How to break up a six-hour drive from Stockholm to Skane? With a bunch of moose, of course!
After three days in Stockholm in July, it was time to throw our luggage (including a travel crib) into the roomy trunk of our Volvo XC70 graciously supplied by Carrentals.co.uk head south to Skane, where we’d be staying at our friends’ country home. We wanted to make the most of our drive through central Sweden with some fun stop-offs that would give our toddler a break from sitting in the car. Our first stop was Granna, a resort town on Lake Vattern. We spent around two hours frolicking by the lake and eating lunch.
Our second stop on the way to Skane was Laganland, the Moosepark. We’re huge moose fans, so when our friends who we were going to visit suggested it, we leapt at the chance. Laganland, which is also called Moosepark or Algpark, is a moose-lovers paradise. There’s a large enclosure where you can watch six or so moose and even feed them branches. The moose also have a larger area that’s 6 hectacres where they hang out when they’re not on display. I’m no moose expert, but they seemed quite happy with this arrangement. The moose in the top photo is practically smiling!
There was a big shop souvenir shop, the likes of which I hadn’t seen since Gretna Green in Scotland. There were tons of moose-themed items and I ended up with a fleece blanket with colorful moose and some moose magnets. There was also a huge children’s playspace (sadly it was not moose-themed) that rivaled any Gymboree I’d ever seen.
Comped But Never Compromised: We received a rental car from Carrentals.co.uk, but we’re free to write whatever we want.