Welcome to Røros, one of Emma's favourite towns in Norway. This is a well-preserved 17th-century mining town that is today on the UNESCO World Heritage List. And it is absolutely adorable. These preserved tiny wooden homes with turf on the roof just ooze charm, and I’m so excited to get to show you this town. We’ll start with an overview of the history of mining in Røros, how people lived here, and why everything is so well preserved. We’ll be able to see miners' cottages and the mountains of ‘slag’ – leftover waste from 300 years of mining. Then we’ll make our way down the main street where we can see a bakery that’s 150+ years old, explore the local produce of Røros, and admire the Røros blankets that are famous around Norway.
Emma is a licensed tour guide living in Bergen, Norway. Originally from Australia, Emma fell in love with both the city (and a Norwegian!) and moved to Bergen in 2015. She has been a guide ever since. In addition to providing walking tours of Bergen, Emma also does guide tours throughout Norway and Finland. Emma runs her own business called I Love Bergen, which gives customized walking tours of Bergen. Her tours focus on unique aspects of history, culture, architecture, and stories of everyday life. When she’s not working, Emma loves knitting, old Hollywood movies, hiking, and attempting to bake. She has completely fallen in love with Norway and hopes you will too!
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Røros with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Røros. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.