All Mora hotels
Here you will find all the accommodation options in and around Mora regarding hotels and hostels. You can read in detail about each hotel and if you wish, you can also book your favourite hotel online. Mora is a busy town, so be sure to be out in good time when you book your hotel. Read more about conferences in Dalarna here.
Best Western Mora
Best Western Hotell & Spa in Mora is a four-star hotel located in the centre of Mora. It is only about 100 metres to the shore of Lake Siljan. Morastrand railway station is a 2-minute walk from the hotel.
The hotel offers full service, with its own restaurant, an English pub and an extensive spa. The spa area, to which guests have free access, includes pools and saunas. The restaurant serves a varied menu with a focus on locally produced ingredients. In winter, the fireplace has a cosy glow.
In summer, a terrace overlooking Lake Siljan is open. The hotel has a total of 140 rooms, in four different room types. For a little more luxury and a more cosy feeling, you can choose one of the hotel’s superior rooms. All rooms have Wi-Fi, TV with cable channels and private bathrooms.
The three-star Hotell Fridhemsgatan combines classic hotel style with modern décor and a genuine valley feel. The hotel is very popular among solo travellers, business travellers and families with children.
The hotel is located in a quiet area just a stone’s throw from the centre of Mora. The Zorn Museum is a short walk away. The 26 hotel rooms are surprisingly spacious and offer many amenities. The rooms are stylishly decorated in soft and warm colours.
A TV with cable channels and free Wi-Fi are standard. Guests have 3 different room types to choose from. The free breakfast buffet is generous and includes both hot and cold dishes and specialities from Mora and the surrounding area.
All hotel guests have free access to the gym and a small relaxation area. For other recreation, just contact the hotel staff. There are good opportunities for hiking, fishing and swimming just a short drive from the hotel.
Hotels in Mora Dalarna
Hotel Kung Gösta
Hotel Kung Gösta may only have three stars on the international hotel scale, but this hotel actually has amenities that go beyond the ordinary. There is a full-fledged spa with an indoor pool, sauna and whirlpool.
Of course, all guests have free access to the hotel’s spa. Spa and massage treatments can be booked at the hotel’s reception. The hotel has 47 rooms in two different room types, namely single and double. The rooms are relatively simply furnished but still have TV, Wi-Fi, private bathrooms and small seating areas.
The hotel’s own restaurant, East & West, focuses on Thai food, but also serves classic Swedish home cooking. Hotell Kung Gösta is a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Mora, right next to Mora railway station. The Zorn Museum is about a 20-minute walk from the hotel.
First Bed Hotell in Mora is a simple apartment hotel for those who want to experience Mora and Siljan on a slightly smaller budget. First Bed has a total of three self-catering apartments. Each apartment has a washing machine, TV with cable channels and a fully equipped kitchen with fridge, freezer, cooker, etc.
It’s just like living in a regular apartment. Of course, guests have access to Wi-Fi and free parking. Directly adjacent to the apartments is a furnished terrace. There are also barbecue facilities. There is a small playground for children.
First Bed is centrally located in Mora, about 250 metres from Morastrand Railway Station. It is only a short walk to all the city’s attractions. Orsa, with Grönklitt Zoo and Orsa Ski Centre, is about 30 km from the hotel.
Mora Parken Hotel
By the Dalälven river, about 10 minutes on foot from Mora’s city centre, is the Mora Parken Hotel.
It offers accommodation in a wonderfully authentic Dalarna environment. This three-star hotel has a total of 50 hotel rooms in two different room types.
You can choose between double and triple rooms. The rooms have views of the river and/or the hotel’s magnificent garden. All rooms have a TV with cable channels and a desk. The rooms do not have internet access, but Wi-Fi is available in the common areas.
In the same building as the hotel there is a bowling alley, a sauna and several outdoor terraces. In the immediate vicinity of the hotel there are opportunities for canoeing, fishing and swimming. For those interested in golf, it may be interesting to know that Mora golf club is about 10 minutes by car from the hotel.
Hotel Siljan is a nice hotel with an exciting style. The common areas are beautifully decorated and feel very inviting. The hotel rooms are decorated in a mix of classic hotel style and Scandinavian design.
The hotel has a total of 36 rooms in three different room types, namely single, double and family rooms (for up to four people). All rooms have private bathrooms, TV with cable channels and free Wi-Fi. Some rooms have a balcony with a beautiful view of Lake Siljan.
The hotel is centrally located in Mora, just a minute’s walk from Morastrand railway station. The hotel’s restaurant serves a breakfast buffet every morning. In the evening, a simpler menu is served. For recreation and relaxation, the hotel has many options.
There is a sauna in the hotel itself. Hiking and cross-country skiing trails are just a few minutes’ walk away.
STF Hostel Mora – Målkullan
Målkullan hostel is about a 10-minute walk from Mora train station and the central Kyrkogatan street.
This is a small, basic accommodation where some of the rooms have their own toilet while other rooms are shared.
