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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…
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…
Ceramics in Røros

Potteriet Røros

Here you'll find pottery based on traditional designs from all over Trøndelag, along with some creative modern interpretations. The pottery workshop next door is open to the public and staff are always happy to expl…
Ceramics in Røros

Galleri Thomasgården

At the worthwhile Galleri Thomasgården, potter Torgeir Henriksen creates rustic stoneware and porcelain. You will also find the wonderful nature-inspired wood carvings of Henry Solli. The player piano is one of only…
Jewellery in Røros

Hartzgården Sølvsmie

At this silversmith's shop you'll find locally handcrafted silver jewellery with an emphasis on Viking themes, as well as a small historical-jewellery exhibit.
Cafe in Røros

Frøyas Hus

A blissed-out garden courtyard cafe serving good waffles and rømmegrøt, a traditional slightly sour porridge eaten with cured hams in the evening.