How to get there:
By air: Røros airport
By rail: Oslo - Røros - Trondheim (Rørosbanen)
By bus: Northbound or southbound
By boat: Coastal steamer, Femunden.
is a gentle, friendly region of mountain Norway, in parts a dairy
farming district with deep valleys covered in birch and pine forests,
but also naked, weather beaten mountains and small, pictoresque
villages are typical of the district.
centrepiece is the mountain hamlet Røros, once the hub of copper
production in the area. Its very distinctive characteristic buildings
have put this beautiful hamlet on UNESCO´s
list of preservation worthy cultural monuments. The history of the
district is fascinating and we would like to tell you about it.
Although mining put its mark on the region from the time the first iron
ore deposits were discovered in
1644, fishing, hunting and farming have an even longer tradition.
this particular trip you will experience every aspect of mountain
Norway, from the barren, deserted and mystical terrain in Femunden to,
in contrast, the lush valleys with dairy farms, livestock and busy
farming community life. The route includes a 2 hour boat trip on board
Fæmund II (regular services 10 June - 20 August).
the charming villages and do take time to look at cultural monuments or
to take off
on a detour and discover your own fishing lake or other "pearls" Mother
Nature has strewn over the area. Road conditions vary greatly, you´ll
be cycling on asphalt and on dirt roads. Even though the topography of
the area is reasonably flat, there are parts of the route that are
hilly, so a bike with gears is recommended.
are alternative routes on better roads that you could choose - but then
you´ll miss the really stupendous scenic variations. There is little
traffic so taking children along on their own bikes shouldn´t pose any
South Trøndelag County
NB! The entire route is at more than 600 metres
above sea level so take suitable clothing with you! Some accommodation
and eateries are family farms / dairy farms so you will need to book in
advance. Røros Reiseliv will be able to help you with this free of charge.
Reiseliv has published a detailed description of the route and services
en route, a map and list of attractions and activities.
Recommended type of bike:
Probably an advantage if your bike has 3 or more gears.
Numerous possibilities, from basic campsites to luxury hotels.
Approximately 175 km.
Røros Turistkontor Tel: +47 72 41 11 65