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Camping by the water, Skåne
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Important information about forest fires - fire ban in Sweden

Due to the warm weather in Sweden this summer, there is a risk of wildfires. If you´re planning to stay in the Swedish nature, please be aware that there still is a fire ban in some areas in Sweden. For current information in English, please visit or any of the links to the left.

Open burning prohibition order still applies to some areas

Open burning prohibition order means that you are NOT allowed to light fires, or barbecue in forests or in public areas. The ban also applies to disposable grills, prepared fireplaces and barbecue sites on public land, such as beaches, campsites and parks.

Keep in mind that it is always you who are responsible for the security and that you can be held accountable and be punished if you cause a fire or violate the ban.

If you want to know if the area you´re visiting still have a fire ban, please go to that specific areas website for more information.