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 Gålö nature reserve
In addition to regulations laid down by legislation and various codes, the following actions are forbidden to the general public:
- Approach within 100 metres of, or land on, the islands Fågelgrundet, Mödomen, Västra Fjäderholmen and Östra Fjäderholmen or the neighbouring skerries (as shown on the map) during the period 1 April-31 July
- Remove stones, dig, chop, blast, scratch, paint or in any other way damage rocks, soil or stones
- Break branches, fell trees, or in any other way damage living or dead trees. It is not permitted to dig up any plants.
- Take an unleashed dog into the reserve. This regulation does not apply when hunting or during dog training organised by the owner of hunting rights.
- Make fires (other than at authorised locations)
- Ride along marked rambling trails
- Camp for longer than two consecutive days (other than at designated locations)
- Park a caravan outside of a campsite
- Anchor a boat at any beach for longer than two consecutive days. This regulation does not apply to anchoring at jetties or within harbours.
- Set up posters, signs or similar, or make any inscription. Certain exemptions may be granted within, for example, land parcels.