Knowledge about access rights
Target3.1 Everyone will have the opportunity to take part in outdoor recreation as a healthy and environmentally sound leisure activity that provides a sense of well-being both in their local communities and further afield in the countryside.
IndicatorProportion of the population who know something about their access rights
Are we moving in the right direction? Published by the Norwegian Environment Agency
Nine of ten Norwegians are aware of their access rights, and seven of ten know about the Outdoor Recreation Act.
Several surveys of people's awareness of their access rights have been carried out the last few years. A survey in 2015 ( Synovate ) shows that some aspects of statutory access rights in Norway are well known. For example, 97 per cent of the respondents know that walking and skiing is permitted in all uncultivated areas, while 96 per cent know that access rights do not mean that you are allowed to light a camp fire wherever or whenever you please.
Fewer people – 57 per cent of the respondents – know that they are also entitled to cycle on private roads in uncultivated areas. Only five of ten know that access rights also apply to larger groups, even if they are paying for the trip.