Destination Award Winner
Røros is a former mining-town in Norway of wooden houses, and have been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980.
The unique town has been preserving traditions as a tourist destination for over 85 years. The region has a history of sustainable development of the World Heritage Site and the national parks in the region.
In recent years, Røros has worked with an extensive knowledge- and service educational program, sustainable waste handling, environmental policy and environmental certification. Destination Røros works according to a sustainability policy and also offers a sustainable business development program to its members.
Attracting a million visitors each year, the town of just 3700 inhabitants maintains its sense of place through a ‘local knowledge’ program run for over 90 businesses, local food safaris, maintaining the local world heritage culture in a way that attracts modern people, and have today an economic growth in a holistic way.