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RØROS

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The church in Røros .
Photo: True Stories / Bleed / Visitnorway.com
The church in Røros .
Photo: True Stories / Bleed / Visitnorway.com

Quaint lumber houses with stories to tell.

A world below the ground.

Relics of a different time.

Streets of Røros .
Photo: True Stories / Bleed / Visitnorway.com
The streets of Røros .
Photo: True Stories / Bleed / Visitnorway.com

The traditional mountain village of Røros in Trøndelag is one of the oldest towns of wooden buildings in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

It is known for being a living museum that whispers centuries of history, all the way from the charming streets and down to …

The Kjerkgata street in Røros .
Photo: Terje Rakke / Trondelag.com
The Kjerkgata street in Røros .
Photo: Terje Rakke / Trondelag.com

… 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.

Olav’s mine in Røros .
Photo: CH / Visitnorway.com
Olav’s mine in Røros .
Photo: CH / Visitnorway.com

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.

They’ve even earned the Sustainable Destination certificate for their work on minimizing the impact of tourism.

Explore by yourself or …

Røros .
Photo: Tom Gustavsen / Destinasjon Røros
Røros .
Photo: Tom Gustavsen / Destinasjon Røros

... travel back in time on a guided tour.

Guided tour in Røros .
Photo: Øystein Engang
Guided tour in Røros .
Photo: Øystein Engang

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 ...

Røros church .
Photo: CH / Visitnorway.com
Hiking in Røros .
Photo: Tom Gustavsen

… and not to mention how beautiful it is inside.

Røros church .
Photo: CH / Visitnorway.com
Røros church .
Photo: CH / Visitnorway.com

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.

Local food in Røros .
Photo: Marius Rua / Trøndelag
Local food in Røros .
Photo: Marius Rua / Trøndelag

In summer, you can sign up for a local food safari and try everything from fermented fish (rakfisk), and reindeer meat to award-winning cheeses and farm produce from Eggen Gardsysteri and Galåvolden Gård.

The delicacies are available in the town’s cosy eateries throughout the year as well.

Local food safari in Røros .
Photo: Ren Røros Frontal
Local food safari in Røros .
Photo: Ren Røros Frontal

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.

The beautiful nature surrounding Røros is worth exploring too.

Venture into the national parks Femundsmarka and Forollhogna, where you can go hiking, mountain biking, and fishing. Or head to Northern Europe’s largest canyon, Jutulhogget.

Reindeers in Forollhogna, Røros .
Photo: Arne Nyaas
Reindeers in Forollhogna, Røros .
Photo: Arne Nyaas

If you’re longing for a relaxing day by the lake, the historic M/S Fæmund II offers boat trips on the Femunden lake during summer.

In Alvdal, South of Røros, you can also drive up Norway’s second-highest road to the top of mount Tronfjellet, which offers panoramic views of the area.

M/S Fæmund II .
Photo: Jan Nordvaalen
M/S Fæmund II .
Photo: Jan Nordvaalen

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.

Kicksledding in Røros .
Photo: Tom Gustavsen
Kicksledding in Røros .
Photo: Tom Gustavsen

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.

Winter in Røros .
Photo: Trondelag.com
Winter in Røros .
Photo: Trondelag.com

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.

Christmas shopping in Røros .
Photo: Thomas Rasmus Skaug / Visitnorway.com
Christmas shopping in Røros .
Photo: Thomas Rasmus Skaug / Visitnorway.com

Step back in time in historic Røros.

Discover Røros' highlights!

Røros .
Photo: Terje Rakke / Trondelag.com
Røros .
Photo: Terje Rakke / Trondelag.com
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