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Vertshuset Røros

Lunch dishes here include fairly standard soup, sandwiches and burgers, but from 4pm onwards the food is exquisite – the tenderest fillets of reindeer or elk, as well as Arctic char and desserts such as 'blue cheese…
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 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…
National Park 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 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 …
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…
Cultural in Røros


The biggest winter event is Rørosmartnan (Røros Market), which began in 1644 as a rendezvous for hunters who ventured into town to sell their products to miners and buy supplies.
International in Røros

Peder Hiort Mathus

With old photos of Røros and traditional decor, you might be forgiven for imagining this to be a bastion of traditional cooking, but this being modern Norway, it's mostly about pizza. Of more interest is its garden …
Norwegian in Røros

Kaffestugu Cafeteria

This historic place offers a good range of coffee, pastries, snacks and light meals, as well as some more substantial main dishes such as reindeer steak. Its lunchtime specials are a little heavy on the potatoes, bu…