By: margit On: June 28, 2019 In: News Comments: 0

The Røros region offers a wealth of historical experiences and has everything from old farmsteads and copper mining to brave tales of sabotage.


Guided tours in the town centre
When the Røros Copper Mining Company built the first smelting shed in 1646 they encouraged working miners to establish smallholdings. Røros grew into a community of urban farmsteads, complete with stables and outhouses. Join us on a guided tour and hear more about the history behind this charming wooden town, the people who lived here and how the Røros has developed through conservation and modernisation.

Start times
Daily: 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm

Read more about guided tours of Røros.

Smelting Shed
The smelting shed was at the very heart of the mining process. This is where the copper ore went through a long, complicated smelting process before the finished product was ready for export. Today, the smelting shed is a museum where working models illustrate working processes in the mines and smelting sheds.

Opening hours
Daily: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm

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Olav’s mine
Nyberget is Røros Copper Works’ second oldest mine and Olav’s Mine was the last in operation in the Storwarz field. Today, the two form one continuous mine. This summer, you can join a guide and explore all the old mine pathways.

Start times
Omvisning alle dager: 11.00, 13.00, 15.00 og 17.00

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Røros Kirke
«Bergstadens Ziir» – better known as Røros Church, was built during the Copper Works’ heyday for ‘the glory of God and the adornment of the town’. The church, completed in 1784, lives up to this description as it towers majestically over the small wooden houses.

Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm
Sundays: 12.30 – 2.30 pm

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Oddentunet, Os
Oddentunet is a well-preserved, protected farmyard, attractively situated in its original spot at Narjordet. In the summer season you can experience the farmyard and its history by joining a guide on the day or by booking your own private tour.

Opening hours
Omvisning tirsdager og lørdager i juli: kl. 14.00
Guided tours on Tuesdays and Saturdays in July: 2 pm

Read more about Oddentunet.

Dølmotunet, Tolga
Dølmotunet is a living farm museum in the centre of Tolga village and is an ideal setting for a family outing. The farmyard is a so-called ‘square yard’ with nine houses. Dølmotunet offers a variety of family activities throughout the summer.

Opening hours
Daily until 29th July: 10.30 am – 4.30 pm

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Husantunet, Alvdal
This is a unique, protected farmstead with 18 individual houses which represent typical building styles found in North Østerdal between 1650 – 1850. You may borrow an audio guide from the Aukrust Centre (Aukrustsenteret).

Opening hours
12 – 3 pm in the following periods:
4th – 7th July
11th – 14th July
25th – 28th July
1st –  4th August

Read more about Husantunet.


Gammelgården (literally, ‘The Old Farm’) in Haltdalen is a vicarage dating from the 1700s. The farm’s history and that of Haltdalen as a place of worship as early as 1170 is represented by the presence of the old stave church. Here, you can also learn more about Det Holtaalske Skieløber Compagnie (local resistance group) and the WW2 sabotage action known as Operation Lapwing.

Opening hours
Tuesday to Saturday 11 am – 4 pm

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Haltdalens new stave church
The original stave church, on which Haltdalen’s is modelled using the same dimensions and construction methods, dates from roughly 1170 and can be found in the Trøndelag folk museum. During Gammelgården’s opening times the church is open and guiding is available.

Opening hours
Tuesdag to Saturday: 11 am – 4 pm

Read more about Haltdalen stave church.