Sleeping outside in nature

You should always ask the owner for permission to stay overnight on privately owned natural areas, unless you are staying on a site where the owner has already given permission, for example a primitive camp site, see below.

You may stay overnight on publicly owned natural areas on the ground in a sleeping bag, in a hammock, in a tree, or similar. You can use a rain cover or similar, but your shelter must not resemble a tent or similar. Open fires are only permitted at camp-fire sites and remember to take your rubbish home. Consider your neighbours, sensitive and vulnerable nature etc. For example, the bark on trees is easily damaged in the spring.

Some sites on Nature Agency property have been designated for overnight stays in a tent, shelter, etc., depending on the number of people and the facilities desired. You can read more under the various options for overnight stays:

Primitive camp sites

Primitive camp sites are for small groups. You can use your own tent or a shelter if one is available on the site.

Camp sites for groups

Camp sites for groups are reserved for organisations and larger groups such as scouts, schools and childcare institutions. These sites must be booked in advance.

How to book a camp site for a group (in Danish)

Free camping

You can put up your tent in many of the Nature Agency's forest areas and stay overnight without prior permission.

Read more about free camping (in Danish)