The norwegian winter fair in Røros has been held since 1854, and when it opens again this week next year it will be for the 160th time. In the photo above it is swedish horsepeople who travelled with horse and sled from Klövsjö in Sweden to Røros, and when I met them last wedsday they were making kolbullar, that is some delicious bacon pancakes made on open fire.
There is a lot of trade going on, since this was what Rørosmartnan was about, and I can really recomend the home made chocolates from Augusta. But there are also more than 100 concerts during the week (tuesday to saterday), and also a lot of more informal places to listen to music or to meet people. Like sitting in a big tent, the lavvo, by the open fire is great on cold, winter days. There are also dances, with folk music or contemporary music. And in the evening there was a service in the newly restored church, The Bergstaden Ziir, with the horse sled travellers as a historic theme. There are more photos from Rørosmartnan 2012 and 2011 in my web gallery.