How to behave in the national park
Rules and prohibitions
Due to several millions of visitors each year, some basic rules for this nature paradise have to be set in order to guarantee that others will be able to enjoy the unimpaired mountain wilderness in the future. Please visit one of our information centres in order to obtain detailed information on this matter. Please note that we consider major violations against the national park's rules as an offence which will be punished accordingly.
More than 1,000 bags of garbage have to be collected each year alongside the routes in the national park. Please use the garbage and recycling containers at the end of your trip.
Do not remove something from the park. Each animal and each plant has its place in the nutrient cycle of the nature reserve. This particularly applies for berries and mushrooms.
Do not light fire in the national park! Fire will spread rapidly even at colder weather conditions. Each year precious areas are destroyed by fire.
Please keep your dog on a leash. Your loyal companion may be tempted if it smells a fawn, capercaillie or lynx. Spare the animals the hounding and your dog the danger of disappearing in a deep granite chasm.
Please be as quiet as possible when you are on a trip through nature. By doing so your chance to see wild animals can rise.
Camping in the park is prohibited. Please use official camping sites.
In order to avoid forest fires, please refrain from smoking in the park between 15 February and 31 October.
Please stay on the signposted routes. The park has 560 kilometers of those routes and they will lead you to the most fascinating lookout points.