Digging up the past: Explore an old copper mining town on an audio walking tour

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Location: Roros, Norway
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 40.0 - 60.0 minutes
Trip difficulty: Easy
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Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/London
Highlights Røros Town Hall
Røros Museum
Røros Church
Glomma river
Mine the history of this old Norwegian copper town and World Heritage site
Join in on this tour through the quaint old mining town and World Heritage site of Røros and discover its history.

While you walk, you'll hear the town's story and about the lives of its miners. You’ll view some of the elegant houses and hear about the lives of those in the affluent part of town. After crossing the Glomma River, you’ll learn about the working class of Røros and get a glimpse into how they lived. You’ll meander of the Slagghaugene, the waste from the copper mine, and visit the Smelthytta and Røros Museum, before rounding off the walk near the beautiful Røros Church. The walk is about 1 kilometer and will take about 40 minutes, depending on how many stops you prefer to do along the way. 

VoiceMap automatically plays audio at just the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS. Download the tour in a Wi-Fi zone to use the app offline. When you have bought the tour, you can use it whenever you like, and as many times as you like.

Commentary English: Audio
Included Lifetime access to this self-guided tour in English
VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
Excluded Smartphone and headphones
Food and drink
Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
Know before you book This is a self-guided audio tour.
Entrance fees to all attractions mentioned on the tour are excluded from the price.
Know before you go Install the VoiceMap app beforehand and use the code included with your ticket to download the tour.
Remember your headphones, unless you've booked a driving tour.
Charge your phone's battery. The way VoiceMap uses GPS to play audio automatically can be battery intensive.
Additional Information
NB: The tour is wheelchair accessible, but be aware that the path may be steep and challenging in some places.
  1. All of VoiceMap's audio tours are self-guided and users must bring their own smartphone and headphones to take the tour. We urge all our users to wear facemasks and carry hand sanitizer with them to ensure they're own protection and the protection of others.

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Booking Cut-off No booking cut-off applies
Valid From date booked


Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 62.5746226, 11.3838558
Address: 1 Kjerkgata, Kjerkgata, Røros, Trøndelag, 7374
Directions: Get to the monument "The miner and his wife" in the small park at Nilsenhjørnet, close to the railwaystation and Tourist information.
End Location Address Kjerkgata, Kjerkgata, Røros, Trøndelag
Start Location Notes 1 Kjerkgata, Kjerkgata, Røros, Trøndelag, 7374
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 62.5764449, 11.3872494
Address: Kjerkgata, Kjerkgata, Røros, Trøndelag
End Location Address Kjerkgata, Kjerkgata, Røros, Trøndelag
Start Location Notes 1 Kjerkgata, Kjerkgata, Røros, Trøndelag, 7374


Cancellation Policy: none
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund


Voucher Access Code 6-60 years $4.99 Available on request


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1. Install VoiceMap from the Apple App Store or Google Play
2. Create an account
3. Select Tour Codes from the menu, then select Enter Codes
4. Enter the code RRSS7732 then select Download Now
5. Go to the start location and hit play whenever you are ready

Please download the tour onto the VoiceMap app and charge your phone before you go. Remember to bring your own headphones. If the tour takes more than a few minutes to download, please stop the download, go to Account, select Purchased and try to download the tour from there. If you still experience issues, please contact us on [email protected]

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