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Slegghaugan, Roros 7374, Norway
+47 72 41 00 00
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Weird piles of rock

We went to Roroos and we drove past these big black piles of rocks with some snow on them. There... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
London, United Kingdom
Interesting Experience

The big slag heaps dominated a portion of the town of Røros. The heaps, the small cotttages, the... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2016
Paula S
Toronto, Canada
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Slag is a by-product of copper smelting. Slegghaugan stand as large mountains that are a testament to the huge amount of activity that has taken place over 333 years. If you climb to the top of Slegghaugan, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Mining-Town. Very close to Slegghaugan is Sleggveien, also referred to as Pippi Street. An episode of Pippi Long Stocking was filmed here.
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Slegghaugan, Roros 7374, Norway
+47 72 41 00 00
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

We went to Roroos and we drove past these big black piles of rocks with some snow on them. There was a museum but it was shut, so we didn't find out what it was all about. But it was a weird site, you don't...More

Thank Maxiswilde
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The big slag heaps dominated a portion of the town of Røros. The heaps, the small cotttages, the smelting factory are protected by UNESCO - very interesting how the rest of the town surrounds the area and yet seems to complement it. Climb up onto...More

1  Thank Paula S
Reviewed 20 August 2016

In addition to the great views, it is starkly attractive on its own. The various bits of slag under your feet have fascinating shapes and sheens. The faint odor reminds you that you are standing on top of three hundred years of mining detritus.

1  Thank Carl B
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Walking in the small town of Røros, one can't miss they'll mining dumps Slegghaugan, located in the upper parts of the town. Take a walk there and also into some of the small houses in the vicinity that used to hold a family and their...More

Thank Siri S
Reviewed 27 July 2016

take a walk to slegghaugan and see the sun sett over the old town of Røros. Recommendable. You will get some very nice pictures!

Thank TorgeirP361
Reviewed 14 July 2016

I recommend to walk and climb to the highest point of Slegghaugan, and you will see fantastic view surrounding Røros. The walk is easy.

Thank Dian H
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Visiting a crisp and sunny winter day, we had a lovely view. It is only a short walk from the main street, and really worth the overview of Røros.

Thank Torunska
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Slegghaugan is among my favourites in Røros. Just across the brigde from Smelthytta you can climb them and on top it gives you a great view. Fun for the children.

Thank Håvard T
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Took a walk to visit these old slag heaps.....too much snow to walk to the top but like the church the heaps are real symbols of the town.

Thank 501robertbristol
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

Take a walk to the top for a great overview of Røros. I did not even take conviction of the kids to walk to the top. The view is very nice!

Thank taarhaug
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