Regulations for the Tyresta Area

These regulations specify what visitors may and may not do in Tyresta National Park and Nature Reserve. Their purpose is to protect the area’s nature and visitor opportunities for nature experiences. Otherwise, Sweden’s right of public access applies, with its basic principle: ”Do not disturb, do not destroy.”

The most important regulations are summarized below.

Note especially that tenting in Tyresta National Park is permitted only in the fireplace areas and that fires may only be lit in the prepared fireplaces. Firewood is available in nearby boxes. Keep also in mind that dogs must always be leashed within the entire Tyresta area, and that bicycling is permitted in the national park only on the gravel roads.

National park regulations

  • It is permitted to pick berries and edible mushrooms, but nothing else. Protected items include flowers, mosses, lichens and wood fungi.
  • It is not permitted to break off twigs and branches, cut down trees, or to injure or disturb animal life.
  • Fishing is prohibited in all of the national park’s lakes. Previously allowed fishing by licence is no longer permitted.
  • You may not make so much noise that you disturb other visitors.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times.
  • Tents, wind shelters and the like may only be set up at the designated resting areas with fireplaces that are indicated on the large map. You may stay one night in the same place, until 10:00 a.m. the next morning.
  • Camps and other organized activities may be arranged at Stensjödal near Åva gård (see map), after consultation with Stiftelsen Tyrestaskogen.
  • Activities involving more than 10 participants may be arranged only after consultation with Stiftelsen Tyrestaskogen. For preschool, school and university groups, the threshold for required consultation is 50 participants.
  • Fires are permitted, but only in fireplaces at the resting areas marked on the large map, where firewood is provided. Occasionally, however, fires are temporarily forbidden due to dry conditions. Call ”Brandriskupplysningen” at 08-741 00 10 for current information (English is spoken). The use of metal camping stoves is permitted outside the designated resting areas, even if fires are otherwise forbidden.
  • You may not ride horses or drive horse-drawn carriages in the park.
  • Bicycling is not permitted, except on the forest roads to lakes Långsjön and Stensjön which are marked on the map detail below.
  • Drones may not be flown at altitudes below 300 metres above ground level.
  • With the exception of electric wheelchairs and scooters, motorized vehicles are not permitted in the national park.
  • Signs, trail markings, etc. may not be set up without permission of the Stockholm County Administrative Board.
  • Sporting activities, including trial competitions and organized training, are not permitted.

Nature reserve park regulations

  • It is not permitted to dig up plants, break off twigs and branches, or cut down trees. But it is permitted to pick flowers, berries and mushrooms.
  • It is not permitted to injure or disturbed animal life.
  • It is not permitted to enter the bird sanctuary at Spirudden during spring and summer; see the map detail below for location.
  • It is permitted to fish along the seacoast, with the exception of Åvaviken Bay. See the map detail below, which also shows where boating is not permitted. Fishing by licence is permitted in all other waters of the nature reserve, with the exception of the Åva River which is entirely off limits.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times when in the nature reserve.
  • Horses may be ridden on all car roads and on designated horse trails, but not on other trails and paths.
  • Bicycling is restricted in the area between Tyresta village and the national park boundary. Otherwise, it is permitted to bicycle on prepared roads and bicycle paths, but not on footpaths.
  • Camps may not be set up before consulting with Stiftelsen Tyrestaskogen.
  • Before organizing a competition or other organized activity involving more than 100 participants, you must first consult with Stiftelsen Tyrestaskogen. Consultation is also required before putting up signs, trail makers, orienteering control points, etc.
  • Fires are permitted, but only in fireplaces at the resting areas marked on the large map, where firewood is provided. Occasionally, however, fires are temporarily forbidden due to dry conditions. Call ”Brandriskupplysningen” at 08-741 00 10 for current information (English is spoken). The use of metal camping stoves is permitted outside the designated resting areas, even if fires are otherwise forbidden.
  • By the right of public access, tenting is permitted at the same place for a maximum of two days. That does not apply in Tyresta village, however. There, tenting is permitted only in a specially designated area along Barnvagnsslingan on the northeastern border of the village for a maximum of three days.
  • Motorized vehicles may only be operated on prepared roads.
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