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When the mountain town of Røros is decorated with snow, there isn’t a more beautiful place on earth to be. The narrow streets with the mighty slag heaps in the background, and the church, the buzzing life of the centre, merge into one big idyll, where you as a guest are offered the best of the best.
Both skiing and ‘sparkstøtting’ (kicksledding) are common means of arrival into the city - a kicksled is called a ‘spark’ in Norwegian. Kicksledding is a special type of sledding which involves two people - one sitting and one pushing forward by kicking the ground by foot. Both are common means of arrival into the centre, but it is extra cosy to sit under a shaggy sheepskin and go on a discovery trip around the town by horse sled. While the bell sounds half meditating, the torches on the sled blow lightly in the wind, and you glide almost silently through the streets, among shops, cafes, galleries and private homes.
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.
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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