The area has enough room for many visitors if we show consideration to the people and animals around us. National parks are the jewels of Norwegian and Swedish nature. The protection helps to safeguard the landscape and the diversity of animals and plants. As a result, we can continue to experience the wonders of nature in the future.
The Right to Roam
Visitors are free to walk, ski and snowshoe wherever they want. Take a break anywhere. You can pitch your tent wherever you want, except in Zone IV of Fulufjället National Park. Feel free to pick mushrooms, berries and common plants in Fulufjellet. Showing consideration towards vegetation and wildlife is important, especially during the breeding and nesting season.
Fulufjellet is home to old mountain farm buildings, Stone Age settlements, pitfall traps, old rock formations and hunting hides. Show consideration and exercise caution when you are in the vicinity of these cultural monuments. Building new cairns is not permitted.
Use the trails and do not build new cairns
By following and keeping to the trails, you help to take care of the natural surroundings. This avoids unnecessary wear and tear on the vegetation and any disturbance to wildlife. Cairns can be found along many of the trails. These are landmarks that help you follow the route when there is poor visibility. It is therefore important that you do not build new cairns, as this may mislead those who visit the area after you. In addition, you should never remove stones from old cairns. Some of these are very old and are protected as cultural monuments. Protected, slow-growing species of lichen also grow on the cairns.
Garbage must not be left in the national park or burnt. Visitors must take it with them when they leave and dispose of it properly. Feel free to pick up any trash that you find on your way.
Visitors are permitted to use small twigs from trees, but first and foremost dead twigs and branches found on the ground. In zone IV on the Swedish side of the border, visitors are only permitted to light a campfire in the designated areas with the firewood that is found there. Remember that lighting campfires on the Norwegian side of the border is prohibited in the period 15 April to 15 September. However, visitors are permitted to light campfires in places where there is no obvious risk of the fire spreading.
Do not make new fire pits, use the existing ones. Do not light campfires on bare bedrock as the heat may cause cracks and leave permanent traces.
Hunting and fishing
Visitors may hunt and fish in the Norwegian national park as in other forested and mountainous areas. Remember to buy a hunting/fishing license. Using live fish as bait is prohibited. Visitors are also prohibited from taking live fish or wet fishing gear from one watercourse to another.
On the Swedish side of the border, hunting is only permitted in zones II and III for hunting teams that have a permit issued by the landowner. Fishing is permitted in zone III.
Going to the toilet
Make sure to dig a hole of at least 15 cm and cover it over afterwards. If you are not tough enough to use moss, use biodegradable toilet paper or take the paper with you when you leave. Wet wipes and panty liners are not biodegradable and must never be left behind.
Visitors are welcome to take their dogs
on a trip. Dogs must always be kept on a leash on the Swedish side of the border. In the Norwegian national park, dogs must be kept on a leash between 1 April and 20 August. Remember to bring your dog passport and vaccination card if you intend to cross the national border!
Typically, using motorized transport in the national parks is prohibited. Snowmobiling is permitted along certain routes on the Swedish side of the border.
The use of drones is prohibited in the national park. The use of motorized model aircraft is prohibited, and this includes drones. The use of drones may disturb other visitors and not least the vulnerable wildlife in the area.
Ice climbing at Njupeskär waterfall is permitted from 1 December to 31 March. All other rock climbing is prohibited on the Swedish side of the border. On the Norwegian side, cycling and organized horse riding are not permitted. In the Swedish national park, cycling and horse riding are only permitted along roads.
Fulufjället is the first national park in Sweden where adaptation for visitors was included at an early stage of the park’s planning. Today, four zones have been established on the Swedish side of the border that provide guidelines for what is permitted and what is not. The zones also illustrate varying degrees of adaptation in the park. Unlike the management of Fulufjället in Sweden, there is no zoning on the Norwegian side.