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NATURE RESERVE

Huvudskär

Visit protected nature

  • Coordinates
    58°57'45.6"N 18°34'9.7"E
    Land area
    Ålandsskär: 18 ha Huvudskär: 87 ha
    Ranger
    Per Blom
  • Tourist attraction
  • Information
  • Natural harbour
  • Steamboat jetty
  • Pumpout station
  • 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 Huvudskär nature reserve

In addition to regulations and prohibitions laid down by legislation and various codes, it is forbidden to carry out the following:

  • Destroy or damage any non-moveable natural object or surface formation by drilling, scratching, blasting, or painting
  • 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
  • Disturb the animal life (by, for example, climbing trees, capturing or killing mammals, birds, reptiles or amphibians)
  • Take an unleashed dog or any other pet into the nature reserve
  • Camp at any place for longer than two consecutive days
  • Anchor a boat for longer than two consecutive days at any beach
  • Light a fire in the open
  • Mount a signpost, sign, poster, or anything similar
  • Use a musical instrument, tape recorder, musical equipment or similar in a disturbing manner
  • Land an airborne vehicle