Swedish forests

The gold of the forest

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Swedish forest and nature, the Allemansrätten

Wherever you go in Sweden you will find and have access to Swedish forests. Thanks to the unique Swedish institution of  “Allemansrätten” you can treek, bike and pick berries in the woodlands. The Right of Public Access regulates what you can and can’t do. Nevertheless, if you want to park your motorhome overnight in the nature and in the woods please take into consideration the rules for driving off roads and in nature or if you are planning to bike or ride in the woodlands,  you should ask permission from the land owner. In GoNatureTrip you will find farms and land owners.

Furthermore, for more information on The Swedish Right of public access please see information video from Visit Sweden.

Enjoy the beautiful Swedish forest with caution. The dry summers have made the land dry and there is fire restrictions in many parts of Sweden. Before making a fire please check if there are any fire bans in the area.

The biggest forest owner in Sweden, Sveaskog, have Ekoparks for visitors. Please click on link For a selection of forest destinations.

Swedish forests, Secrets, treasures and Swedish heritage

For an unforgettable memory and experience, we recommend you to discover the treasures and secrets of the Swedish forests.

Keep an eye open for the Forest of the Finns, Finnskogarna – is a large, contiguous forest belt along the Norwegian-Swedish border, where farming families from Finland settled in the early 1600s. For more on the  immigrant story of the so called Forest Finns. 

The forest have for been a important part of Sweden’s industrial heritage history and development.

Swedish forests and outdoor

Find your favourite national park or nature reserve to hike or exercise. You do not have to travel far.

For example, by staying in South Sweden you will find many nature reserver and national parks. For more information on hiking in South Sweden.

Some tips from our Go Nature Trip partners

Pick mushrooms and berries with a guide and then prepare your dinner with what you’ve harvested at Ödevata´s outdoor kitchen. If you are interested in Herbal medicine or learn more how to prepare what you have picked ask Malin at Ödevata. She is working with aficionados that can guide you through the forests and the nature´s food pantry.

Make your own balsam with Anna-Linda Gabriel, a glass artist from Boda in Småland.

Close to Jönköping, try mindfulness in the forest at Målsånna Farm, pick the ingredients for a facial mask, enjoy a soothing facial treatment or a raindrop massage in the forest.

At the farm Hemma på Hult you can enjoy glamping in a Swedish forest and try Swedish delicacies and pastries.

Rent a motorhome to access the Swedish forests and nature. In Gothenburg you can rent from Daylight Husbilscenter and travel around protected nature areas in Southern Sweden. However, if you plan to go northbound you can rent a motorhome in Stockholm from Skanditrip Premium Motorhome Rental.