Rondane National Park. Photo: Bård Bredesen,

Conservation Areas

National parks and other conservation areas are meant to safeguard vulnerable and threatened ecosystems and preserve areas of international, national, and regional worth. 

The government and the Storting establish the framework for Norwegian nature conservation, while the Norwegian Environment Agency, the country governors, and the governor of Svalbard carry out the conservation work pursuant to the Nature Diversity Act and the Svalbard Environmental Protection Act. In total, Norway administers around 2,700 conservation areas on the mainland and Svalbard.