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The World´s Biggest Moose - Stoorn
Stoorn - a huge wooden moose in Northern Sweden
Inventor of the idea to build the world's largest moose is Thorbjorn Holmlund, founder and owner of Svansele Wild Life Centre Inc. Svansele Wild Life Centre was founded in 2001.
Latest news the 15th of July is that they have allowed Stoorn more money so it can be built. The project will be financed until 30 of April 2012
Read about Stoorn in English
The latest news about Stoorn
The building of this giant Moose has now started. The winter is here and some of the construction has to wait. A road is built to bring up the material to the place where our Moose will be erected.
About the big Moose Stoorn
On the border of Lapland, between the counties of VÃ¤sterbotten and Norrbotten, mount Vithatten (White hat), 510 meters (1 673 feet) above the sea level, is situated and this is where this enormous moose is going to be placed. On a clear day you are able to see 9 church towers from the top of the mountain. Among these the church of SkellefteÃ¥ town about 85 km (52,8 miles) away.
The outlook 45 meters (147 feet) above the top of Vithatten, is offering views including both alps and sea, besides forests, lakes, rivers, wetlands as well as cities and villages.
The moose is to be placed with two legs in the community of Arvidsjaur in Lapland, Norrbotten county, and two legs in the community of SkellefteÃ¥, VÃ¤sterbotten county.
ThorbjÃ¶n Holmlund got the opportunity to see the view from the eyes of the moose, hovering in a helicopter 45m above Vithatten. Why was this the defining moment? Well according to ThorbjÃ¶rn the view was even more amazing than he could've ever imagined. With Vithatten's 511m + the height of which the helicopter was hovering, he was able to see the mountains, the sea, rivers, villages and all types of landscapes that are unique for this area in Sweden.
The result of ThorbjÃ¶rn whitnessing this tremendously beautiful view was that NO other place would stand a chance as to where the moose should be positioned. Should it be built, Vithatten would be the place.
Stoorn on Youtube - How will it look inside?
See this video and take the tour!
The foundation of the service house is being built
If you dont understand what they say - you can still see the video.
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Buy a share in Stoorn! - Your piece of the worlds biggest moose!
This is your chance to be part of something BIG!
During the construction time, there will be guided tours every evening and weekend together with some refreshments. Go there and have a look at "your" investment!
The construction is starting!
- Buy a share in Stoorn
B shares can be signed from 10 shares and more (100 SEK per share equals a minimum of 1000 SEK per share purchase). One $ is about 6 SEK The calculated construction cost for Stoorn is SEK 60 million, including inventory and technical equipment to equ
This is how Stoorn will be
To enter the moose you'll either ride along the road that will be built all the way to the top, or use the wood-paths alongside the mountain. On the top you'll enter the pinetree in wich the elevator will lift you 35 m to the mouth. Inside the moose there will be 3 floors with a surface of ca 500 mÂ², the content of these floors will be conference-rooms / exhibitions / consert-hall etc. The neck will contain the kitchen and the restaurant with a surface of 250 mÂ². The outdoor cafÃ© will be on top of the antlers and will have a surface of 100 mÂ². Parts of the branches on the big pine tree will serve as a big umbrella, protecting the outdoor cafÃ© from rain and snow.
Svansele Wilderness Centre and more sites - This Site has all the information in English, Swedish and German
Svansele Wilderness Centre can offer you Wild life experience year around. They have tours and hikes and an wonderful wild life exhibition! They acually have something called Moose warranty. It means that the visitors, under certain circumstances, are guaranteed to see wild mooses strolling along freely in the beautiful nature. If not, they get their money back for the visit as well as for the air tickets, if travelling by air.
Here you can also see a video how it will look inside the Moose Stoorn.
- Svansele Wilderness Centre
Svansele Wilderness Centre has activities that are available at anytime of the year, Summer or Winter, day or night. Read all about this wonderful place to spend quality time in.
- Web cam SkellefteÃ¥
When you go by plane to see Stoorn, you go to SkellefteÃ¥. This webcam shows one of the ski hills there.
- More web cams from SkellefteÃ¥
Many web cams that show how beautiful the area is. Stoorn is west of this city.
- American Way article
YOU MIGHT THINK the world’s most expensive cheese comes from Italy, is made from the milk of rare cattle, and is aged for six years in a cave. Good guess, but in fact, the priciest cheese on the planet is made from moose milk and sells for $500 a pou
Pepper and salt shakers
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Stoorn has become an issue
One month ago there was a complain about the building
Land owners around Vithatten has complained about this project. The permission to build is still on hold. In a fantastic Northern Dialect TorbjÃ¶rn Holmlund is telling about Stoorn. Even if it is in Swedish you have to see how happy he is now when the Environmental Court of Sweden has approved the building and the ones who complained have been turned down. He says that Stoorn will be as big as the Ice hotel for Tourism in Northern Sweden.
Companies that are supplying the material is now lining up 'smile'
TorbjÃ¶rn Homlund with a newspaper reporter - He is litterary jumping up and down of joy
A scooter trip and a lot of walking in deep snow to reach the top of Vithatten where the moose Stoorn will be built.
- Video clip from Swedish TV
In a fantastic Northern Dialect TorbjÃ¶rn Holmlund is telling about Stoorn. Even if it is in Swedish you have to see how happy he is now when the Environmental Court of Sweden has approved the building. He says that Stoorn will be as big as the Ice h
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Art by Gregory Alexander - Did you see above - Svansele Wilderness Centre can offer you Wild life experience year around. They have tours and hikes and an wonde
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Mooses - On the border to Finland
Sweden has it all!
Books about the big beautiful moose - King of the forrests
Quote: A massive bull moose, his five-foot-wide rack of hardened bone antlers gleaming in the late September sun, loomed out of the thick forest close to where the cow moose munched on willows along the far shore of the pond.
Photographs of moose doing moose things, but that look very funny. Nearly 60 colour images of moose at their wackiest, each accompa
What use is a moose? A young girl and her family find out
The story of a moose who was too hospitable for his own good "is told in verses which march in double-quick time. The pictures are scenes of happy confusion.
One-liners, practical jokes, and funny stories,
Useful Mooses on Amazon
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Clothes and poster and lamp
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Flights to Skelleftea SFT, 90 kilometers (55,9 miles) from Vithatten where the Moose will stand on the top.
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Home page for the REAL ice hotel
Ten thousand years ago, glaciers carved a riverbed and the Torne River was born. Since then, the crystal-clear, pure water of the Torne River has flowed freely along its 600-kilometer path through Lapland out to the sea in the southeast.
- The real Ice hotel
The entire ICEHOTEL is on loan from the mighty Torne River and is a place where time stands still. When the spring comes and then finally the summer, the entire creation will once again become part of the rushing rapids coursing toward the sea.
The ice hotel - This hotel is really a hotel with all comfortableness
ICEHOTEL is situated in the village JukkasjÃ¤rvi, 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle in Sweden. The heart and backbone is the River Torne flowing freely through the unspoilt wilderness. Covered with a meter thick ice layer winter time the river is the source of all our art, architecture and design. The pure water and the steady movement of the river creates the clearest ice possible.