Berry picking and wildlife
Duration: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Transportation: Pick up and drop off from Central Helsinki
Group size: 2-8 persons
Included: Transportation, Professional guide, Berry picking bag, Finnish-style lunch and coffee by the fire
Availability: Mid-July - September
Gear needed: Walking shoes, clothing suitable for the weather, a water bottle
Price: 145 € per person
Booking calendar below.
Gather your own food and have fun!
Finland is one of the best places in the world for foraging wild foods. As spring transitions into summer, the forest flourishes new vegetation and the aroma of fresh berries fills the air. Whether you are here to experience the Finnish culture of berry picking or simply taste the most natural organic fresh fruits nature can provide, you will treasure this intimate experience in Finland's wilderness.
Collect Blueberries, Lingonberries, and Strawberries.
Then enjoy a Finnish style lunch by the campfire.During this guided tour we may fill our baskets with Finnish superfoods such as blueberries, lingonberries and, with some extra luck, we may even find some sweet wild strawberries. These superfoods are rich with vitamins and nutrients and sweeter than any berry you could buy from the stores!
This day trip starts from Helsinki and we will take you to Liesjärvi national park. We consider Liesjärvi a hidden gem of Southern Finland. It is only 100 km from the city and not often visited by international travellers, so we can collect the berries at our own pace. A breathtaking landscape carved by glaciers and shrouded by old growth forest provides a magical setting to spend the day foraging.
• Fresh organic berries handpicked by you
• Take home your extra berries
• Calm and pure environment
• Finnish-style lunch and coffee by the campfire
From Start to Finish: Your Journey for the Day
Arrival and Berry PickingOnce we arrive at the national park, we will begin our walk through the forest to some of our favorite berry picking spots. Our guide will explain which berries are edible as well as provide information about the forest and wildlife around you. You will be provided with a paper bag to collect your berries.
Lunch at the CampfireOnce we pick enough berries, we will make our way to the campfire by the lakeside. While your guide starts the fire and cooks a traditional Finnish-style lunch and coffee, there will be plenty of time to take photos, snack on the berries, socialize, and experience the tranquility of the Taiga forest. The group size never exceeds 8 guests. This ensures that everyone will receive personal instruction and the opportunity to have their questions answered by our guide.
Finish Your JourneyAfter lunch we will continue to explore the natural beauty of Liesjärvi while making our way back to the starting point. The day will be complete with your stomach full of berries and you will be fully charged from this wonderful nature experience.
If you would like to have this trip as a private tour or booking with less than 18 hours before the start time, please contact us here.