Hotel Alvdalen

Dalgatan 77 , Alvdalen, Dalarna, Swedish Lakeland, 79622, Sweden | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Alvdalen

To the lakes

A travel blog entry by triptalk on Jul 07, 2014

1 comment, 10 photos

A nice bus ride with a very jolly Norwegian driver to Sweden looked a lot like driving in northern Minnesota. Flat rocky lakeshores with pines and birches and cabins. No wonder half of Scandinavia moved to MN. Mora is the town where they make the carved red horses called Dala. So there are statues everywhere and shops selling 500 kroner 2" high Dala. So much money, so I just took a picture instead. We took a great all day bike ride up to Orso and had lunch by the lake. All ...

Midsummer Day

A travel blog entry by boomermaxwell on Jun 21, 2014

8 photos

Today we went with David's family to a traditional summer farm in the hills (a Fabod) where we saw traditional farming methods, goats, chooks, calves, cheese, and ancient wooden farm buildings with no electric light. Met by the family there who showed ...

Bears, may poles, and cold mid-summer weather.

A travel blog entry by boomermaxwell on Jun 20, 2014

15 photos

... bears, brown bears, wolves, wolverines, Persian leopards and Siberian tigers. Almost needed to be treated for altitude sickness, we climbed so high to the top, to the cafe! They have a fantastic venue, including a snow making machine for the polar bears. Much involved in conservation in the Arctic regions and research projects, tracking etc. Watched Mamma bear and her three cubs ...

Orsa, where it never gets dark!

A travel blog entry by boomermaxwell on Jun 19, 2014

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... blocks cut with band saw, but the carving, dipping and painting all done by hand, mostly in houses of the villages, makes every horse unique. The style of painting is known as "kurbits". We then went to the Anders Zorn House and Museum in Mora. Zorn was a famous Swedish painter, died in 1920, and we loved his work, especially his watercolours. His house was fascinating, with so many modern features, including a vacuum cleaner , carpet sweeper, central heating, and ...

Dalana horses

A travel blog entry by boomermaxwell on Jun 18, 2014

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... In Lovstabruk, the town had an imposing gate at each end, and the grounds of the mansion had an orangerie and more beautiful gardens. We then arrived at Fallun, which has a UNESCO listed old copper mine, with an open pit and preserved buildings, all well labelled, to walk around and read its history, back to the 800s. Nostalgic for John, although not much like Mt. ...

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