Between the colourful autumn and the joy of Christmas, we've reached the season of the polar nights. The leaves on the trees have fallen and only the bare trunks remain. In the Røros region, the snow settles like a thin blanket over forests and mountains. Before all the Christmas lights are lit in December, we have nature's own white magic that shines a light for us. We're in the bright polar nights.
Destination Røros stretches from Nord-Østerdalen in Hedmark county to the southernmost part of Trøndelag county and also borders on Sweden. The Forollhogna and Femundsmarka National Parks surround one of Norway’s most exciting areas of natural and cultural history.
This mining town began to take form in 1644, when the first copper ore was extracted on the mountain plateau. Among the people trying to survive in the mountains with its unforgiving winters, were the indigenous people of Scandinavia, the Sámi.
Today, the small town of Røros is almost like a living museum, as the town centre with its authentic wooden structures has many listed buildings.