and lefse (flatbread), organic cheese and locally brewed beer.
There are various safari themes on offer, for example a tour around Lake Aursunden, a tour to Fjellurt and Björkkjölen and local food and beer tasting in Røros Mining Town. If you want to arrange a tour that involves cooking, there are options for that as well.
Duration: around five hours. All tours start at 12:00 noon and are available in English and Norwegian.
Price example (subject to change): from NOK 580 including food and drinks.
Get a real taste of Norway on your business trip. Sample dishes from 28 local producers, try local beer and stock up on your favourites at a deli.
Business meetings can be hard work and require a great deal of energy. On a local food safari, you will get a tasty insight into authentic Norwegian culture and traditions – a great way for you and your team to prepare yourselves for, or recharge after, your conference.
The Røros region is known as one of the premier areas for experiencing local food in Norway with excellent raw produce and skilled local food producers. The competence and passion for food is typical of the entire region.
Challenge your colleagues to be fearless adventurers for the day, and experience the Rørosvidda Mountain Plateau with dogs and sled.
As the winter sun rises from a frost clear sky and the mountains turn yellow, white, blue and pink, the only thing that breaks the silence is the breath of a dozen Alaskan huskies and the noise of the sled at it makes its way through the snow. Maybe your team can learn from their interaction with the dogs, who themselves work as a well-tuned team?
There are several dog sledding providers in the area, all of which use sturdy, solid sleds – safety is a priority at all times. You will receive any necessary instructions and training before setting out on the adventure.
Tours can be done as a half day or whole day activity, or even over several days with longer expeditions where you sleep in a lavvu, a Sami tent with an open fireplace in the middle.
Dog sledding is an exciting activity also for large groups - there are providers that can cater for up to 100, 200 or even 300 people. Longer stays can be combined with other team-building activities or competitions like lasso-throwing on a wooden reindeer, air-rifle shooting and snow-shoe walking.
Price example (subject to change): NOK 1,300 per person (half day). Previous dog sledding experience is not necessary.
In Røros, it is easy to combine snowmobiling with ice fishing, allowing groups to try two exciting, completely different activities in one day.
Take your team on a special winter incentive with a guided snowmobile trip from Kverneng Gård to the beautiful Rørosvidda Plateau, 950 metres above sea level. The trip takes around two hours and is suitable for all types of groups.
Price example: from NOK 1,500 per snowmobile for two people, including warm suit, hot drink, guide and instructions. The tour can be combined with lunch, dinner or other meal.
Follow the excitement of the snowmobile with another memorable experience: try ice fishing in a magical, private environment at the Rørosvidda Plateau. The excursion takes around one hour, or according to individual arrangements.
Price example (subject to change): from NOK 150 in combination with the snowmobiling tour, including all necessary equipment and instructions.
Both trips are arranged by Rørosopplevelser.