Norway Road Trip Photo Gallery - Roros

Roros is located 628m above sea level and is full of wood buildings. Copper works were established in 1644 and the town became an important mining centre in the country. The town centre with its wooden buildings are protected and it is a pleasant stroll.

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At the end of the old mine's walking tour, you will reach Sleggveien, a street of lowrises houses where labourers, craftsmen, and other townsfolk lived. Some of these houses are open to give a gimpse of how life was like during the mining era.

Conditions are by no means luxurious. Residents lived a hard life here.

The houses get a bit nicer further down along Flanderborg.

Back across the river, the Bergmannsgata is a much wider street with nicer buildings heading up to Hyttklokka, the church.

Built in 1784 and able to house up to 2000 people, the church is a bit unique as it had a dual role of both spiritual satisfaction as well as enforcing the state's authority. Seating was segregated by rank and position, with the upper classes seated in private boxes with curtains. Prayers hinted discipline and submission to the mining company.

Outside of town, Olav's Mine operated from 1937-1972 and yielded 15720 tons of copper through many kilometres of tunnels.

Otherwise, the surrounding area's scenery is green and fairly undisturbed.

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