- Hikers should leave no trace in nature. Minimise the waste already before you go out.
- Use durable and reusable packaging materials.
- Dispose of biowaste (biodegradable waste) in the composting toilets at campsites or a composter. Please do not put biowaste into mixed waste containers.
- You can use a small quantity of clean paper and cardboard to light a fire at a campfire site or in a wilderness hut fireplace. Do not burn other types of waste as they may form toxic gases and non-degradable waste.
- Bring any hazardous waste and mixed waste home with you.
- Always pick up your own litter and, if necessary, also rubbish left behind by others! It is a good idea to carry a small plastic bag with you for picking up litter in the forest.
- Collect cigarette stubs into your own box and empty it later into a waste bin.
• Lighting a fire is not an everyone’s right.
• Making fires is only allowed at designated sites.
• You may not light a fire when a grass or forest fire warning has been issued.
- Respect nature.
- Stay on marked trails.
- Show consideration towards other visitors to nature.
- Check any access restrictions at hiking destinations.
- Keep pets on the leash.
- Follow the principles of litter-free hiking.
- walk, ski or cycle, except in private gardens and lands that are being used for a specific purpose (including cultivated fields and plantations)
- stay for a short period in any area where access is otherwise allowed (for example put up a tent, but not too close to people’s homes)
- pick wild berries, mushrooms and flowers
- go angling and ice fishing
- swim, boat and kayak in summer, and walk and ski on the ice in winter
YOU MAY NOT
- cause damage or disturb other people or the environment
- disrupt nesting birds and other animals
- fell or damage trees
- collect moss, lichen, soil or wood
- disturb the privacy of homes
- operate a motor vehicle off-road without the landowner’s permission
- fish and hunt without the appropriate permits.