You may camp for a few days in nature, but choose a site that is not close to residential buildings. It is also important not to disturb the landowner or damage nature.

Choose to pitch the tent on durable ground and not on pasture and agricultural land used or in a plantation. The tent pitch must also not be close to residential buildings.


the permission of the landowner in the case of many tents

Camping with a couple or three tents for a few days is included in the right of the public. If, on the other hand, you are camping in large groups with many tents, you need to ask the landowner for permission. Then the risk of soil damage and sanitary inconveniences is greater.


special rules apply in national parks and nature reserves

In general, it is not permitted to pitch a tent other than in specially designated places. There may also be a ban on tents in the entire area.

Notice boards in the area show what applies. You can also get more information from the municipality or the county administrative board. County Board - visitors in protected nature


do not leave trash or food scraps

It is always important not to have food in front of you, to clean up after yourself and not to leave rubbish or leftovers in nature. Right now it is extra important. A disease that affects wild boars and domestic pigs, African swine fever, is not found in Sweden but further down in Europe. The virus that causes the disease is very resistant. It survives for a long time in the environment and in meat and cured meats from infected animals, even if the meat has been frozen. The disease is not dangerous for humans but is highly contagious for wild boars and pigs. Therefore, it is important not to leave behind, for example, the ham or sausage sandwich that no one ate.



You may make a fire in nature under safe conditions, however, burning is not always permitted in the nature reserves. Look at signs near the entrances or on the web before you start a fire. Fire preferably in prepared fire places and check if there is a fire ban.  

Bring your own firewood or coal, as you may never use dry branches from the nature reserve to make a fire. These are very important for many insects, mosses and lichens. On Öland it is often dry in the summer and there is often a fire ban. Check the County Administrative Board's website beforehand so that there is no mistake.

Mobile home

fricampa with motorhome

There are no regulations on how long you can park your motor vehicle adjacent to a non-terrain road. In the case of tents, the limit is considered to be reached at a single XNUMX-hour period. A motorhome or caravan takes up more space than a tent. Therefore, always ask landowners for permission before parking your motorhome or caravan near residential buildings, even if it's just for one night. The off-road driving law also applies when camping in nature and it is therefore forbidden to drive a motorhome in nature.