June 16, 2017

Weekend Getaway in Røros Norway

My mom knew that my son wanted to experience snow and since we cannot predict or control the weather, she planned to have weekend getaway in Røros. She knew that there will be snow in Røros because of its location. But we were lucky that we were able to experience snowfall during our second day in Norway, just a few days before we went to Røros. 

Watch the video here.  
Read: First Snowfall Experience



Røros is a popular tourist spot in Norway, it is one of the favorite winter and Easter destination. So it is not surprising that there are so many tourists by the time we got there. It took us 6 hours just to reach this place, we traveled by road, sea, and train. 

Read: Trip to Røros Norway
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Trip to Trondheim to Røros Norway via Train



From Røros train station, we just walked to our holiday apartment. We stayed in Ålbyggården which is just beside the Røros Church and cemetery. The house has two bedrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, one toilet and one bathroom.



Read: Staycation at Ålbyggården in Røros Norway

After leaving our luggage at the apartment we had lunch at Peder Hiort Marthus, the restaurant serves pasta, pizza and other local and international meal. 



Read: Peder Hiort Marthus

Then we started our Røros tour, the town is already a living museum so it is no doubt that it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. We explored the town by checking the different art galleries, craft shops, stores, old timber houses and buildings, and of course, the famous Røros Church. 







Bergstadens Ziir 



Bergstadens Ziir also known as Røros Church, the church was built and completed in the year 1784. It is a symbol and pride of the mining town. It is one of top ten churches and one of the largest churches in Norway with a seating capacity of 1600. Unfortunately, we were not able to get inside the church because it was already closed. Entrance Fee is NOK50.

Sleggveien



The houses in Sleggveien road shows the social history of the mining community. The top five houses on the top of the road, where the day laborers, craftsmen, gypsies and other people who have no permanent work and no land to farm lived. Some of these houses are open to public during summer season, it was April so it was closed. 

Fun in the Snow 

Of course, we enjoyed the snow. For someone who lives in a tropical country, seeing snow makes us happy. Even the freezing cold can't stop us. We do crazy things like my mom and son ate the snow. Waah! Watch the video here



Finally, snow angel



We made our very first snowman, (tiny snowman). I just realized that it is not easy to make a snowman. 




Smelthytta Museum 


The following day, we went to Smelthytta Museum, it is just walking distance from the apartment. The museum showcases the 19th-century clothing, the history of Røros Copperworks and how the people produce copper. 



Read: Smelthytta Roros Museum
Watch the Video here.

I wish we had more time to explore the mining town but we had to end our trip. If you are going to Norway, you can include this in your itinerary.

Video: Weekend Getaway at Røros Norway


17 comments:

  1. Norway is one of my dream destinations. Some of my ex office mates are working there for years and were able to bring their whole family as well. If I were to work again abroad, Norway is definitely on top of my list.

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    1. Your friends are lucky because they were able to bring their family in Norway. Norway is very strict in approving immigrants. :)

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  2. Wow snow! I really wanted to see snow in personal. I still remember when my hubby's voyage going to Norway subrang na enjoy nya ang snow at sinulat nya pa ang name namin sa snow hahah! Buti pa ang name ko nakasulat sa snow.

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    1. Wow, very sweet naman ni hubby mo for writing your names on the snow. Maybe next time hindi na nakasulat, naexperience mo na rin ang snow. :)

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  3. Looks like Ethan enjoyed playing with the snow. It's very true that because we live in a tropical country, just seeing snow is something we would love to experience - and good thing you did. :) That snow man is cute - and I thought it was easy to make one lang.

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    1. Yes, he did, nacross out na sa bucket list niya nag snow. Akala ko din madali lang gumawa ng snow. hehehe!

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  4. Thank you for showing us a glimpse of Norway! I have a friend who's been there and her IG photos are absolutely stunning just like yours. :) Natawa ako sa snowman n'yo. Parang nakahiga. Lol. I've always imagined na madali lang gumawa ng snowman. Pero by the looks of the snowman you made, mukhang mahirap nga talaga. Hahaha

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    1. Hehehe! Konti lang kasi yung snow kaya hindi kami makagawa ng malaki. And mahirap din gumawa ng malaking snowball ha. =)

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  5. I've never seen snow before so lucky you that you finally got to experience it. This town looks exactly like what I want to visit. Looks like such a rustic and sleepy town. Love it!

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  6. Oh, will I ever be able to touch a snow? haha. #sana. #sana. Habang may buhay, may pag asa. haha. Kahit saan basta may snow, lol. Kaso lamigin ako, kaya baka puro windburn lang ang abutin ko sa lamig! haha. Norway is such a wonderful place, no? I have a friend who works there too, nakakatuwa tingnan ang mga pics nila.

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    1. Yes, habang may buhay may pag-asa. hehehe!

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  7. Haven't seen real snow (except for ice villages that were setup here in PH) and I would be so happy if i can make snow angels too hahaha! Thanks for sharing your Norwegian adventure with your family. I hope to travel with my kids soon. :)

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    1. Making snow angel is fun kahit sa adults. :)

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  8. Aaaw... with all your Norway post, I am beginning to like visiting Norway soon! Hehe

    I envy that snow angel photo... I wished we can have photos enjoying the snow.😝

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    1. Norway is a beautiful country, I haven't visited the popular tourist spots pa, for sure mas maganda dun. :)

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  9. I love to visit or even live in Norway. It is from your blog post that I learned of its beauty. And how privileged people living there could be with the many benefits. I also lovr snow. Ihihi.

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    1. Agree, it is nice to live in Norway because it is not populated and it offers so many benefits.

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