Cherish the Sensitive Arctic Nature

A drawn picture. There are plants and birch trees in the foreground. Two hikers and fells can be seen in the background.

Berry picking, fishing and hunting are still important traditional livelihoods for local people.

Catch And Collect Natural Products, Such As Game, Fish And Berries And Other Natural Products Only As Much As You Need For Your Use

Use Existing Paths And Trails

  • By staying on the trails, you avoid unnecessarily disturbing animals, allow them sufficient distance to get away from you and safeguard nesting peace.
  • Don't trample plants. 
  • Do not make new paths or alter the Sámi cultural landscapes.
  • Follow the conditions of off-road traffic permits and stay on the trail (

Let’s Keep The Northern Waters Clear

  • Protect the waters in the Arctic wilderness from excessive disturbances, for example by avoiding swimming in small fell lakes.
  • The cliffs are important water abstraction sites for people moving in nature.
  • Do not wash dishes or yourself directly in or near the water system. Pour dishwashing water into the ground far enough away from the water system. 
  • If no toilet is available, do your business sufficiently far away from water bodies and cover your waste. Do not leave toilet paper where the wind could grab it but cover it.

Lighting Fires

  • Using a camping stove and designated campfire sites is preferred. Carry your own fire-making equipment if you are staying on top of woodless fells.
  • Do not pull bark or cut branches off living trees. 

Read the site and destination descriptions in advance and follow the guidelines, rules and good practices of the area. 

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