In search of isolation in the home of the mountain kings

The village of Røros huddles amid the fells of Norway’s high country in the eerie, crepuscular half-light. Winking lights illuminate the wooden houses of ochre, orange and weather-scarred dark timber, keeping at bay the great emptiness all around.

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