Sarek national park
Böljande snöklädda fjäll med lite träd. I bakgrunden ser man ett mer dramatiskt snöklätt fjäll resa sig mot den blå himlen.

Safety and rules

The purpose of the regulations is to protect the valuable nature in the Sarek National Park.

As a visitor you may:

  • gather berries and mushrooms
  • build a fire with dry branches and twigs or arrange shelter for yourself when you are hiking
  • pitch a tent on the same site for one day
  • bring leashed dogs into the entire national park during the first months of the year (January 1–April 30)

...but you may not:

  • intentionally disturb grazing reindeer or interfere with the gathering and driving of reindeer
  • litter
  • damage or remove land, rocks and plants, aside from berries and edible mushrooms
  • gather eggs and trap, damage or kill wildlife
  • hunt and fish if this is not expressly permitted by the regulations
  • bicycle or operate boats and motorised all-terrain vehicles except in limited areas and at certain times
  • ride horses and bring a dog with you except in limited areas and at certain times.

On the Laponia website you can find out what is involved if you wish to apply for an exemption or permit.

Reindeer husbandry rights

The Sami people’s right to make use of land and water for themselves and their animals, apply throughout the Laponia World Heritage Site, that is:

  • Sarek
  • Muddus/Muttos
  • Padjelanta/Badjelánnda
  • and Stora Sjöfallet/Stuor Muorkke national park
  • as well as the Stubbá and Sjávnja nature reserves.


Weather and safety

The weather in the mountains can behave irreversibly. Therefore, plan your stay well in advance. And leave the roadmap for your mountain trip.

On the Fjällsäkerhetsrådets website you will find information about current weather and equipment tips.

Fjällsäkerhetsrådets website

Keep in mind that mobile phone coverage is poor in the mountains. Assume it is not possible to call.