A group of 20-30 men and women with 12 horses and sleighs will travel during three days, crossing snowed roads and iced lakes, to reach the opening day of Røros winter fair in Norway. A Royal decree ... more 
A group of 20-30 men and women with 12 horses and sleighs will travel during three days, crossing snowed roads and iced lakes, to reach the opening day of Røros winter fair in Norway. A Royal decree of 1853 states that from 1854 onwards a yearly market shall be held in Røros, commencing the second last Tuesday in the month of February, lasting until the following Friday. Every year more than 200 people will travel to Røros as their ancestors did hundreds of years ago. (Agurtxane Concellon, Norway, Shortlist, Travel, Professional Competition, 2013)

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Tue, Feb 5, 2013 10:00 AM EST