Destination Røros stretches from Nord-Østerdalen in Hedmark county to the southernmost part of Sør-Trøndelag county and also has a border towards Sweden. The Forollhogna and Femundsmarka National Parks form a framework around 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. Before that, there were only a few farms in the area. 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, and the entire town centre with its authentic wooden structures is protected, with many listed buildings. At the same time, this is also a town in full use with a history that is still unfolding.