Can I bring my dog to the mountains?

Yes. According to the Rights of Public Access, dogs must be kept on a leash from 1 March - 20 August. Animal life is at its most sensitive to disturbance then, even if your dog is friendly and calm. Outside these times you must keep close watch over your dog, so that it doesn’t scare the wildlife. Special rules apply, according to the Nature Conservation Act, when taking your dog into nature reserves and national parks. These rules can be found on the website for each county’s administration committee (länsstyrelse).

Read more about hiking with dogs, or find information about the rules that apply in national parks.

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