The right of common access is a unique right for people to spend time in the forests and nature of Sweden. It gives you the limited right to travel across private property and stay there for a short period of time.
But this right comes with responsibility. You must show consideration and care for nature, animals, landowners and other people. Or, as it is written in the Environmental Code, "Anyone who spends time on another person's private property or in nature should demonstrate respect and caution for their surroundings".
Right of common access a prerequisite for outdoor life
You are benefiting from the right of common access when you are out in nature, regardless of whether you are taking a walk, going kayaking, climbing a mountain or just sitting on a stone and thinking. It offers an opportunity to spend time on another person's property without permission and is a basic condition that allows us to freely spend time in nature.
The right of common access is a unique opportunity to move without restrictions in nature and spend time on another person's property without permission. This right demands respect and caution – toward nature, animals, landowners and other people in nature. The National Environment Protection Board summarises the common right to access with the motto "Don't disturb - don't destroy".
When checking in for Fjällräven Classic you will receive a folder that contains information about the right of common access in more detail.