The Cellar in the Forest: foraging tour in Helsinki
Nature

The Cellar in the Forest: foraging tour in Helsinki

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 5 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit a pristine Finnish national park
  • Learn about nature and wild foods with a professional wilderness guide
  • Pick organic wild food by yourself
  • Cook and use your foraged foods in the national park
What to expect

Explore a forest full of delicious surprises in this tour which takes you on a journey into the kitchen of Mother Nature, a kitchen that is ever-growing and always organic. The forests in Finland supply families with a wide variety of ingredients that change with each season, which you will discover in this walk with a professional wilderness guide.

This nature day tour leaves from Helsinki and takes you to the famous Nuuksio national park. This national park is known for its spectacular landscapes created during the Ice Age, as well as valleys and ravines among a forest full of delicious surprises.

Your tour will be directed by the season and the wild foods that you can find in nature's cellar. From spring to autumn you will be in search of wild herbs such as wood sorrels and nettle, wild berries like blueberries and lingonberries, as well as some of nature’s finest fungi such as the golden chanterelle and picturesque porcini.

Your foraged bounty will be enjoyed in the same way a Finn might use them. This can include sprucing up a salad, creating a creamy mushroom sauce, or even making your own lingonberry jam!

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • What's included
    • Transportation
    • Professional guide
    • Lunch with coffee/tea
    • Raincoat in case of rain
    Where

    Mannerheiminaukio 1, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

    Meeting point:

    You can meet your guide at Mannerheim Square to start your experience.

    What to remember
    • Minimum age of participants: 7 years
    • Maximum group size: 8 people
    • Please send any dietary restrictions to the supplier prior to the tour date, using the contact details on your voucher
    • Bring walking shoes, suitable clothing for the weather and a water bottle
    • This tour requires a basic fitness level
    • This tour is not wheelchair accessible or for people with serious medical conditions
    • This tour operates rain or shine, except in the case of extreme weather events like thunderstorm
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
    • Please arrive 15 minutes before activity starting time
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    Provider
    Taiga Times
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 14 days before the experience begins. If you cancel up to 7 days before, you can still receive a 90% refund. If you cancel up to 2 days before, you can still receive a 50% refund.

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