Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Røros

Smelthytta

Built on the site of a former copper-smelting works that burnt down in 1975, this museum brings the town's mining heritage to life. Intricate working models demonstrate the water- and horse-powered smelting processe…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park

Snøhetta Viewpoint

This arresting building of rippled timber and mirrored glass was commissioned by the Wild Reindeer Foundation as an educational centre and observation point. It offers astounding views over the valley to Mt Snøhetta…
Church in Ringebu

Ringebu Stave Church

A church has existed on this site since the arrival of Christianity in the 11th century. The current version, which remains the local parish church, dates from around 1220, but was restored in the 17th century when …
Church in Røros

Røros Kirke

Røros' copper industry was booming when local notables decided to finance the construction of this lovely – and large – Lutheran church in 1784, at a cost of 23,000 riksdaler (at the time, miners earned about 50 rik…
National Park in Northern Central Norway

Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park

This 4367-sq-km national park, Norway's largest continuous protected area, protects the dramatic highlands around the 2286m-high Snøhetta. It also provides a suitably bleak habitat for Arctic foxes, reindeer, wolver…
National Park in Northern Central Norway

Breheimen National Park

One of Norway's newest national parks, Breheimen opened in 2009 and covers 1691 sq km. It's wedged between the Jotunheimen and Jostedalsbreen national parks and has some of the best hiking in the southern half of No…
Nature Reserve in Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park

Fokstumyra Marshes

These wild marshes are home to an astonishing array of bird life. Approximately 87 species nest in the area and 162 species in total have been observed. Among the species found here are the red-breasted merganser, l…
Museum in Røros

Olavsgruva Mine

For a gritty insight into Røros' mining past, head 13km north of Røros to this centuries-old mine, where ore has been extracted since the 1650s. Tours travel 50m underground down dingy tunnels to the main miners' ha…
National Park in Northern Central Norway

Reinheimen National Park

Founded in 2006, this 1969-sq-km park stretches from Lom in the southeast to Åndalsnes in the northwest. It's a varied and relatively unexplored park that is steep and mountainous in the west with a more gentle Alpi…
Natural Feature in Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park

Snøhetta

The park's highest mountain is Snøhetta (2286m) and it was an important trading pass in previous centuries. The mountain also features in many Norwegian myths and legends. Most people view it from a distance, but it…