World heritage

Røros is one of the few mining towns in the world to have a place on the UNESCO world heritage list. For over 300 years the creative urge, culture and the exploitation of natural resources have defined life in Røros.

Charming architecture

The wooden buildings stand as they originally stood, oozing with history. The town is an attraction in its own right, but lurking below the surface there are many other reasons to visit. The people of Røros have spent a great deal of energy on creating a vibrant town of festivals, historical performances and concerts. During the “Rørosmartnan” market in February, the shops move out into the streets, creating a festival atmosphere.

A backyard culture

As you explore the streets of Røros, you will find lots of backyards that are actively in use. The town also has several pleasant cafés and trendy shops that are worthy of a much bigger town. For the town’s vibrant community of artists and craftspeople, the backyards act both as workshops and sales outlets.

Proximity to nature

Since the mines closed, the local people have continued to make use of the incredible and varied countryside that surrounds the town. Two national parks offer hunting and fishing, hiking, dog-sledding and skiing. The term “short-distance food” also originated in Røros. It means that the town’s chefs rely very heavily on raw ingredients from the local area when preparing their gourmet dishes, which you can enjoy as evening closes in.

If you want to find out more about the towns origins, the Røros Museum has several sites that provide a fascinating insight into its past.