Freedom to Roam
The risk of fire will be reaching extreme levels this week. Please take responsibility and respect the fire ban!
Read the following announcement if you are planning a visit to Sweden this summer.
Announcement to the general public 23rd July:
The dry and hot weather is basically continuing throughout the entire country. The risk of fire will be reaching extreme levels this week. Four critical forest fires are in progress, and there is a very high risk of more, especially in the southern part of the country and in the Mälardal region. At this moment, forest fires must be fought early. A small spark can quickly spread and have serious consequences.
The situation is extremely serious. MSB (Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency) urges everyone to take responsibility and follow local fire bans. If you cause a fire, you can be held liable. Read the full announcement here (text from MSB)
The freedom to roam is the principle, protected by the law, that gives all people the right to roam free in nature. Sleep on mountaintops, by the lakes, in quiet forests or beautiful meadows. Take a kayak out for a spin or experience the wildlife firsthand. Pick berries and mushrooms and flowers from the ground – all completely free of charge. The only thing you have to pay, is respect for nature and the animals living there.
Learn more about the freedom to roam and find out about what you're actually allowed to do. Read about why the Swedes are tight with nature today. Or scroll down and read about what our proud supporters of the freedom to roam have to say!
To spread the word, and give people all over the world the opportunity to experience the Freedom to Roam, Visit Sweden has listed the entire country on Airbnb.
The Swedish Prime Minister presents his five favourite things to do in Swedish nature
Stefan Löfvén - Prime Minister of Sweden lists his top five things to do in the Swedish nature. It includes “throwing sandwich”.
”I value nature more now. I used to take it for granted."
Renata Chlumska - first Swedish woman to climb Mount Everest. Read more about this adventurer and mountain climber here.
"As a Swede you take the freedom to roam for granted."
Christoffer "Wisslaren" Collin - Swedish photograher who tries to catch beautifiul things with his camera. He's got 1.3 million followers on his Instagram account @wisslaren. Read more about Christoffer here.
”Swedes. Sometimes I think they don’t know how lucky they are.”
Natalia Brzezinski - CEO of Brilliant Minds and Symposium Stockholm. Read the full interview with Natalia here.
"I don’t think there is a Swedish child that has not built a hut during spring."
Alexander Stutterheim - founder and creative director of iconic Swedish raincoat brand Stutterheim. Read about Alexander's relation to the Swedish Freedom to Roam here.
Freedom to Roam expert Peder Curman
The Swedish freedom to roam is a right protected by the law that allows you to sleep and eat and walk pretty much wherever you want. The only thing you have to pay is respect for nature and the animals living there. Peder Curman is a guide at Tyresta National Park in Sweden and an expert in the freedom to roam.