A day trip to Røros: Norway’s historical mining town

Røros, Norway


  1. Drew

    What a neat small town. I have spent time in Oslo, which I loved, but have yet to make it further north. There is so much to see up north too, that next time I think I would fly into Bergen and explore more of the fjords and natural beauty of Norway. It would be nice too to see some of the smaller traditional Norwegian villages like Røros. Thanks for sharing!

  2. savoredjourneys

    It just looks so cute! I think what you did is probably the right way to do it – visiting there as a day trip from another town? I’d really like to put together a Norway trip and this seems like a great town to add to the mix. Is a day or two enough, or should we stay there?

  3. Howard | Backroad Planet

    I can definitely see from your photos the Norwegian influence in Iceland. The architecture, and even the horses in Røros remind me so much of our visit to Iceland last summer. Norway is still on my bucket list, but I will make it there some day!

  4. Indrani

    Norway is in my plans but not in the near future. So interesting to know the mines have now been converted to tourist site. How many stories they must be holding. I liked the old look of the little houses there.

  5. RaW (@rambleandwander)

    Oh no! Røros seriously looks like a place I’d have loved to visit when I went to Norway back in mid-90s. I did travel up north at the time to Trondheim and further up to Bodo (which now I don’t really remember why except for maybe just to cross the Arctic Circle, haha!) Unfortunately, there wasn’t much information available on the internet at the time so Røros never really crossed my mind. Otherwise I’d have made the detour and used my Scandinavian railpass to get there. Looking at your photos, I know I’d have fallen in love with the place.

  6. WanderingCarol

    When you said mining town I wasn’t expecting much, but this looks beautiful. I suppose that so many wooden buildings through Europe burned down so no wonder it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s lovely that they’ve turned to sustainability.

  7. Natasha

    All these photos bring back such fond memories of my time in Norway. Although I haven’t been to Roros, the town looks very similar to the others I visited in the country. Glad you had a great time!

  8. Melinda

    It’s on my list when I get to Trondheim this week. ‘any recommendations for coffee and lunch (preferably veggie-based)?

    Thanks for your article as it tipped the scale in favor of making the trek.

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  10. Inna Blair (@innab)

    Thanks so much for posting this! My husband and I are planning our 3-week May road trip around Norway (Gardermoen airport – Trondheim – Alesund – Bergen – Oslo) and Røros is definitely on our list of places to pause and explore. 🙂

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