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.

Within the national park, there are certain rules:

  • 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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