Visit this charming mountain village with a high concentration of artists and craftsmen living here.
The small mountain village of Røros is an attraction in its own right, with its characteristic wooden buildings from a bygone era.
This settlement sprang to life in 1644 with the establishment of a copper mine in the nearby mountains. Although the local mining industry saw its last days in the late 1970s, the village managed to preserve the 17th and 18th century cottages, village shops and the beautiful baroque church — efforts that paid off with a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Take a stroll through 300 years of mining history with a guided tour of Olavsgruva Mine, 500 metres inside the mountain and 50 metres below the surface. Or join an above-ground walking tour to learn how people lived and worked in the old days. It is also well worth a visit to the Røros Museum, featuring old workmen’s homes and exhibits about the copper mines and smelting process.
Røros is now a lively community known for its local handcrafts. With a high concentration of artists and craftsmen living here, you will also find a surprising number of charming shops and interesting workshops.