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The Røros Railway

Ride the rails from the capital, Oslo, to the lush Hamar region, and further on to the historic mining village of Røros and Trondheim in Trøndelag – and back again!

The Røros Railway .
Photo: Hans Morten Tamnes / Visitnorway.com
The Røros Railway .
Photo: Hans Morten Tamnes / Visitnorway.com

The Røros Railway takes you through the raw and beautiful wilderness in Østerdalen on its way between Eastern Norway and Trøndelag. The train also makes a stop at historic Røros – a unique village inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

About the Røros Railway

The Røros Railway runs between Hamar, Røros, and Trondheim.

The train journey between Hamar and Trondheim takes about six hours. If you want to start your journey in Oslo, you can take a regional train to the starting point in Hamar.

On weekdays, there are six departures from Røros to Hamar, and three daily departures from Røros and northwards to Trondheim.

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The line is operated by SJ.

From Eastern Norway to Trøndelag

Hop on the regional train from Oslo to Hamar in Eastern Norway, where you can switch trains to the Røros Railway, which takes you all the way to Trondheim in Trøndelag.

The railway from Hamar to Trøndelag is a 431-kilometre-long journey and takes about six hours. If you start in Oslo, the trip from the capital to the starting point in Hamar takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes, which means the whole journey to Trondheim takes 7 hours and 15 minutes. Between the beginning of May and September, it's also possible to travel with a direct train from Oslo to Trondheim on the Røros line.

The Røros Railway runs along the glittering Glomma river, the largest wilderness area in Scandinavia, the great forests from Rena toward Koppang, and, of course, the historic town of Røros. Don't miss the charming old station buildings along the tracks! Some are listed buildings due to their unique architecture.

Røros church in Trøndelag surrounded by old wooden buildings
Røros church.
Photo: CH / Visitnorway.com

A highlight you won't want to miss

Røros is about three and a half hours by train journey from Hamar. The history of this mountain village dates back to 1644 when copper was discovered in the mountains outside the town, leading to boom times and the founding of the city two years later. You should definitely plan a stop there!

Thanks to the village's rich culture, Røros was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1980. It is one of the oldest towns with so many wooden houses and buildings in Europe, many of which are from the 17th and 18th centuries. Take your time to stroll around and visit the pride of the town, the old Røros Church.

After exploring Røros, you can ride the Røros Railway further north to Trondheim – a trip that takes about two and a half hours.

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