Day 1: The adventure starts in Røros
Enchanting Røros is a small town with a vibrant culture and compelling history. The town was once the site of a bustling copper works, and an interesting museum and mine tour recount the developments over time. You can walk or in wintertime sled – through the streets and admire the rare concentration of centuries-old wooden houses and buildings.
The region’s mountain farms yield excellent produce and Røros has become a well regarded center for locally produced food in Norway. Each meal or snack is an opportunity to sample truly local food. The exclusive meats and award-winning cheeses are particularly remarkable.
Wander the town’s colorful streets. In wintertime, borrow a free kicksled from the hotel, called a “spark”, to try out a popular local form of transport. The iconic church is considered one of the country’s most important religious buildings, with few changes since its construction in the 18th century, and its tower can be seen throughout town.