In Sweden, everyone has the right to be in nature. Everyone in Sweden has the common right of access to private land. This public right is often summarized by the words "Don’t disturb – don’t destroy".
This right of public access is not legally grounded – it is a common unwritten law that is limited by certain regulatory provisions. It is a benefit that does not exist in many other countries.
The right requires responsibility and good judgement. The main rule is not to cause any damage or intrude on the landowner’s right to privacy. Damage to nature or wildlife is also not permitted and you must show respect and consideration to the landowner and other people out in nature.
What is covered by the right of public access?
What does the right of public access say about biking, horse riding, picking flowers, camping, making fires, running with your dog or driving vehicles in the forest?
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