Røros Things to Do

  • Olavsgruva, Røros, NO
    Olavsgruva, Røros, NO
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  • Olavsgruva, Røros, NO
    Olavsgruva, Røros, NO
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  • Olavsgruva, Røros, NO
    Olavsgruva, Røros, NO
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    Walk around Røros

    by diocletianvs Updated Jul 21, 2003

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    On the top of Sleggveien you will find some of the oldest and smallest houses in the town. Today they are part of the Museum.

    The church tower dominates the town. The church was completed in 1784 and it is the fourth largest church in Norway with approximately 1600 seats.

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    Slegghaugan

    by diocletianvs Written Jul 21, 2003

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    Slegghaugan

    Close to the Røros Museum, on the other side of the Hyttelva river there is a big "hill" made of sledge.
    It is probably the only example of the industrial waste protected as the cultural heritage under UNESCO!

    (note the people on top of the "hill" to realize the scale of it)

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    Inside the Olavsgruva

    by diocletianvs Updated Jul 21, 2003

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    Inside the Olavsgruva

    Olavsgruva mine consist of Nyberget (1650) and Crown Prince Olav's Mine, with the museum built over the mine shaft. Visitors are guided 50 metres below ground level.
    No matter whether the outside temperature is -25 or +25, the temperature in the mine is constant throughout the year: 5 degrees C.
    (Warm clothes and good shoes are essential!)

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    Røros Museum - Smelthytta

    by diocletianvs Updated Jul 21, 2003

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    Smelthytta - R��ros Museum

    Today's big wooden building that houses the copper production museum is a reconstruction of the old smelting works that was destroyed in fire in 1975. The smelting works at this place dates back to 1646, and Smelthytta is a reconstruction upon the drawings from 1888.

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    Inside the Smelthytta

    by diocletianvs Updated Jul 21, 2003

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    Section of the mine gallery

    The Røros Museum contains models of water-wheels and lift mechanisms that were driven by horses. It also has models of sections through the mine galleries as well as exhibitions on the smelting process and copper production, natural and cultural conservation as well as an exhibition of clothes from 19th century Røros.

    Tickets cost 60 NOK (Feb 2003), guided tours are available daily.

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    One of the largest wooden churches in Scandinavia

    by Ken_Weaver Written Feb 25, 2003

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    R��ros Kirke

    The Røros Kirke is the largest wooden church in Scandinavia, seating over 1000 people. The whole town including the church was built by a copper mining company. To this day on the steeple of the church you can see the company logo. Could you imagine today Microsoft building a community with a church and having a Windows logo on the steeple!!?

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    Olavsgruve --- The Visitors Mine

    by gubbi1 Written Apr 22, 2012

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    You have not been to Røros if you haven't visited the very interesting Olavsgruva (Olavs Mine). Here you will learn about the geology, history and daily work of the Olavs Mine. The guided tour starts from the Mine Museum located outside of town. During the guided tour you will find yourself 50 meters below surface and 500 meters into the mountain. It is a great experience that you should not miss.

    You can buy combined tickets for the Olavsgruva and the 'Smelthytta' (Coppar Works located in central town).

    Here the opening times taken from the linked page of the Røros Museum.

    OPENING TIMES AND PRICES

    Olavsgruva is open every day during the summer and on Saturdays throughout the winter.

    Opening times:
    20.06. - 15.08.: Every day at 10.00 - 17.00
    The rest of the year - see "Guided tours" below.

    Guided tours
    01.06. - 19.06.: Monday - Saturday at 13.00 og 15.00
    Sunday 12.00
    20.06. - 15.08.: Every day at 10.30, 12.00, 14.00, 15.30 and 17.00

    Prices Tickets including a visit at "Smelthytta"
    Adult NOK 90,- NOK 125,-
    Student and senior NOK 70,- NOK 105,-
    Children under 15 years old: Free

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    Treeless surroundings

    by diocletianvs Written Jul 21, 2003

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    Post-industrial landscape near R��ros

    As the copper production required a lot of smelting, the woods were heavily exploited for making the fires in the copper works.
    That's why within the wide radius of Røros you will find totally treeless landscape....

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    RØROS - the history

    by Maria_75 Written Oct 3, 2004

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    Røros is situated about 120 km south of Trondheim and 390 km north of Oslo. The city is not so big, but it is a very popular place to visit. This is an old miningcity with lots of soul and atmosphere. It has very characteristic low wodden houses. The city is on UNESCO's world heritage list.

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    THE MINING TOWN OF RØROS

    by Maria_75 Written Oct 3, 2004

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    The town was founded in 1644 when they started mining for copper. 333 years later, in 1977, the mines were closed. But it is still a busy city, and lots of tourists come here to see the many attractions.

    The narrow streets take you back to the old times, and the old timber buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries have been restored. You can easily spend a whole day strolling around this incredible town. In 1982 the city was added to UNESCO's World Heritage List. To get the most out of your stay you could take a guided tour by foot.

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    THE MUSEUM OF RØROS

    by Maria_75 Updated Oct 3, 2004

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    You can learn plenty about the history of the city in this museum. It consist of the Meltinghouse and the mine called Olavsgruva.

    If you are in the city you have to take the time to visit this. The mine is 13 km northeast of the towns center, and there are guided tours that take you around and tell you more about the mines and the people working there.

    The tours take you 50 m below the ground and about 500 m inside the mountain. Be sure to bring some warm clothes as it is only +5C inside the mines all year around.

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    THE SPECIAL LANDSCAPE

    by Maria_75 Written Oct 3, 2004

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    As they were digging in the mines they took out a lot of stones and rocks. These were placed around the city, and many parts are actually built on top of these stones.

    You can also see many slagghauger (slag heaps), small hills made of the stones and rocks dug out of the mountain. These give Røros it's characteristic look.

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    THE OLD HOUSES

    by Maria_75 Written Oct 3, 2004

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    You can see that the old houses have a very characteristic dark brown color. This color comes from the smoke of the old Meltinghouse. After houndred of years with this smoke in the air, the color got darker and darker and in the end it got the dark brown color it has today.

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    THE CHURCH

    by Maria_75 Written Oct 3, 2004

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    This is the best known landmark of Røros. The first church was built in 1650, only four years after the first meltinghouse was built. But after 130 years the church was in so bad conditions that it was replaced with a new church made of stones. It seats about 1600 people, and the interior is light with a very characteristic decoration.

    The church is still in use and is open to tourists for guided tours. The tours takes about 30 minutes and gives you good information about the history from the old days and up untill today.

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    KANEFART

    by Maria_75 Written Oct 3, 2004

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    If you are in Røros in winter you have to take a tour with horse and carriage. This was the main way of transportation in the old days. The horses were also used to carry materials and groceries.

    Today the horse can take you on rides in the mountains, or with a carriage through the city or the beautiful landscapes. With torches lighting up the dark winterdays this is a really beautiful trip.

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