Garphyttan National Park
Person sitting at table and looking out over vast landscapeFoto: Elisabeth Karlsson / Länsstyrelsen

Safety and rules

This document constitutes an unofficial version in English of The Regulations (NFS 2014:4) of the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. This unofficial English version does not have legal validity. In the event of inconsistency or discrepancy between the official Swedish version in force and this unofficial version, the official Swedish version in force shall prevail.

In the national park you are allowed to:

  • gather berries and edible mushrooms for your own use
  • bring a dog or other petthe park, provided it is on a leash
  • build a fire, use adisposable grill or outdoor stove in designated places. [which means that all kinds of heating equipment or outdoor kitchens with open flames and combustion (incl. gas, spirits, coal, charcoal, wood etc. may only be used directly next to designated fireplaces)

But not to:

  • Dig or hack,
  • Damage, carve or paint on rocks, ground, boulders or stone
  • Remove stones
  • Break twigs, fell trees or in any other way damage living or dead trees or shrubs
  • Damage or disturb wildlife, climb nesting trees or stay near a bird of prey’s nest, den or burrow
  • Drive a motorized vehicle or park outside of the road or the designated parking places
  • Launch or land an aircraft
  • Camp or put up shelters or similar, except in designated camping sites
  • Cause sound in a disturbing way
  • During the period May 5th ─ August 10th tread the meadows, except on designated trails
  • Engage in military or police training activities
  • Ride, except on the road or designated parking places
  • Cycle, except on the road or designated parking places

Without authorization from the County administrative board you are not allowed to:

  • Carry out sports competitions or sport events
  • Put up signs, boards, posters, orienteering controls, stripes, markings or similar
  • Carry out scientific surveys or conduct environmental monitoring that involves marking, collection, trapping, or other impacts on the natural environment
  • Collect amphibians or reptiles
  • Collect insects, spiders, snails, slugs or other invertebrates
  • Pick, gather or dig up plants, including mosses, or lichens or wood living fungi

Be aware of the steep slopes at the view points and bear in mind the risk of slipping along the trails due to rain, snow and ice.

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