The town of Røros is one of the oldest towns of wooden buildings in Europe and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Røros is one of Norway’s coldest cities in the winter, but today was quite hot.
The town is, of course, looked over by a church. Norway has so many churches that we see them wherever we go.
As we were leaving the hotel we spotted this and thought it was interesting, they seem to be putting a bigger roof over the old roof.
We spent the early part of the day wandering around the town and looking at the town and buildings.
There are quite a few shops, some with some interesting displays to draw you in, and, oh look, two yarn stores.
The train was delayed before it started. They changed tracks and we could see them down at the end kicking the rails into place. It was hot and the train did not have air conditioning. Everyone has been telling us how lucky we are and how nice the weather has been while we have been here. It has definitely been nice, even if today was a little too much heat. Here are a couple of pics from that part of our trip.
Unfortunately, we didn’t get all the way to Hamar where we were going to change trains. The train stopped and we all got on a bus. Bye train.
On arriving in Hamar we discovered our re-routing was a result of the buckling of some of the tracks.
We couldn’t get on the first train to Oslo as that train required reservations. We are travelling with Eurail passes, so we only needed the reservation part, not a full ticket. The clerk at the store couldn’t do reservations only. The online system wouldn’t reserve as it was too close to train time. The station reservation system said it there were no available tickets. Luckily there are lots of trains that go to Oslo from Hamar and we only had to wait another 15 minutes or so to get on the train to Oslo – this one was actually air conditioned. Now we are “home” in the Oslo apartment, ready for a good sleep before our next adventure.