Just besides the finishing line of Vasaloppet in Mora you can see the impressive statue of the founder himself, the Swedish king Gustav Vasa (ruled 1523-1560). It was put there in 1903 and made by the world famous Swedish artist Anders Zorn, who lived in Mora.More about Gustav Vasa you can find here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_I_of_Swedenmore
On the spot where the church is standing today there has been a church since the 13th century. The church you see today is from the end of the 15th century, when they tore down the old one and built a new.1671 a fearsome thunderstorm went over Mora and the lightning put the church in flames. The church tower, roof, silver and bells was totally...more
If you stand with your back just outside Zorngården looking over the heartformed lawn, then you don't see the staue. But if you cross over the lawn and take a look on the other side of the little bush, there you find "the perfect women".The story is that Zorn got the idea to place the perfect woman as a fountain in the garden. But he couldn't use...more
They have a small, 8 kids at a time, place where you can put in your kids while you enjoying the rest of the estate. They have a fantastic women helping the kids when they are creating a lot of different types of handicraft. My kids loved it and it is suitable both for boys and girls. Sometimes you may have to wait for a little while before you can...more
You are not allowed to go into the house without a guide, but they do all the difference! They tell us how the family lived, why they designed the house as they did, talked about all of Anders Zorns career from unknown to one of the most famous painters of his time. They described to us how the family had, explicit in the testemonial, told the Mora...more
Only fairly stupid people go to Mora by plane. I was one of them. I booked on SAS, checked in on Skyways, had a boarding pass on Fly Nordic and actually flew on NextJet, which was a propellar plane. No big deal, and it was a good journey. And a good plane. it was a Beechcraft 1900D.
There was no announcing that we had landed at Mora, and not having been informed that the plane continued to Sveg after a short stop I barely managed to get off by asking fellow passengers.
Self service on this little plane... "smörgås" sandwiches, tea and coffee was stacked at the front by the pilot.
40 minutes flight from Stockholm Arlanda, landed in Mora Siljan Airport which is a few km from Mora town centre, perhaps 6 - 7 km. Maybe book a taxi to come and meet you if you have no other arrangement. I arrived by last flight in darkness and there were nobody at the airport. Departure was equally funny, no security check whatosever, ticketing by name and picture ID. On my early morning return to Stockholm there were three passengers.
Souvenirs in Mora are the crux of Dalarne's handicrafts; local utensils and traditional arts Made in the surroundings of Mora. The big craze is the Dalarne Horse which is made around Siljan lake and the town of Mora in particular. The horse is made out of wood - the Dalecarlian Horse - and a fairly simple affair, some with more elaborate rose painting, nearly all brightly painted. It is known from the middle ages or so.
Mora Boden, a small shop just off the pedestrian area in Mora, 100 m south of the Mora Church has lots of these horses in different sizes and costs.
What to buy: Dalarne Horse, wooden utensils, cast iron and wooden whatever rustic and utilitarian stuff for your home.
What to pay: A small horse was SEK 149,-
Dalmasarna, the people from Dalarna, and they work at the tourist office in Mora. There you get all information for free, and you can get free information brochures and good maps for this region. All information you need for your stay here, you find here. So, visit the office at Strandgatan 14 och give them a call. The number you will see below.