Take a leisurely stroll through intimate and friendly streets lined with wooden houses. Røros is one of the Cities in the World that's Honored to be on UNESCO's World Heritage List. The mining town of Røros has a population of approximately 3,500. No other town in Norway lies at such a high altitude and Røros owes its mountain situation 650 metres above sea level to the hunt for metals. The town grew up around the copper mines and today is a living history of the mining community that dates from the middle of the 17th century.