Norwegian Christmas at Roros
Welcome to Roros, a UNESCO world heritage site and a true winter wonderland. The trip starts with a night in Oslo, then 4 nights in Roros. Experience a Norwegian Christmas meal, local Christmas traditions and exciting activities like dog & reindeer sledding as well as a ride through winterly Roros in an open horse carriage. On the way back to Oslo, experience the Roros Railway and the rough and beautiful wilderness in Osterdalen.
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DAY TO DAY ITINERARY:
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 to the hotel from the Oslo Gardermoen airport
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in tour price).
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Day 2 – Flight to Roros
Short flight to Roros from Oslo Airport. Roros is one of the few mining towns in the world to have a place on the UNESCO world heritage list. Check in at the centrally located Roros Hotel, which is only a short taxi ride from the airport. The hotel is situated only a few minute’s walk from the town centre. As a guest of Roros Hotel you can also enjoy the new SPA & wellness area.
Spend 4 nights at Roros Hotel
Magical horse sleigh ride
In the afternoon enjoy a journey by horse-drawn sled and learn of the incredible history behind this atmospheric village. 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 village.
Day 3 – Christmas at Roros
Spend Christmas in a magical atmosphere! In the late afternoon, you can head down to the iconic wooden church of Roros for its Christmas service (4pm). Afterwards, Santa will visit and give gifts to you and your family.
Join the traditional dancing around the Christmas tree. In the evening you will have a traditional Christmas dinner served from the buffet with lutfisk (cod), ribs, lamb ribs together with all the trimmings and a large dessert buffet.
Day 4 – Dog sledding adventure
Join a dog sledding trip in the wilderness. On this 1,5-2 hour trip you are the passenger in your guides sled. You get to experience the dogs’ tremendous job satisfaction while you travel through a beautiful winter landscape. Coffee from the bonfire and cake in our wilderness camp is included in this tour.
Day 5 – Reindeer experience
Sitting in a sled pulled by a reindeer is a fantastic winter snow experience suitable for the whole family. Reindeer husbandry has been practiced in Roros for several hundred years. Even before the mining operation, the Sami people populated these parts.
Nowadays, many Samis continue to practice reindeer husbandry and spend a large part of the year with the reindeer. Today you have the opportunity to experience some of the Sami culture and history.
Day 6 – Train to Oslo Airport
After some exciting days in Roros it is time to say good-bye. On the way to Oslo you will experience Roros Railway, which runs through the rough and beautiful wilderness in Osterdalen. The Roros Railway is Norway’s oldest trunk line and was built in stages from 1862 to 1877. Change train in Hamar and continue to Oslo Airport.
Spend 1 night at Oslo Airport (included in the tour price)
THIS TRIP INCLUDES:
4* Hotels w. breakfast buffet
in Oslo & Roros (+ all dinners at Roros Hotel)
Train Roros – Oslo Airport
Horse sleigh ride Roros
Dog sledding trip Roros
Reindeer experience Roros
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Contact us regarding this tour:
e-mail to [email protected] or call us on +47 55 13 13 10 (Mond.-Frid. 09:00 to 15:30 local time)