Norwegian Christmas at UNESCO Roros

Christmas in Roros by Thomas Rasmus Juell Skaug, Visit Norway

Round trip with Norwegian Christmas at Roros – 7 nights

This amazing round trip from Oslo includes a Norwegian Christmas at magical UNESCO Roros  – a true winter wonderland! – as well as historic Trondheim & Oslo.
You will experience a traditional, Norwegian Christmas Eve dinner and local Christmas traditions.
Enjoy Dog sledding & Horse sleigh ride in addition to Private sightseeing in historic Trondheim.


the Dovre rail line Norway. Photo by Rolf M Sorensen, NSB
About the tour

• This tour is self-guided (not with a group), with guided activities. You will travel eco-friendly by public transport
• You can add nights
Prices: From NOK 18500 per person, including all transport, excursions, hotels & meals as per the itinerary

Day to day itinerary:

Christmas in Oslo by Didrick Stenersen, Visit Oslo

Enjoy Christmas time in Oslo!

DAY 1 - First night in Oslo

Individual arrival to Oslo. Check in at the centrally located, elegant Bristol Hotel or similar. Hotel Bristol is located close to the Karl Johansgate main street, the Royal Palace & the main shopping areas of Oslo.
You can take the airport bus directly from the airport to the hotel.
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in tour price)
Read about Oslo

Winterly Roros by Bard Svendsen, Trondelag Reiseliv

Experience a real winter at Roros!

DAY 2 - Travel to Roros

Train to Hamar where you change to the tiny Roros Railway, passing through the rough and beautiful wilderness in Osterdalen. It is Norway’s oldest trunk line, built in stages from 1862 to 1877.
Roros is one of the few former mining towns in the world to have a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Check in at the centrally located Roros Hotel, a short taxi ride from the train station, located a few minute’s walk from the town centre. As a guest of the hotel you can enjoy their new SPA & wellness area.
Spend 3 nights at Roros Hotel 

Christmas Celebration by CH, Visit Norway

Enjoy a Norwegian Christmas!

Christmas celebration

Spend Christmas in a magical atmosphere! In the late afternoon you can take a walk in the picturesque, narrow streets or visit the iconic wooden church.
Normally, there will be a Christmas service in the afternoon (4pm). Afterwards, Santa will visit and give gifts to you and your family.

Join the traditional dancing around the Christmas tree at the hotel.
In the evening you will have a traditional Norwegian Christmas dinner served from the buffet, with “lutefisk” (cod), pork ribs & lamb ribs (pinnekjøtt), together with all the trimmings, followed by a large dessert buffet.

Horse sleigh in Roros by Thomas Rasmus Jull Skaug, Visit Norway

Magical horse sleigh ride through Roros!

DAY 3 - Magical horse sleigh ride

Spend a relaxing morning at Roros. Explore the small town on your own or spend some time at Roros Bath, adjoining your hotel.

In the afternoon, enjoy a journey by horse-drawn sled and learn of the incredible history behind this atmospheric town. You will be drawn past the 17th and 18th century wooden houses, winding alleyways and courtyards.
The sled will also take you past the old copper mine and the beautiful white church that dominates the skyline of the town.

Dog sledding Roros by Terje Rakke, Nordic Life, Visit Norway

Exotic Dog sledding at Roros!

DAY 4 - Dog sledding adventure

Today you will join a dog sledding trip where you get close to the dogs and the stunning nature around Roros. On this 2-hour trip you will drive your “own” dog sleigh with 4-5 dogs, and get to feel the special interaction with the dogs, in a beautiful winter landscape.

Winter in Trondheim by cabday, Foap, Visit Norway

Colourful houses along Nidelven river in Trondheim

DAY 5 - Travel to Trondheim

Spend the morning on your own. In the afternoon join the Roros Railway to historic Trondheim. Along the track are many charming old station buildings, some of which are listed architectural gems. Arrival to Trondheim in the evening and check in at a centrally located hotel.
Spend 2 nights in Trondheim
Read about Trondheim
See pictures from Trondheim

Nidaros Cathdreal In Winter By Svein Erik Knoff, Visit Trondheim

See the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim!

