Everyone is allowed to…
⦾ walk, ski, cycle, or horseback ride freely (except very near homes and other private buildings or through farm fields and nursery plantations which could easily be damaged)
⦾ camp out temporarily a reasonable distance from homes
⦾ pick wild berries, mushrooms and flowers, as long as they are not protected species
⦾ fish with a simple rod and line
⦾ use boats, swim or bathe in inland waters and the sea
walk, ski, or drive a motor vehicle or fish on frozen lakes, rivers, and the sea
⦾ all the above can be restricted or forbidden in national parks and other nature reserves during certain seasons or year-round to protect sensitive areas and threatened species of plants or animals. Please pay close attention to any restrictions.
It’s NOT allowed to…
⦾ disturb people or damage property
⦾ disturb reindeer, game, breeding birds, their nests or young
⦾ let pets off leash
cut down or damage trees
collect moss, lichen, or fallen trees from other people’s property
⦾ light open campfires without permission, except in an emergency
⦾ disturb people’s privacy by camping too near them or making too much noise
⦾ leave litter
⦾ drive motor vehicles off road without the landowner’s permission
⦾ hunt without the relevant permits
⦾ fish with nets, traps, or a reel and lure without the relevant permits
Making fire is not everyone’s right.
⦾ Do not make a fire or other open flame in the terrain without the permission of the landowner.
⦾ An open fire must not be made, even with a permit, if a forest fire warning has been issued or the risk of a forest fire is otherwise obvious.
⦾ A campfire or other cooker isolated from the ground and the environment is not considered an open fire.
⦾ If the fire escapes and causes damage, the person causing the fire is liable.