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Moosepark in Laganland: On the Road to Skane, Sweden

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We loved feeding the moose at Moosepark in Sweden!

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.
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Comped But Never Compromised: We received a rental car from Carrentals.co.uk, but we’re free to write whatever we want.

10 Responses to Moosepark in Laganland: On the Road to Skane, Sweden

  1. Anita Mac
    Twitter: wheretogoam
    January 13, 2013 at 8:44 pm #

    Love the moose! Better to run into them at a moose farm than on the road!
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  2. Larissa
    Twitter: changes_long
    January 15, 2013 at 4:27 am #

    Love those antlers :)

  3. wandering educators
    Twitter: WanderingEds
    January 15, 2013 at 5:13 pm #

    LOVE those photos!! They make me smile.
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  4. D.J. - The World of Deej January 16, 2013 at 3:36 pm #

    I stumbled across a moose once in Maine…Scared me to no end!
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  5. Micki
    Twitter: barefootnomads
    January 17, 2013 at 10:22 pm #

    My kiddos would love this! We see quite a few moose in Canada, but usually from a healthy distance. These moose seem much smaller – I wonder if the moose are smaller in Sweden?
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    • Liz Borod Wright
      Twitter: http://twitter.com/travelogged
      January 21, 2013 at 8:56 pm #

      Hmmm… They didn’t look that small to me? I’m not 100% sure how they, uh, obtain these moose but perhaps they choose smaller ones. I do know that the moose have a very large space where they hang out in after hours, but during the viewing hours they are herded into a smaller (but still spacious) enclosure. This did seem to be a large enough enclosure, though, for them to run around. A few were quite active.

  6. gabi klaf
    Twitter: nomadfamtravels
    January 20, 2013 at 7:12 am #

    wow, i love these pics. the moose or is it meese or mooses or mise :-) the moose pic, esp the first one captivated me. i love it how you can be comped but not compromised. i think i will take it to an offshoot saying; we can be bribed but not compromised….
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  7. Beth Whitman January 20, 2013 at 5:14 pm #

    I love mooses! I’ve seen them in the wild in Alaska and Wyoming. Just fantastic.
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  8. Cat of Sunshine and Siestas
    Twitter: sunshinesiestas
    January 21, 2013 at 9:37 am #

    Being from northern Illinois, my parents always took us as kids to a deer park in Wisconsin, where the animals would lick the salt off our skin. Love moose!
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  9. MummyTravels October 16, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

    Oh I love this! There’s something about a moose that’s so endearing – this is definitely on my list for Sweden…
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