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NATURE RESERVE

Finnhamn and Kålgårdsön

Visit protected nature

  • Coordinates
    59°28'42.1"N 18°49'7.9"E
    Land area
    Finnhamn 248 ha, Kålgårdsön 75 ha
    Ranger
    Pär Thunfors
    Conservationist
    Martina Högberg
  • Shop
  • Beach
  • Sauna
  • Båtluffarleden row-boats
  • Taxi boat jetty
  • Shower
  • Farm Shop
  • Guest Harbour
  • Barbecue Area
  • Information
  • Café
  • Natural harbour
  • Historic trail
  • Restaurant
  • Kayak / rowboat rental
  • Steamboat jetty
  • Holiday village
  • Pumpout station
  • Basic camp site
  • Lookout point
  • Hostel
  • Waste and toilet

There are regulations that limit the right of public access within nature reserves, national parks, and protected areas for animals and plants. The regulations have been drawn up to preserve the valuable natural world that exists within the particular reserve or protected area.

The Archipelago Foundation’s recommendations:

  • Maintain a low speed.
  • Avoid creating wake and waves that affect moored boats and bathers.
  • Do not run dinghy with outboard motor or similar unnecessarily.
  • Avoid jet-skiing, water skiing, and other noisy water games.
  • There is a shortage of fresh water in the entire archipelago – Do not waste.

Regulations for the Finnhamn nature reserve

In addition to regulations laid down by legislation and various codes, the following actions are forbidden to the general public:

  • Destroy or damage rock, soil or stone formations by drilling, chopping, blasting, scratching, digging, painting or similar
  • Break off branches, fell trees or in any other way damage living or dead trees or bushes, or to otherwise damage vegetation by digging up plants such as brushwood, herbs, mosses or lichens, or to pick mushrooms growing on wood
  • Disturb the animal life (by, for example, climbing trees, capturing or killing mammals, birds, reptiles or amphibians)
  • Take an unleashed dog into the reserve
  • Make fires (other than at designated locations)
  • Put up notice boards, signs or posters, or make inscriptions
  • Drive a motor vehicle on land along any other way than the designated paths shown on Map 1B
  • Camp at an unauthorised location on Idholmen, Stora Jolpan or Lilla Jolpan. It is forbidden in other areas to camp for longer than two consecutive days.
  • Anchor a boat for longer than two consecutive days at any beach
  • Land an airborne vehicle at any other location than those designated
  • Play music from music equipment or a musical instrument in a way that disturbs others, for example, by playing loudly

Regulations for the Kålgårdsön nature reserve

In addition to regulations laid down by legislation and various codes, the following actions are forbidden to the general public:

  • Destroy or damage any non-moveable natural object or surface formation
  • Dig up flowers or damage the groundcover (grass, mosses or lichens)
  • Deliberately disturb the animal life (by, for example, climbing trees, removing birds’ eggs or photographing bird’s nests, animal lairs, burrows, or similar from close range)
  • Take an unleashed dog into the nature reserve
  • Camp (other than at designated locations, if any)
  • Use a radio, record player, tape recorder, or similar in a manner that disturbs others