Evertsberg is a small locality that is famous for being the half way point for the 90 kilometre cross-country ski race Vasaloppet. Evertsberg comes to life one week each year when thousands of skiers pass through the locality on their way from Sälen to Mora. The rest of the year Evertsberg has a population of around 230 inhabitants. It’s a typical Swedish countryside locality with nature close by.
A Short History Evertsberg
According to the local sagas there has been a church or chapel here since the 13th century. The current chapel dates back to the 16th century and was expanded in the 18th century. The interior includes furniture from the 15th century.
The people in the area have traditionally worked in farming or forestry. The population reached its peak in the first half of the 20th century with around 500 inhabitants, but has since declined.
Things to Do and See
A lot of the things to do and see in Evertsberg is connected to Vasaloppet. Remember that outdoor activities are never far away.
Vasaloppet is an annual cross-country ski race between Sälen and Mora in Sweden.
And it is probably Vasaloppet that is the one event that puts Evertsberg on the map. The fourth checkpoint for the cross-country ski race can be found here as the skiers has traversed 43 of the 90 kilometres. Evertsberg has been a checkpoint since the first race in 1922.
Bergspriset, the Mountain Price, is since 1970 awarded to the first skier in the race to reach Evertsberg. It is very rare that the person who is awarded Bergspriset also is the winner when reaching the goal in Mora. A stone celebrating all the winners can be found close to the checkpoint.
Vasaloppsleden is a hiking trail following the route of the cross-country ski race. You can either walk the whole 90 kilometres, by starting in Sälen or Mora, but you can also walk parts of it by starting in Evertsberg. The shorter parts can be to Risberg or Sälen in the west or to Oxberg or Mora in the east.
Evertsbergs Badplats at Lake Skeppshussjön
For anyone who wants to swim during the warm summer months the closest beach can probably be found at Evertsbergs Badplats. It is just a few kilometres from the village. The beach is at Lake Skeppshussjön, which also offers fishing opportunities. Remember that a fishing permit is required for fishing.
How to get to Evertsberg
Flights: The closest airports are Mora–Siljan Airport (MXX) located 48 kilometers away and Scandinavian Mountains Airport (SCR) located 78 kilometers away. They connect the area with the Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (ARN) for connections around the globe.
Car: Evertsberg is located along a rural road between Mora and Sälen.
Bus: There are local buses connecting Evertsberg with the nearby towns.
The driving distance from 5 major Swedish cities, according to Google Maps:
Stockholm – 348 kilometers (4 h 11 min) Gothenburg – 497 kilometers (6 h 3 min) Malmö – 715 kilometers (8 h 27 min) Linköping – 398 kilometers (5 h 7 min) Kiruna – 1115 kilometers (13 h 40 min)
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