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 Arholma-Idö nature reserve
In addition to regulations and prohibitions laid down by legislation and various codes, the following actions are forbidden to the general public:
- Dig, chop, blast, scratch, paint or in any other way damage rocks, soil or stones
- Cut down or damage living or dead trees or bushes, or remove dead wood
- Dig up plants such as brushwood, herbs and grass
- Take an unleashed dog into the reserve
- Moor, land or anchor a boat or other vessel at the same place for longer than two consecutive days (this restriction does not apply to mooring at a jetty)
- Camp at any location for longer than two consecutive days, other than within an established campsite
- Make fires (other than at designated locations)
- Anchor a boat or drive a motor-powered boat in the inner part of the Idö Cove, as shown on the map
- Land on the islands Rödkobben and Nollekobb during the period 1 April-31 July, or approach within 100 metres of these islands, as shown on the map
- Set up signs, posters or similar, or make inscriptions
- Use a music system, musical instrument or similar in a disturbing manner
Certain exceptions from these regulations are detailed in the official regulatory document.