Røros - Welcome to Bergstaden
Through 300 years Roros, or Bergstaden, one of Norway's most significant mining. Bergstaden UNESCO World Heritage list.
The start of it all
It all started when farmer and hunter Hans Aasen accidentally discovered a stone with a strong luster that a reindeer had scraped up while fleeing from Aasen when he was out hunting. Click here to read the whole exciting story about Hans Aasen.
Johan Falkberget is one of Norway's most famous writers. He was born in Rugldalen in Røros 1879 and died in 1967. Falkberget began his career as a miner, and many of his novels depict just workers and working conditions in the mining community.
Falkbergets big break came in 1923 novel "The fourth watch". A few years later came"Christi Sextus". When he was 80 years old he published four volumes novel night Bread with protagonist An-Magritt as one of the vikrigste characters.
Should Børson Jr. is another book written by Falkberget. This came out in 1920 and has been both dramatized for theater and filmed. The most famous version is probably the Norwegian theater's production in 1972 Rolv Wesenlund starring as Should Børson Jr. The play was later made into a film.
Sleigh rides, kicks lead and crackling snow
Røros is one of the coldest places in Norway, and the cold record is full -50,4 ° C. Despite the fact that it is often very cold in Røros during winter, it is perhaps also winter here is the most wonderful time of the year. Sleigh rides, kicks lead and crackling snow underfoot belong.
Roros is not a big place, so you are never far from the next cafe 'where freshly made coffee and cocoa are on the menu. The car you can just leave, here you will find several places they rent out kicks.
Every year Rørosmartnan at Roros. This occurs in late February and often comes between 70000 and 80000 visitors these days. This is a very important event for Røros and surrounding areas.