Outdoor life & hunting
Outdoor life is part of Swedish lifestyle
In Sweden you are never far from the woods and lakes. Outdoor life is part of the Swedish lifestyle, in summertime as well as in snowy wintertime. Activities that people enjoy include collecting berries and mushrooms, backpacking in the mountains, hunting and fishing, bird watching, canoeing, mountain climbing, and skiing, just to mention a few.
Swedish nature is a great asset which must be handled carefully. In general, anyone familiar with European fauna will find that Sweden has many of the animal populations that are spread over Europe. For example, hare, rabbit, beaver, and seal are all part of the Swedish fauna. Many visitors from abroad get fascinated by our relatively untouched nature and all our vast forests.
The Right of Public Access gives you access to Swedish nature
The Right of Public Access (Allemansrätten) is unique and the most important basis for recreation in Sweden. The Right of Public Access provides the possibility for each and everyone to visit somebody else's land, to take a bath in and to travel by boat on somebody else's waters, and to pick those wild flowers, mushrooms, and berries that are not protected by law.
Yet, there are things that you are prohibited to do, and others that you are obliged to keep in mind, when enjoying Swedish nature.
Discover Sweden's national parks
There are 29 national parks in Sweden, ranging in character from vast mountainous areas in the North to broad-leaf forest areas in the South. The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency provides more information on each park.
Hunting is a popular acitivity
Hunting is a popular activity in Sweden, with 270 000 registered hunters. Hunting is, and shall be a wise long-term utilization of the renewable natural resources. Hunting and wildlife management is an integral and essential part of wildlife conservation. Wildlife (mammals and birds) is essentially protected, as well as eggs and nests, and hunting can take place only in the extent and in a manner stipulated by law. Most hunted animals are moose, deer, and wild boar.
Svenska Jägareförbundet (Swedish Association for Hunting and Wildlife Managament) provides summarized information on what applies for hunting in Sweden as a foreign guest:
Publicerad: Tuesday, 3 December, 2019 - 10:27Etiketter: Outdoor life & huntingIn the Läyliäinen village in Loppi, about an hour’s drive north-northwest of Helsinki, exceptionally many people know when a dog’s bark signals that it has located an elk. The local hunters’ association has arranged a Hunt Day for the village school sixth-graders for over 20 years. / Finnish Forest AssociationLäs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 14 August, 2012 - 14:31Etiketter: Outdoor life & huntingStora Bornö i Gullmarsfjorden är sedan i våras naturreservat. I dagarna startar arbetet med att ställa om en del av de planterade barrskogarna på ön till lövskog. Syftet med arbetet är att skapa spridningsmöjligheter och bättre villkor för de många hotade arter som finns på ön. / Länsstyrelsen Västra Götalands länLäs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 14 August, 2012 - 13:34Etiketter: Outdoor life & hunting1984 utgjordes 36 procent av den nyanlagda skogen i Götaland av tall. 2008 var motsvarande siffra 14 procent. Den pågående förgraningen är negativ både för viltet och för skogsägarnas ekonomi. För att bryta trenden har Skogsstyrelsen tillsammans med skogsbruket startat projektet Mera Tall. / JägareförbundetLäs mer
Publicerad: Thursday, 28 April, 2011 - 14:25Etiketter: Outdoor life & huntingHordes of lemmings have been spotted leaving the safety of the mountains to make their way down to more inhabited areas, falling victim to traffic and being preyed upon by other animals /The Local.Läs mer
Publicerad: Tuesday, 8 September, 2009 - 11:28Etiketter: Outdoor life & huntingIt is the first Monday in September and the moose hunting season starts in the northern parts of Sweden /Radio Sweden.Läs mer
Publicerad: Wednesday, 11 March, 2009 - 16:13Etiketter: Outdoor life & huntingSweden is the best country in the world for sustainable tourism, according to a new study by the World Economic Forum /ISA.se.Läs mer
Publicerad: Friday, 27 February, 2009 - 14:32Etiketter: Outdoor life & huntingWhile Sweden can boast of having invented household names such as IKEA, ABBA and Volvo, fewer people are aware that the country also bears the distinction of having created Europe’s first national parks, which this year celebrate their 100th anniversary .Läs mer
Publicerad: Wednesday, 20 August, 2008 - 12:46Etiketter: Outdoor life & huntingBuoyed by rising oil wealth, Russians are snatching up lakeside cottages and building single-family houses in Finland, whose border lies just 200 kilometers (124 miles) from St. Petersburg, Russia's second-biggest city /Bloomberg.com.Läs mer
Publicerad: Monday, 3 March, 2008 - 14:19Etiketter: Outdoor life & huntingSince college days, Hanoi-born Tran Trong Kien has always loved the outdoors. It was during his treks to the remotest corners of Vietnam that he experienced an epiphany.So he set up an outdoor adventure company ( thestar.com.my). ,Läs mer
Publicerad: Friday, 14 December, 2007 - 11:35Etiketter: Outdoor life & huntingThe Kirgizians are searching for Santa´s shop everywhere in their country. What is the reason for that?one could ask. The Finns assure that Santa still lives in finnish Lapland and has always been.Läs mer