Church in Røros

Røros Kirke

Røros' Lutheran church is one of Norway's most distinctive, not to mention one of the largest, with a seating capacity of 1640. The first church on the site was constructed in 1650, but it had fallen into disrepair …
Museum in Northern Central Norway

Olavsgruva Mine

The Olavsgruva mine is 13km north of Røros. The moderately interesting museum exhibition is far surpassed by mine tours passing through the historic Nyberget mine, which dates from the 1650s. The modern Olavsgruva m…
Notable Building in Ringebu

Ringebu Samlingene

Some 300m uphill to the east of the Stave Church are the buildings from 1743 Ringebu Samlingene, which served as the vicarage until 1991. Guided tours are available and there's a cafe within the grounds.
Museum in Røros


Housed in old smelting works, which were central to Røros' raison d'être until 1953, this museum is a town highlight. The building was reconstructed in 1988 according to the original 17th-century plan. Inside you'll…
Museum in Northern Central Norway

Johan Falkberget Museum

The works of Røros' favourite son, author Johan Falkberget (1879–1967), have been translated into 19 languages and cover 300 years of the region's mining history. His most famous work, An-Magrit, which was made into…
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 …
Outdoors in Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park

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 and provides a suitably bleak habitat for Arctic foxes, reindeer, wolver…
Museum in Røros

Røros Museum

Although separated by 13km, the Smelthytta and Olavsgruva Mine form part of the Røros Museum, a catch-all name for most of the village's museums, and it works out cheaper to buy a combined ticket (adult/child/studen…
National Park in Northern Central Norway

Dovre National Park

Immediately north of Rondane National park, this 289-sq-km park was established in 2003 and is famous for having almost every Norwegian flora type within its borders. The park's highest point is Fokstuhøe (1716m). F…
Area in Røros

Miners' Cottages (Flanderborg Gate)

Off the southwestern corner of the slag heaps, the historic smelting district with its tiny turf-roofed miners' cottages, particularly along Sleggveien, is one of Røros' prettiest corners.