RørosRøros is a city in Norway and is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The coldest temperature measured in Røros is -50,4°C on 13 January 1914. This is the lowest temperature measured in the southern part of Norway which makes it one the coldest places in the country.
Mining ended in 1977 and left a town with a unique history that can still be seen for instance by the slag heaps. Today the town of Røros has about 3,000 inhabitants. The towns rich past can be seen by the large church that dominates the skyline. The church, also known as Bergstadens Ziir, is one of the most important works of church architecture in Norway. It is a big surprise to find this key church in a small mountain town. The church was designed by local master builders in cooperation with the copper mine manager. It is not clear how they got the idea for the particular design, except that octagonal churches already existed in Germany and in Trondheim.. Construction work was paid by the copper mine company and the church belonged to the company until 1865 when the church became public property. Several churches around Norway have been built as copies or as inspiration from this unusual building. The church tower is the symbol of Røros and instantly recognizable.
- There are direct trains from Trondheim (from kr 249, 2 hr 30 min) and Hamar (from kr 249, 3 hr 30 min).
- In Hamar there are connecting trains to Oslo and Lillehammer.
By busAtB operates buses from Trondheim (kr 286, 3 hr).
- Route E6 then 3 from Oslo via Elverum (5 hr, 400 km).
- Route E6 then 30 from Trondheim (2 hr 30 min, 150 km).
- Route 84 then 31 from Sveg in Sweden (3 hr, 210 km).
It is easy to get around in Røros. Everything is in walking distance.
Røros churchThe Røros church is a Røros landmark and its unusual shape and decor makes it instantly recognizable as a symbol for Røros. The building was completed in 1784 as the first masonry construction among Norway's octagonal churches. The mining company paid for the construction work. Sør-Fron and Vang churches are among the notable later buildings influenced by Røros. With some 1600 seats it is one of largest churches in Norway, behind Kongsberg Church (also in a mining town) Nidaros Cathedral.
City centerA world heritage site.
Røros Copper Works
phone: +47 72 40 61 70
A typical meal for the locals consist of amazing fresh bread with local cheeses, cold cuts and gravlaks. Unique to Røros are reindeer and moose meats. These meats are usually eaten as steaks or stewed to perfection.
phone: +47 72 40 60 80address: Osloveien 2
phone: +47 72 40 80 00address: An-Magrittsvei
phone: +47 72 41 14 68address: Johan Falkbergetsv. 25Bed & breakfast, cabins and camping site.
Håneset Campingphone: +47 72 41 06 00address: Osloveien 67Cabins, rooms and camping site.
phone: +47 72 41 10 89address: Øra 25
phone: +47 72 41 10 11address: Mørkstugata 4
Røros libraryphone: +47 72 41 94 24address: Fargarveien 4Free usage of computers. Printing is also available for a small fee.