Røros Travel Guide

  • Old town, Røros, NO
    Old town, Røros, NO
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  • Olavsgruva, Røros, NO
    Olavsgruva, Røros, NO
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  • Mining Facility, Røros, NO
    Mining Facility, Røros, NO
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Røros Things to Do

  • Watching doors

    While walking around in town you will notice that there are several nice doors. Some will remind you about the towns mining history. Have a look at the first of the photos. There is the symbol for the mining above the door. Photo 3 shows the church door.

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  • Enjoy your walk in town

    Having a walk in Røros is a very nice way to explore the very beautiful mining town. As cars are limited to drive in many streets it is very relaxing here. The houses are very colorful and some have even grass on the roof. Especially in the evening I enjoyed walking around as there is the special historic atmosphere.

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  • Cable Car for Copper Ore

    The copper ore that was taken from the mines needed a transport to the places where it was further processed. This was an important aspect in the mining industry throughout the centuries. With the industrialisation it became crucial as the amount of ore that was mined increased. In 1899 a cable car was installed taking away the ore from the...

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  • Storwartz Field

    Driving towards the Olavsgruva you will pass the remains of the Storwartz Mine Field. Here in the very remote area you will find well maintained buildings that tell you about Røros' Mining History. Have a look around and you most probably will find the pillars of the cable car that was transporting the ore away from the mine.

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  • Smelthytta - Coppar Works

    In the building of the former 'Smelthytta' (Coppar Works) you can find a very fascinating museum. It demonstrates various aspects of mining and processing of the coppar ore. Several large models that are even moving show you how the mashinery in the mines worked. One floor in the museum is dedicated to products that are made of coppar, and another...

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  • Deer Monument

    Not far from the Smelthytta (Coppar Works) you can find a monument that commemorates the deer which, according to a saying, found the first coppar ore in todays Røros region during his struggle with death after being hit by a bullet of Hans Olsen Aasen who was out hunting in the year 1644.

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  • Olafsgruva Mining Museum

    A small museum at the entrance to the Olafsgruva explains various aspects of the mining industry in Røros. Beside models illustrating mining technics and different tools you can also see the layout of the different other mines of Røros. You can see that the Olafsgruva is a medium sized mine for those around town.As far as I remember it is possible...

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  • Olavsgruve --- The Visitors Mine

    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....

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  • Always wanted to be a miner!

    The Olav MineOpening HoursOnly during summerholidays:Daily between 10:30 - 17:00 hrs.

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  • KANEFART

    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...

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  • THE CHURCH

    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...

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  • THE OLD HOUSES

    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 SPECIAL LANDSCAPE

    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 MUSEUM OF RØROS

    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...

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  • THE MINING TOWN OF RØROS

    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...

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  • RØROS - the history

    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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  • Visite the Rørosmuseet!

    RørosmuseetMuseum featuring the social and natural history and the history of copper mining in the Røros area. Collection galleries. Scale models exhibition of historical mining techniqes. Art gallery.

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  • Røros, a Unesco world Heritage sight!

    Røros, a Unesco world Heritage site.Very old and nice town to visit with a beautiful museum and lots of old wooden houses and don't forget to visit the St.Olav Coppermine.

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Røros Hotels

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  • Erzscheidergarden

    A very nice hotel in a calm side street in the center of Røros is the Erzscheidergården. The rooms...

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  • Quality Roros Hotel

    An-Magrittsvei, Roros 7374, Norway

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Bergstadens Hotel

    It was back in 1998 that I stayed for a night during a 'Norway only' independent tour. For this...

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Røros Nightlife

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    by gubbi1 Written Apr 23, 2012

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    In the evening of the first night in Røros I was looking for a place to have a beer. It happend that I passed by the Hiort Pub. Here I found what I was looking for. A nice pub which serves various beers, shows football and has a dart board. It is not a typical tourist bar which you might expect in a World Heritage, there were only locals here. Another nice thing was that after the soccer match the staff left the TVs on as during this time one of the Norwegian TV Channels made a complete (!) live coverage of a Hurtigruten Boattrip from Bergen to the far north. When I saw that some people ordered Pizza, which really smelled nice, I decided to come here the next day again to also eat something here.

    Dress Code: Nothing special.

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Røros Shopping

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    by Ken_Weaver Updated Jan 22, 2003

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    The shop features the work of world known ceramist, Torgeir Leander Henriksen, and wood carver, Henry Solli. The gallery includes a retail shop, a cafe, the wood fired kiln area, and the living area of the artists and their families.
    The building dates back to the 17th century and was used as a farm building until 1960 when it became a workshop for local artists. Torgeir began his business there in 1979 has continued to develop it. It is the most visited shop in Røros.

    What to buy: The main offering is pottery and ceramic products that have been made on premise. Henry's wood carvings are also sold there.
    The cafe offers light meals and beverages.
    Be sure and have someone play the "pianola" a self playing piano built around 1929. Torgeir has over 120 music rolls to play on it!

    What to pay: Prices seem quite reasonable considering that the products available are made using a unique glazing process developed by Torgeir. Check the wonderful website for a description of technique and the types of product available.

    Check out the LOW Ceiling

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Røros Off The Beaten Path

  • Headstones in the Churchyard

    The names on these headstones are from my wife's ancesters. The cemetery is right in front of the church as you arrive.

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  • Hitterdal Church

    Outside of Røros is the Hitterdal Church. We were looking at the headstones in the churchyard for my wife's ancesters. This church was quite different from others we had seen in the area but was the most interesting!

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  • Sunset comes late in the Evening

    The sun sets very late in the summer. We were in Røros in late June and I took this picture at midnight at a lake just outside of town. We were in the countryside looking for my wife's great-grandmother's house. She had seen a picture of it taken many years ago and thought that she would recognize it again when she saw it. Here we are driving down...

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  • Walk around town

    Just get out of your car and walk around. The whole village is about 1/2 mile in diameter. You can peak thru the small windows into the shops with grass cover roofs. During the summer the main street is closed to vehicle traffic.See the Røros website athttp://www.rorosinfo.com/e_index.htmland you can take a virtual tour of the town

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