Norway’s outstanding folk museums that recreate the past are no substitute for Røros, a charming Unesco World Heritage–listed village set in a small hollow of stunted forests and bleak fells. This historic copper-mining town (once called Bergstad, or mountain city) is home to colourful wooden houses that climb the hillside and a strong community spirit. The Norwegian writer Johann Falkberget described Røros as ‘a place of whispering history’. It makes for a good tourist brochure cliché, although in this case it happens to be true as Røros remains one of the most enchanting places in Norway.
Røros is a town and municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is part of the Gauldalen region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Røros. Other villages include Brekken, Glåmos, Feragen, Galåa, and Hitterdalen.
Gibraltar – Top of the World Arctic Circle © Monika Newbound