The Right of Public Access

Man i hängmatta i skogen

You have a Right of Public Access whenever you visit Swedish nature – whether you’re going for a walk, kayaking, climbing a mountain or simply enjoying nature.

However, there are a number of things you should keep in mind when you’re out walking, camping, climbing, picking flowers or simply enjoying nature.

This is permitted

Thanks to the right of public access, we can move freely in Swedish nature. The right of public access works if everyone takes responsibility for assessing what is appropriate by reading the landscape and assessing the situation. Different activities, places and times determine what you can do or not. Together, it is our common responsibility to use this old custom with care. Therefore, it is important to have knowledge about which rights and obligations that are included in the right of public access.

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Here are brochures and leaflets about the right of public access in other languages.

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