Färnebofjärden National Park
Man in orange jacket and black hat on a boat.Foto: Länsstyrelsen Gävleborg

Safety and rules

The purpose of the national park is to preserve a unique river landscape with its surrounding valuable forests and wetlands in essentially untouched condition.

No-access areas in 2024

The osprey is extremely sensitive to disturbances and can leave its young if it feels worried. From 1 January to 31 July, there are therefore temporary access bans in certain areas of the national park. This is to give nesting ospreys but also terns and spawning fish a little extra peace and quiet. To alert visitors to the access ban, we put up signs on land and buoys are placed in the water where the access ban is stated.

A map of the access restricted areas can be downloaded via the link below:

Map of all no-access areas

Rules in the national park

Within the national park, there are certain rules. Here are some of them:

  • You can fish if you have a valid fishing licence.
  • Certain areas are out of bounds between 1 January and 31 July. Respect any signs.
  • Motor traffic, riding and cycling are only permitted on roads.
  • Camping is only permitted in designated places.
  • You must not pick, gather or dig up plants. However, you may pick berries and edible mushrooms for your own use.
  • You must not light a fire anywhere except at designated campfire areas. However, you may use camping stoves and barbecues.
  • You must not break branches, cut down trees or otherwise harm living or dead trees or bushes.
  • You must not operate a motor boat or other motorised craft at a speed in excess of 7 knots, except in areas where a 12 or 20 knot limit applies.
  • Take off or land with aircraft, for example drones.
  • Fly closer to the ground than 300 meters.
  • You must not use water skis or similar equipment with motor boats.
  • You must not bring dogs off their leads into the national park.

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