Everyone’s rights

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.