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