Everymans' rights in Finland

The Everymans' rights in a nut shell

The Everymans' Rights give you the right to move around in the nature

You may:

  • walk, ski or cycle freely, except very near people's homes, or in fields and plantations which could easily be damaged
  • camp out temporarily, a reasonable distance from homes
  • pick wild berries, mushrooms and flowers, as long as they are not protected species
  • fish with a rod and line
  • use boats, swim or bathe in inland waters and the sea
  • walk, ski, or drive a motor vehicle or fish on frozen lakes, rivers and the sea

You may not:

  • disturb people or damage property
  • disturb wild animals, their nests or young
  • let pets off leash
  • cut down or damage trees
  • collect moss, lichen or fallen trees from other people's property
  • light open campfires without permission, except in an emergency
  • disturb people's privacy by camping too near them or making too much noise
  • leave litter
  • drive motor vehicles off road without the landowner's permission
  • hunt without the relevant permits
  • fish with nets, traps, or a reel and lure without the relevant permit

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