The Outdoor Recreation Act
This great law makes it possible for us to travel around, camp and experience outdoor life practically all over Norway. However, even if this law gives us a lot of rights, it also comes with duties.
The landowners also have their rights and we must do our best to follow the guidelines. These are the most important ones, please read and follow them and enjoy Norway´s nature and rivers:
* Do not park your car in private drive ways, roads etc. where the car can cause problems for landowners etc.
* Do not take short cuts across fenced land, farmyards or other private property.
* Respect the interests of people who live and work in the countryside.
* Pay the required fee for private roads.
* Dry or disinfect your boat and equipment before moving to a different river or lake, to avoid spreading disease.
* Do not put up your tent less than 150m from occupied houses or huts.
* Do not stay more than 2 nights at the same campsite.
* Do not leave any garbage or toilet paper (burn the toilet paper).
* You may light a fire in the open country, but not in or near woodland from 15th April to 15th September
* Always contact the police if you lose any gear and consider contacting a local too.
Read more about the Outdoor Recreation Act of 1957 here
Take nothing but photos, kill nothing but time, leave nothing but footprints - enjoy!