New and Expanded National Parks
Work is currently under way to create two new national parks:
- Vålådalen/Sylarna/Helags in Jämtland County
Work on a further three areas will begin during the year with the aim of adding to the existing 30 national parks. The three planned areas are:
- Nämdöskärgården in Stockholm County
- Bästeträsk on Gotland
- Reivo in Norrbotten County
Work is also under way to expand a number of existing national parks. The two existing national parks which are set to be enlarged are Björnlandet and Tiveden. The Swedish Parliament and Government are responsible for approving the creation of new national parks and the expansion of existing parks. In partnership with the county administrative boards, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency is responsible for providing supporting information for decisions and for planning the national parks.