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Riding a reindeer sledge

Reindeer sledge at Røros
Reindeer sledge at Røros.
Photo: Tom Gustavsen /

Riding a reindeer sledge takes place either on skis (being pulled by the reindeer) or sitting in a pulk sled pulled by one or more reindeer. Whether you go with skis or a pulk sled, it can be a really cool experience. If the reindeer is in good shape, it can get good speed, and that may be more than enough for it to hang on around on the track.


At Røros, Rørosrein is located just outside the centre. Here you can participate in driving of reindeer, lassoing and feeding, which are all fun and different experiences.


In the bilingual municipality of Snåsa in the north of Trøndelag, there is also a considerable amount of Southern Sami people. At Saemien Sijte (South Sami Museum and Cultural Centre), both big and small can try riding with reindeer.


More adventurous winter experiences

Facts about Røros

Røros, one of the oldest wooden building towns in Europe. Located 628 metres above sea level. Founded in 1644, and was one of the most important minin towns in Norway. 

Røros was added to the UNESCO World Hertage List in 1980, and was certificated as a "Sustainable Destination" in 2013. 

How to get to Røros

By plane: Røros Airport is only 2 km from the town of Røros, and is only a 50 minute flight from Oslo. Trondheim Airport is a 2 hour 45 minutes drive from Røros. 
By train: There are daily depatures both from Trondheim and Oslo. From Trondheim it takes about 2 hours. 
By bus: It takes about 5 hours from Oslo and 2 hours from Trondheim. 
Distance: From Oslo: 384 kilometres, 5 hours 20 minutes. From Trondheim: 157 kilometres, 2 hours 10 minutes. 

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