It has been a wintermarket in Røros since 1841, and every year the market starts on the third tuesday in February, that is in the coldest time of the year in this small mountain city. This day about 80 horses enter the city after travelling for days in the old way, with sledges. They come from north and south in Norway, and from Sweden.
The 160th wintermarket in Røros will last for almost all this week. These photos are from 2011. I also went to Rørosmartnan last year, and made a post about the trade going on in this city that is a Unesco World Heritage site. And also on post about reindeers at the fair. And I will go again this year. But not tomorrow when all the horses are arriving, so I will just have to remember. Here is a link to more photos from Rørosmartnan.