The history of Norberg is dominated by working with iron and mining. The community dates back to the 12th century, and was Sweden's most important source of iron ore during the 14th century and ensuing centuries. Here, Engelbrekt, a freedom fighter, gathered the people and started an uprising in 1434. The mines and foundries characterise the community, and there is ample exciting evidence of the iron producing era. In the Middle Ages, Norberg became a focal point and a significant market town of the Bergslagen area. Along the Norberg river there are wooden houses dating from the 17th and 18th century.
Today Norberg is a nice friendly little town with a lot of small enterprises and a lot of beautiful places to visit and experience. Norberg is situated close to nature with lots of possibilities e.g. to hike in the summer and ski both downhill and cross-country in the winter.