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Kicksled trip at Røros

Explore Røros the way the locals do
Photo: Thomas Rasmus Skaug /

Røros is one of the safest places in Norway when it comes to having great winter experiences. A great way to experience the very special wooden house town in the middle of the mountains, is to rent kicksleds and take the runners, venturing into the narrow centre’s streets.


You will not ‘kick’ for long before you feel like a native, both because it is easy to master, and because of the fact that a kicksled in the winter is as a bicycle is in the summer. Kicksleds are parked outside cafés and shops, and both young and old use them as they would any other type of vehicle. To rent a kicksled - contact the tourist info in Røros. 

When in Røros

If you want a little extra speed, you can drive down Kjerkgata, but be extra careful of other kicksled users and pedestrians, so the trip doesn’t end with a crash.

Røros is also a fantastic place for shopping, and it might be wise to have a kicksled to put all the goods on when you return to the hotel.

More adventurous winter experiences in Trøndelag

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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