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Address: Slegghaugan, Roros 7374, Norway
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+47 72 41 00 00

Slag is a by-product of copper smelting. Slegghaugan stand as large...

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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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... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2016
Paula S
Toronto, Canada
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London, United Kingdom
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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 expect to see big piles in the middle of the town.

Thank Maxiswilde
Toronto, Canada
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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 the various slag heaps for a commanding view of the surrounding areas.

1 Thank Paula S
Washington, DC
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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
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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 cattle. Mining dumps are generally a no-no, but these uncontained dumps are actually protected as... More 

Thank Siri S
Longyearbyen, Norway
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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
Grimstad, Norway
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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
Oslo, Norway
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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
Rome, Italy
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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
Bristol, United Kingdom
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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.

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Trondheim, Norway
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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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