Clickable links National Parks in Sweden
□ Blå Jungfrun
□ Dalby Söderskog
■ Gotska Sandön
□ Haparanda Skärgård
□ Norra Kvill
■ Stora Sjöfallet
□ Store Mosse
I really love the Swedish National Parks and it is my dream to visit them all one day. In list above you can see all the 28 National Parks of Sweden. The 'marked' ones are the parks that I've been to so far :-))))
The more I read about the parks, the more I fall in love with them. All of them are different, but have something special to offer. They are spread out over the whole country, so whatever part in Sweden you are in, you really should try to visit one! I know you won't regret it!
The list contains links to my VT pages about the different National Parks, telling in short where they and what is so special about them. On that page you can also find the direct link to the National Park website.
The right of public access: camping
The main question about this "right of public access" when hiking in and around Padjelanta National Park would probably for most of you be if you can camp where ever you like in this area.
The rules for camping are simple: It is allowed to camp in the countryside for one or two nights in the same place. But there are some restrictions. It is only allowed if you are not disturbing the landowner, or the local people. You are not allowed to put up your tent near homes, farm building, a Sami village, or on farmland. These rules do not apply for groups; they need special permission. Other exceptions to the general rule are also national parks and nature reserves. The good news is that for Padjelanta National Park "The Right of Public Access for camping" does apply.
More info on: http://www.allemansratten.se/templates/firstPage.asp?id=2058
The right of public access in general
The right of public access (allemansrätten) is a unique right that we have in Sweden (there is a similar system in Norway and Finland). It is alike for Swedes and for from visitors from abroad. In short it means that everyone has the right to be out in the countryside. You can use and enjoy all natural spaces in Sweden, whether it is privately owned or from the government.
But the right of public access is a freedom for all. The main rule is that you don't damage the landscape or animal life, and you must show consideration for both landowners and for everyone else that is out and about in the countryside.
In short: Do not disturb, do not destroy
You can read about the rules in more detail on this website: http://www.allemansratten.se/ (available in Swedish, English and German)
What are the "Fjällen"
I am talking a lot in these pages about "The Fjällen", but what is the Fjällen exactly? The Fjällen is the Swedish mountain area that borders Norway. It's a huge area in total, covering the western parts of North Sweden. It consists of the western part of the provinces of Lappland, Jämtland/Härjedalen and the western part of Dalarna.
As you could see in the previous tip, Padjanta National Park is high up in the Fjällen area. This hiking adventure has been my second one in the Fjällen, my first real hiking trip was at Abisko National Park during the summer of 2005. If you are interested you can read more about that trip on my Norbottens Län page
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