Outdoor recreation act of 1957

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 responsibilities.

The landowners also have rights and we must do our best to respect and follow the guidelines. Below are listed some of the most important ones, please read and follow them. Then get out and enjoy Norway´s amazing nature and rivers!

  • Do not park in private drive ins or other places where the car can cause problems for farmers 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 camp spot.
  • 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 through 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!