Nature and outdoor activities are an important part of the Swedish image. And it is wonderful! Archipelago, mountains, clean water, and fresh air. Swedes spend time outside when the weather allows us to, and we are well equipped.
But a big number of people are staying inside, and that number is increasing. During the Year of Outdoor recreation 2021 the goal is that people are willing and able to take a bigger part of Swedish nature. We want more people to do more outside, and that decision makers in school, employers and politicians make that happen.
Outdoor recreation is good for the health, both physical and psychological. And the recreation part is what you make of it; activity or calmness, together with others or on your own. The nature can be your living room, kitchen, or bedroom. Your working space or classroom. So get outside and enjoy the Swedish nature – because the best part is that the air is free!