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 Utö nature reserve
Regulations that apply to the general public. The following actions are forbidden within the reserve:
- Destroy or damage any non-moveable natural object or surface formation
- Dig up flowers or deliberately damage the groundcover (grass, mosses or lichens)
- Deliberately disturb the animal life (by, for example, climbing trees, or photographing bird’s nests, animal lairs, burrows, or similar from close range)
- Take an unleashed dog into any part of the reserve, with the exception of Persholmen. Dogs must be kept on a leash on Persholmen during the period 1 March-20 August, and must be kept under supervision at all other times.
- Camp or park a caravan (other than at designated locations)
- Moor or anchor a boat at any beach for longer than two days in such a manner that other people’s opportunities to enjoy attractive boating and swimming facilities are prevented or impaired
- Drive or moor a boat within special bathing areas marked by buoys
- Make fires (other than at prepared and designated locations)
- Use a radio, record player, tape recorder, or similar in a manner that disturbs others
- Ride or drive a motor-powered vehicle other than on designated trails and ways
- Park a motor vehicle at any other location than prepared and designated locations