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 Långviksskär 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 by drilling, blasting, scratching, 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 brushwood, herbs, grass, 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
- Anchor a boat for longer than two days at any location
- Carry out hunting
- Camp at any location for longer than two days
- Light a fire in the open
- Pick the lesser butterfly orchid and other orchids
- Drive any motor-powered vessel at a speed above 7 knots within 100 metres of the beach
- Kill any seals encountered during professional fishing
- Carry out commercial transport to the reserve without the permission of the county administrative board
- Drive a boat in the lagoon at Tärnskär
- Take off or land an airborne vehicle. This regulation does not apply to the rescue services or ambulance transport, on-duty national or municipal services, or the transport of residents of the nature reserve.