When Røros Copper Works built the first smelter in 1646, people came to obtain work and settle with their own farms. Røros emerged as a collection of courtyard farms placed closely together. The mining town has preserved much of its original character with the same town plan which was laid out in the 1600s. Its wellpreserved wooden buildings from the 1700s and 1800s were the basis for inscription on Unesco’s World Heritage list in 1980.
Join us on a guided tour of Røros where you will learn more about the history of this charming wooden town, the people who lived here and how the city has evolved through preservation and modernization.
- Guided tour of Røros
- Duration: 1 hour
- Groups of up to 50 people per guide
- Season: all year
- Coaches can park at Malmplassen (near Smelthytta Museum).
- The tour normally starts at Malmplassen, but we can do the tour from other starting points in Røros.
Options on request
- We can customize the content and length of activities to suit your group. Please contact us for an offer.
- Guided tour of Røros Church
- Guided tour of Røros Museum Smelthytta
- Guided tour of Olav’s Mine
Guided tour of Røros Church
Join us on a guided tour of Røros Church - "The pride of the mining town"
Guided tour of Røros Museum Smelthytta
Our guide takes you through the exhibitions The Copper Works, with working models of mining operations, and In their Finery, which gives an insight into the variety and traditions of dress worn for formal and festive occations in Røros in the 1800s.