Berry picking and wildlife
Walking tours

Berry picking and wildlife

Language: English
Availability: Seasonal
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 7 hours
Do this because
  • Handpick fresh organic berries
  • Take home your extra berries
  • Relax in a calm and pure environment
  • Enjoy a Finnish-style lunch and coffee by the campfire
What to expect

Finland is one of the best places in the world for foraging wild foods, and this authentic nature experience will enable you to escape the city for a day to walk through a national park and pick your own wild berries.

Upon arriving to Liesjärvi national park, a hidden gem of Southern Finland, you will begin your walk through the forest to some of the best berry picking spots. Your guide will explain which berries are edible and will provide information about the forest and wildlife around you. You will also be provided with a paper bag to collect your berries along the way.

Some of the superfoods you will pick on the day include blueberries, lingonberries and, with some extra luck, you may even find some sweet wild strawberries. These wild berries are all rich in vitamins and nutrients and sweeter than any of their store-bought counterparts.

Once you have picked enough berries, you will make your 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.

After lunch you will continue to explore the natural beauty of Liesjärvi while making your way back to the starting point. You will get to the end of the day with a full stomach and feeling fully rejuvenated from this experience in nature.

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, in a small group ensuring you have the opportunity to receive personal instruction from the guide.

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What's included
  • English-speaking professional guide
  • Transportation
  • Berry picking bag
  • Finnish-style lunch and coffee by the fire
  • Raincoat in case of rain
Reduced price
  • Reduced pricing for children aged 7 to 12
Where

Mannerheiminaukio 1, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

Meeting point:

Please ensure you are at the meeting point 10 minutes prior to departure.

What to remember
  • Minimum age of participants: 7
  • 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
  • Availability: mid-July to the end of October
  • Tour days vary, please see calendar for details
  • Departure time: 9.00am
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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 activity 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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