This hostel also has a communal kitchen where you can cook your own food. Another curiosity is that the finish line of the Vasaloppet is just a stone’s throw from the accommodation. TVs are available in most rooms and final cleaning and bed linen are included during your stay.
Breakfast is included and is served in the communal dining room located in a separate building. With this hotel/hostel you have a very central accommodation with proximity to all attractions and the city centre.
Prinsgården hostel is located close to the centre of Mora. It is about a 5-minute walk to the church street. Shower and toilet are shared by the rooms and each room has a TV and a nice view of the surroundings. There is also a communal kitchen where you can cook your own food.
Other facilities include laundry facilities, and you can book a hot tub. If you arrive by train, the hotel is about 700 metres from Mora train station.
Åmåsängsgården cottage village is located about 3 km from the centre of Mora and just a stone’s throw from the shore of Lake Siljan.
The cottages are well equipped with TV, complete kitchen, microwave, fridge and freezer. Each cottage also has a patio where you can grill your own food in the summer.
All accommodation has its own toilets, but there are some cabins where the shower is shared. Åmåsängsgården also has a restaurant where they serve food with a local connection. A sauna and whirlpool are available in the area and can be booked at the reception.
Information about Mora
Despite its relatively small size, Mora is one of the most famous towns in Sweden. This is not only because the town is so closely associated with the Vasaloppet, which takes place on the first Sunday in March every year. Mora is also known for its knives, Dala horses, Mora bells and much more.
Mora is located between the lakes Siljan and Orsasjön, on a peninsula. Other popular towns nearby are Rättvik and Leksand. The famous little village of Nusnäs is about 1 kilometre from Mora and is where all the Dala horses are made. The Österdalälven and Orsälven rivers run through the peninsula to the outlet in Siljan, which means that the area in and around Mora actually resembles a delta. Mora town centre is located at Morastrand.
Smaller villages grew together
Over the years, a number of smaller villages have grown together with the town centre. Today Mora municipality has around 11,000 inhabitants. There are indications that there have been settlements in the area around present-day Mora since around 4000 BC.
However, Mora’s geology is much older than that. Around 350 million years ago, a meteorite struck and created the huge crater that is now the Siljan Ring with Lake Siljan at its centre. The crater has given rise to a very beautiful environment, with high mountains bordering the town of Mora.
Mora parish is said to have originated in the 13th century. It was around this time that the first church was built in Mora. It was the excellent location for trade, right on the banks of Lake Siljan and at the mouth of the two rivers, that made people start to gather in the area.
Things to see and do in Mora
Mora offers many attractions and activities, both for those interested in culture and for those who enjoy watching and practising sports.
The Zorn farm
The town’s great son is Anders Zorn. He was born in Mora and worked in the town for most of his life. In the centre of Mora is Zorn’s old residence, known as Zorngården. It is a very popular tourist attraction, which has actually been named one of the 45 best travel destinations in the world by the New York Times magazine. The farm has been carefully preserved since Zorn’s death.
The Zorn Museum
Here you will find authentic furniture, both those designed and created by Zorn himself and furniture from the Gustavian era. Other gems in the collections include valuable porcelain and parts of Mora’s famous silver collection. Directly adjacent to Zorngården is the Zorn Museum. This is where you can see permanent exhibitions of Zorn’s most famous works.
For example, Vallkulla, Dans i Gopsmorstugan and Midnight can be viewed here. Zorn was also a great collector of art from other artists. For example, the Zorn Museum has one of the world’s finest collections of etchings by Rembrandt.
Vasaloppet is the single biggest tourist attraction in Mora. On the first Sunday in March every year, many thousands of ski enthusiasts gather to either race the 90 km long distance between Berga By and Mora or to just watch the world-famous race in person. If you want a good place at the finish line, it is important to be out in good time! Of course, Mora has a museum to celebrate the history of Vasaloppet. A visit to the Vasaloppet house is an obvious stop when visiting Mora.
Other attractions well worth a visit are Mora Church, dating back to the 13th century, the Utmeland Monument, which is built on the site where it is said that Gustav Vasa hid from the Danes, and the Tomteland amusement park (located in Gesunda just outside Mora). If you are interested in sports, a match with the ice hockey team Mora IK or a match with the floorball team KAIS Mora AIF can be an exciting experience.
Communications and accommodation
If you want to reach Mora by car, you have two options, namely the E45 motorway and national road 70. The E45 arrives in Mora from the southwest while national road 70 passes through Mora from the southeast. You can also travel to Mora by train. Trains run from Borlänge and Stockholm.
The station Morastrand is served by the regional train Tåg i Bergslagen. Mora has a handful of good hotels and quite a few hostels. The hotels are in the centre of Mora, within walking distance of the town’s attractions, while some of the hostels are just outside the town centre. Despite its size, Mora can boast several very high quality hotels. More activities in Mora and in Dalarna.