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Quaint lumber houses with stories to tell.
A world below the ground.
Relics of a different time.
… the old copper mines, like the Olav’s Mine.
Røros came into existence in 1644, after the first copper discovery in the area. Over the years, it became one of the most important mining towns in Norway.
Røros has achieved the certification Sustainable Destination. Although this does not mean that the destination is sustainable, it does mean that it has made a commitment to work systematically to reduce the negative effects of tourism, while strengthening its positive ripple effects.
The people of Røros have preserved the town’s original charm, with houses dating back to the 1700s and 1800s, as well as the surrounding cultural landscape.
Explore by yourself or …
... travel back in time on a guided tour.
One of the top attractions is the old Røros Church, also called Bergstadens Ziir, which means the pride of the mining town.
Just look at the architecture, the details ...
… and not to mention how beautiful it is inside.
Røros is also one of Norway’s leading regions for locally produced food.
Like the yummy, traditional flat pastry Pjalt, often served with brown cheese.
The barren landscape and the temperature in the region mean that all food grow slowly and develop a truly distinctive taste – which is also much appreciated by the region’s many reindeer.
In winter, people often use a “spark” (kick-sledge) to move around town. Try for yourself and stop by the independent shops and workshops that sell locally made ceramics, clothing, and food.
Since Røros is one of Norway’s coldest cities in winter, you might want to do as the locals: wrap up in wool!
Knitted sweaters and mittens from a local shop or warms blankets and seating pads from Røros Tweed – it’s all nice to have when the temperatures plummet to minus 20.
The bonus of the cold weather is all the snow!
Snuggle up under a sheepskin blanket on a sleigh ride, go skiing, or try your hand at dog sledging.
One of the most famous winter traditions is the annual Christmas market, as Røros is one of Norway’s top Christmas destinations.
The decorations, the market stalls, and the genuine Christmas spirit – it’s the perfect scene for a nostalgic holiday celebration.
Step back in time in historic Røros.
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