Turgåere passerer et verneskilt som markerer at man nå er inne i nasjonalparken.
Turgåere passerer vernegrensen til Lofotodden nasjonalpark. Foto Benjamin Fredriksen.

You can camp in the National Park, but show consideration and avoid making to much noise. Practice Leave No Trace.

Make a campsite without leaving anything behind and do not destroy local vegetation. Leave the area as you would like to find it next time you camp. Do not disturb wildlife and make sure you camp at least 150 meters from an inhabited house or cottage.

Use established firepits, prefereable on the sandy beach, where fire will do the least damage.

Do not make new fire pits!  Use established fire pits or a camp stove.

Do not make campfires on the sensitive vegetation around the beach. Do not light campfires on bare bedrock as the heat may cause cracks and leave permanent traces.

There is a general fire ban in Norway from 15 April to 15 September. Even though there is a general campfire ban in place, you are still allowed to light a campfire on fire-retardant surfaces such as beaches far away from vegetation. Remember to extinguish the fire completely before leaving it.

Pack out all your rubbish.

Rubbish must not be left or burned in the National Park, visitors must take it with them when they leave and dispose of it properly. Feel free to pick up any trash that you find on your way.

Effektivt kaffekok med hjelp av en kvistbrenner
Kaffekok med hjelp av en kvistbrenner. Foto Jon Olav Larsen
Bæsjeposer til mennesker kalt Biffy Bags eller WAG bags
Bæsjeposer til mennesker kalt Biffy Bags eller WAG bags. Foto Ole-Jakob Kvalshaug

We all have to poop, so plan ahead.

Toilets are at the entrances to the national park – use them!

While in the National Park, walk far away from paths, tent sites, streams, rivers and lakes.  We suggest that you poop in approved bio-disposable bags for human feces: WAG bags or similar.

When trekking, bring a hygienic bag to pack out your toilet paper, wet wipes, petc., and dispose of the bag in rubbish bins outside the national park. 

You can buy WAG bags in the National Park visitor center in Reine og in the tourist information in Ramberg. 

You may bring your dog along on your trip, but pay attetion to the leash law!

Make sure your dog does not disturb grazing animals or vulnerable wildlife including nesting birds. 

There is a general leash restraint in Norway from 1 April to 20 August. There is an extended restraint in Flakstad municipality from 1 April to 15 November, where animals graze.

Hunden skal selvfølgelig få lov til å være med, men må holder i bånd når det er sau i området og under hekke- og yngletiden.
Hunden skal selvfølgelig få lov til å være med, men må holder i bånd når det er sau i området og under hekke- og yngletiden. Foto Jon Olav Larsen.
To turgåere følger den tilrettelagte stien. Fjellet Ryten er så vidt synlig bak skodda.
To turgåere med fjellet Ryten i bakgrunnen. Foto Jon Olav Larsen

You can walk whereever you want, but please use the marked trails

The National Park has many popular natural attractions, and vegetation is therefore quickly exposed to wear and tear and trampling damage. Help us take care of nature by always walking on the marked and prepared trails and paths.

Bicycling is only alowed on some of the prepared routes.  

Due to the vulnerable nature, bicycling is not permitted on the trail between Torsfjorden and Kvalvika and the trail between Bunesfjorden and Bunessanden.

Drone flying is not allowed. 

Drones can disturb wildlife and other outdoor enthusiasts visiting the National Park. Drones are therefore prohibited unless special permission has been granted. 

Do not build cairns, or write or paint on stones and bedrock in the National Park.

Marks on the landscape pollute the scenery and can lead others astray. Cultural monuments can be around you in the National Park but may not be obvious. They are often protected, so show consideration so that they are not altered, damaged or destroyed.

Turgåer fyller flaske med friskt fjellvann
Turgåer fyller flaske med friskt fjellvann. Foto Jon Olav Larsen