DAY 6 - Private Trondheim City Walk

Meet a guide at your hotel for a city walk in picturesque Trondheim (2 hours). Explore the world’s northernmost medieval cathedral before crossing the old city bridge (Gamle Bybro) over the scenic Nidelven river. Trondheim is home to several authentic areas with tiny wooden houses, as well as large wooden buildings.

Colourful wooden buildings in Trondheim by Jan Ove Iversen, Visit Trondheim

Experience the authentic Bakklandet!

Stroll through the authentic area called Bakklandet, which has preserved its charming 19th century wooden architecture. Originally an industrial part of the city, Bakklandet´s old houses and factories have been renovated into attractive housing integrated with boutiques and gourmet restaurants.

At the old, renovated ship yard area called Solsiden (the sunny side), you will find restaurants & charming, tiny cafés along with a shopping center.

Christmas in Oslo. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Enjoy winter in Oslo!

DAY 7 - Return to Oslo

Travel by train on the Dovre Line, with afternoon arrival to Oslo.
Individual arrival to a centrally located hotel.
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in the tour price)

Winter fun in Roros by Thomas Rasmus Skaug, Visit Norway

Winter wonderland!

Roros in winter by Geir Tonset / Visit Trondelag

Heavy snow at Roros!

This trip includes:

4* Hotels w. breakfast buffet 
in Oslo, Roros & Trondheim
All dinners at Roros Hotel

Train Oslo-Hamar-Roros
Train Roros-Trondheim
Train Trondheim-Oslo

Activities & Excursions
Horse sleigh ride
Dog sledding trip incl. transfers

Private City Walk, 2 hrs

All taxes & VAT
Detailed itinerary & directions

• Flights to/from Norway
• Airport transfers
• Personal travel insurance

View Of Roros By Svein Erik Knoff, Trondelag Reiseliv

Magic Roros!


Choose a start date, room & number of persons, whereupon the prices will appear in the tour summary box

Booking & payment procedures
Our travel arrangements
General terms & conditions

Book safely with Fjord Travel Norway – a local, Norwegian travel company. We have been in business for more than 20 years, offering tours based on our goal of sustainable tourism

Questions about this tour?

Contact us:
Use our contact form
By e-mail to [email protected], or
Call us on +47 (55) 131-310
(Mon-Fri 09:00 to 15:30 local time)

What our customers say:

  • We just recently completed the Tromso, Northern Lights & Arctic Coast tour. I am writing to say what an amazing tour we had. Everything ran smoothly without an issue, the accommodation was fantastic and the tours were brilliant. We cannot fault the package at all. I would also like to thank Franziska and Lene, they both were fantastic in answering all my questions promptly, whilst booking the tour. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable holiday!

    Robert, Australia

  • On behalf of the group I would like to thank you and your colleagues for organizing our wonderful tour of Norway. Everything went very well including the weather, which was spectacular. We enjoyed all the hotels, the central locations you chose and the amenities, especially the lavish breakfasts. Three extra days in Oslo allowed us to tour the city at our leisure and to enjoy more of the important sights including the newly opened National Museum. The Norway in a Nutshell tour was amazing and made much easier by using your recommended porterage service between hotels in Oslo and Bergen. Both the train journeys and the boat trip were spectacular, and combined with a night in the beautiful Kviknes Hotel made for an unforgettable two days. We were very impressed by the Hurtigruten cruise, particularly the way they combined a working ship with a cruise ship, the comfortable accommodations, the food and service. It was fascinating to visit all the various ports, islands and fjords and the two included tours were excellent and informative. In the end we were glad to have the extra night in Kirkenes, to visit their lovely museum and take a trip to the Russian border. It was a good way to end the tour. Again, thank for staying with us through 2 years of pandemic postponements and changes. We certainly will recommend Fjord Travel in the future.

    Marilyn, United States

  • I wanted to thank everybody. We had a wonderful trip. Everything went well and fortunately we had the chance to see the lights while on the cruise. All my friends in Turkey would like to go on a similar trip. So I will be in touch with you. Thanks again and best wishes to all of you.

    Candan, Turkey