Store Mosse National Park

Current information

Here you find the current information about the National Park.

Become a National Park Partner

in April 10-11, 2024, it is possible to participate in the two-day meeting to become a National Park Partner at Store Mosse National Park. Through this training, you who have activities in or directly adjacent to the national park have the opportunity to become partners of the national park. 

So what are the benefits of becoming a partner?

  • Meet, interact, be inspired and create new collaborations with other partners
  • Get exposure on Store Mosse's page on the Swedish National Parks' website.
  • Knowledge of Store Mosse.
  • Participate in various public events held at Store Mosse 

Register your interest no later than March 20, 2024 to...

Phone: 010-223 61 30

For some more information about becoming a partners, follow this link
National Park Partners (


Exhibition: Nordic Beings - The Red List

From now till 26 november.

As we know, all of our species (mosses, lichens, birds, fungi and all sorts of other things) are linked to the landscape. But we live in a changing landscape - and the species are becoming red-listed. These include drained wetlands, deforested forests and dammed rapids. 

We also have a number of Nordic creatures (the water sprite, the wood nymph, the farm gnome and the others). When was the last time you saw them? Why do they see them so rarely? 

They are also strongly linked to our landscape, which we have changed so much. What if they're also red-listed? Where will the wood nymph hide when all the forest is cut down? Where will the water sprite play in the expanded rivers and how will the farm gnome find a small barn to be in, when everything is big business nowadays? Once the wetlands have been drained, the fairies have nowhere to dance and the mermaid dies when she gets caught in the bottom trawl. 

 Together with Dr Tommy Kuusela at the Institute for Language Preservation and Folklore, Linnéa Jägrud has developed the Red List. Tommy is also behind the very popular podcast "When you talk about the trolls". The Red List is written in a way that scientists recognise, based on the degree of fragmentation and recent observation. The dry scientific tone contrasts nicely with the images which are more imaginative, however, it is written so that even laymen understand. 

The photographer is the renowned and award-winning Tore Hagman, who has written a large number of photo books, all of which are about the landscape in one way or another. With joy and creativity, Tore and Linnéa have played with the pictures, patiently waiting for the right light and conditions. Tore is the one who guaranteed the high quality of these pictures and he has done an excellent job!

About parking in the national park

Store Mosse national park is a well-visited tourist destination. During the summer, our car parks quickly fill up, which can make it difficult to find a parking space. It is important to keep in mind then that national parks have their own regulations which state, among other things, that it is forbidden to park outside designated roads and parking lots.

This year is the first year that we have a parking company that helps us keep the order. In previous years, we have had parking chaos which meant that buses, the emergency services and our own staff couldn’t do their work. So we appeal to you visitors to follow the signs where you may park.

We have left all signage to the parking company. If you receive a traffic ticket that you think is unfair, you must appeal to the parking company. You can reach Smart Park via the number (+46)771 80 88 80.

If the main car park is full, you can try to park at one of the other entrances to the national park.

  • Östra Rockne
  • Kittlakull
  • Kävsjö
  • Södra Svänö
  • Häradsö
  • Kvarnö
  • Lövö
  • Björnekullen
  • Andersberg

For a map, follow this link, store-mosse-nationalpark-karta-2017-eng.pdf (

Plan your visit to avoid crowding

During summer, we have a lot of visitors in the park and the parkinglots get crowded easily. If you have the possibility, leave your car at home and take the bike or bus to the park. You can read more about how to get to the park here.

You can also visit the park earlier in the morning or in the evening. Then, you have an even greater chance to explore the wildlife, as the animals are more active during these times.

Table of the magnitude of visitors in Store Mosse national park. Most visitors come between 11 am and 2 pm.

Naturum opening hours:

During summer naturum is open every day from 11 AM to 5 PM. Welcome! 

Why is the Motorhome stopover dissappearing?

Since the pandemic, the number of mobile homes has increased and our parking lots are undersized in relation to the number of visitors we have today. During the summer, we can have over a thousand visitors in one day at the main entrance.

Neither the staff nor the facilities are sufficient to meet the needs that arise when we have a stopover. We have difficulty dealing with the consequences in the form of parking chaos, garbage disposal and emptying of latrines. In the end, it becomes both a safety and work environment issue when the car parks get too full.

Unfortunately, with our current budget for protected nature, we also have no opportunities to increase either the parking spaces or the staff.

Our existing parking lot therefore needs to be for people who want to visit the National Park and we hope that more local entrepreneurs see it as an opportunity to meet the needs of motorhome tourists!

However, motorhome tourists are welcome to use the parking lot just like other motorists when visiting the national park during day time. The only thing is that the stopover possibillity is removed.

The possibility to spend the night in the national park is still available in form of pitching a tent, and stay in the hostel, see link below. In addition, there are camp sites, bed and breakfasts and hotels nearby the park.


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