Questions tagged [sweden]

This location-specific tag is to be used on questions about outdoor activities in, or relevant to, the country of Sweden. This includes all activities and topics within the scope of The Great Outdoors. Location-specific tags, including this, should always be used in conjunction with tags related to the specific activities, not as the only tag on the question.

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Do cars really hit 20 moose per day in Sweden?

I just saw this claim on BBC news, and found it hard to believe. Annually 7,300+ car vs moose accidents in a country that is 173,000 Square Miles, that is like one collision with a moose (and ...
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Legal situation for roving in Sweden

I want to go on a trip to Sweden next summer. However, the plan was to do a little roving in the untouched nature. Note: I'll bring my own field target with me to not harm any nature. Roving can ...
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What is this fish that looks like a common roach with black eyes and red gills?

Fish like this have been caught recently (this Autumn) in many freshwater bodies in Sweden (like Dalbergsån) and no one knows what they are supposed to be (as written in this article). Apparently, ...
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What are the easiest trekking routes in Sarek National Park in Sweden?

What are the easiest trekking routes to take in Sarek National Park in Sweden? Consider late summer, Saltoluokta and Kvikkjokk as starting/ending points, 5 to 7 days without access to food store. ...
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What types of wild foods are protected from foraging in the Swedish Lapland forests, and how is the status decided?

There's a question on the site seeking information about foraging food in Sweden. One of the answers says any wild food in the forests of Swedish Lapland can be foraged and removed except "protected" ...
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How do I get to Måskåsj-gammen?

In 2013 I visited Nuortakrågge: Nuortakrågge is located at 67.8084°N, 16.6203°E, above Vuodnabahta, Norway. It is open and free to use. It is not listed on official maps but there is a small sign ...
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Why are long-distance hiking trails in the USA so much more famous than in Europe?

There are several famous long distance hiking trails in the USA, connecting the Mexican border to the Canadian border. The most famous ones are the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) at 4,279 km and the ...
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Where can I find nature in Sweden, like that of Abisko?

I am going to go backpacking this summer, and my goal is Sweden. Looking around, I have grown to like the landscapes of Abisko in the north of Sweden. But, because it is rather far away from where I ...
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Where can I find the current status regarding fire bans in Norway?

Due to forest fires in Sweden, many Swedish counties have issued a total fire ban, such as Västerbotten and Jämtland. In most cases, this includes camping stoves, and therefore has the potential to ...
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Foraging food in Kungsleden/Kebnekaise/Sarek (SWE) region in summer

This summer I will (once more) go for an extended trek in the very north of Sweden (and/or Norway). The region we'll likely end up in will be around the big trekking routes Kungsleden/Padjelantaleden/...
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What is a kassakåta?

Within the mountains (and other wilderness areas) of Västerbotten and Norrbotten in Sweden, there is a lot of cultural heritage, with Sami huts ("kåta") like Måskåsj-gammen or like this one between ...