Knowledge of nature and the universe

For example knowledge, skills, customs, thought patterns and beliefs rooted in people's relationship to nature, and our place in the universe.

  • Lamprey fishing

    24 August 2020

    Fishing for lamprey with special basket traps is a very old tradition. Smoked and salted lampreys were being supplied to the royal court as early as …

  • Hunting with unleashed dogs

    16 June 2020

    Hunting with unleashed dogs has been taking place in Sweden for a very long time. That is due to the country being sparsely populated, relatively goo…

  • Hand net fishing tradition in the Torne Valley

    15 October 2018

    Fishing for whitefish and salmon with hand nets is a traditional fishing method that is still being practised in the various rapids of the Torne Vall…

  • The right of public access

    17 January 2018

    The right of public access is an old customary law dating back to the Middle Ages that governs the right to pick berries and mushrooms etc. and appli…

  • Laxsätt (salmon fishing)

    26 October 2016

    Laxsätt is type of a coastal salmon fishing with fixed gear that is conducted in the archipelago outside the mouth of the Mörrum River.

  • Ålarvet

    19 February 2016

    The name Ålarvet refers to the cultural heritage that has taken shape around the fishing of eels along the east coast of Skåne, called Ålakusten.

  • Knowledge on medicinal plants

    19 February 2016

    This heritage includes knowledge of the plant's healing effects and the methods to assimilate these. People have always sought relief for various…

  • Fäbod culture

    19 February 2016

    A Fäbod can be described as a form of small-scale farms where the animals are sent to a pasture for summer grazing, consisting of a number of buildin…