Laganland Elk Park

Elk Park (Moosepark) on road E4-10 km north of Ljungby, (Småland-Sweden)

This is where you meet our big elk bull Oskar and his family.
(We have preferred the British word ‘elk' to theAmerican ‘moose' in the text, although they refer to the same animal: Alces).
You can come really close to the animals and perhaps use one of several photo towers in the spectator area.

Your comfort at heart and of course the area is completely suitable for the disabled. Be sure to arrive at 10 a.m. when it is feeding time. This is when the elks are really alert and easy to film and take pictures of.

This is a show park with live elks situated on the E4 highway. 10 kilometers north of Ljungby (Småland-
Southern Sweden). Turn at the exit 81 at Laganland. Look for the signs! Laganland Sweden Shop. The entrance is through Laganland Tourist Information Centre & Sweden Shop.

The elk park comprises more than 6 hectares of woodland and a show enclosure of 6000 square metres.
During opening hours the elks are always in the show enclosure. Thus you can easily see and take pictures of them from many angles. Or feed them a juicy apple, which they really like!

(The park is normaly open Easter through October and the Christmas and Easter holidays as well)
Laganland Sweden Shop and the Tourist Information Centre have the same opening hours. If you would prefer other visiting hours, please do contact us for further information.

The year of the elk in Elkland - Laganland

Mooseum is our photo exhibition. It shows the life of the elk during an entire year , door to door to the show park.


Elk Park CLOSED wintertime

Entrance-fee: Adults SEK 95. Children 7-11 years SEK 40.
Family price: Max. 2 adults and children 0-11 years: SEK 190.
The same opening hours during tourist season as Sweden Shop.
Elk Park closed wintertime from november.

Bull 9 february
The bull looses his antlers in late winter. They start to grow back after about a month. Photo 9 February.

Bull 1 May
New antlers are growing...

Bull 17 juli
Feeding time 10.00.

Bull 4 september
Antlers fully grown and rutting time starts...

The Elk (/Moose)

  • The elk is the largest deer in Scandinavia.
  • During the winter (after the shooting period) there are around 220.000 to 260.000 elks in Sweden.
  • A reduction of appr. 90.000 animals.
  • A large bull weighs 500 to 700 kilos.
  • The bull looses his antlers in late winter and they start to grow back after a month.
  • The elk ruminates and thus has four stomachs. This is why you will find him resting a lot in between his eating intervals.
  • The rutting season is normally in September/October and by this time the bull has frayed his antlers clean of velvet.
  • The cow is pregnant for 8 months and normally gives birth in May/June.
  • The province of Småland is one of the areas in Sweden most frequented by elks. 
  • In the wild the elk is very shy and rarely spotted.

In the Elkpark Elkland - Laganland you will get really close to this grand animal. Welcome!

Elks summer 2022

Gustaf 3 years
Ronja 8 years with calf born 13/5
Queen 6 years with calf born 14/5
Ida 3 years
Ulrika III 3 years

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