Finland wild food holiday

“Discover how to pick and cook wild food in Finland as you stay in a wilderness lodge for 4 days and work as a small group to prepare a 3-course meal.”

Highlights

Helsinki | Viitasaari | Lakomäki wilderness lodge | Wild Food Master Class | Pyhä-Häkki National Park | wild fishing | berry & mushroom picking |

Description of Finland wild food holiday

Giant mushrooms and juicy red berries may look tempting prospects when trekking in a forest in the wilds of Finland however, how do you know whether they’re safe to pick, cook and eat?

This fascinating four day wild food tour in Finland gives you every opportunity to learn from local experts as you forage for the finest seasonal ingredients supplied in the most organic and natural of settings.

Fishing tours, cooking lessons and the Lakomäki wilderness lodge add to the attraction of finding wild food in Finland with the three-course meal on Saturday night featuring wild food ingredients found and prepared by you.

Lakomäki wilderness lodge makes for the perfect cosy setting to come home to after a good day spent foraging outdoors with the adjacent surrounds of Pyhä-Häkki National Park inviting numerous chances to spot rabbits, foxes, elks, and the occasional bear, accompanied by a cacophony of bird calls.

Throughout the year your host, Minna, has foraged and squirrelled away an abundance of sustainable wild food ingredients so rest assured, the Saturday night meal will never lack for seasonal sustenance as you cook and learn from the master.

The seasons will dictate a Finland food holiday and you can expect to find new shooting herbs and brain mushrooms once the thaw has commenced in the spring and a veritable bounty of berries and chanterelle mushrooms at the end of the summer.

No matter when you’re thinking of embarking on this fabulous four day food adventure, keeping warm is never in doubt as Lakomäki wilderness lodge boasts, not just one, but, three saunas: smoke, wood and electric.

Although this is primarily a wild food foraging experience you’ll still be offered numerous chances to make the most of the surrounding forest areas of Pyhä-Häkki National Park where ancient pine trees and swamp regions offer an essential backdrop to accompany a Finland food holiday.

More information for wild food Finland holiday makers:

All accommodation is based on two people sharing double rooms however, single supplements are available starting from 44€ per person.

All meals are included including three buffet breakfasts, two lunches, one packed lunch and three evening meals, one of which will be prepared by the group.

Transport from Helsinki or Lahti or Jyväskylä is by bus. Please get in touch for more details.

Hello. If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. Rosy & team.

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2017: 15 May, 16 May, 17 May, 22 May, 23 May, 24 May, 29 May, 24 Jul, 25 Jul, 26 Jul, 31 Jul, 1 Aug, 2 Aug, 7 Aug, 8 Aug, 9 Aug, 14 Aug, 15 Aug, 16 Aug, 4 Sep, 5 Sep, 6 Sep, 11 Sep, 12 Sep, 13 Sep
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Responsible tourism: Finland wild food holiday

Environment

Finland has large forest areas, where very one is allowed to pick up herbs, berries and mushrooms. We also have thousands of lakes rich of fish. On this tour you will collect the ingredients of your dinner yourselves and prepare a 3-course meal together learning, how to use the unprocessed food directly from the nature.

Your guesthouse is located next to the Pyhahakki National Park known for its very old forest and swamp areas. On you berry and mushroom trips you will walk through this beautiful nature.

My promise is to teach our guests not only to value simple life, slow down and enjoy nature, not only by looking at but also using and conserving the healthy food it offers. As a bonus you will learn, what total silence means. The only noise comes from the nature itself.
As means of transportation from Helsinki to Viitasaari we are using a public bus.

Community

The service provider is a wilderness lodge in the middle of large forest areas. By using these kinds of services we'll offer source of income to the people still living at the countryside trying to keep it live. In this case we only need one service provider but we try to take full advantage of their services. We are using their expertise, accommodation, catering, activities provided as well as sauna.

You will get to know your hostess Minna and host Pasi and will learn a lot about the local culture through them. You will hear, how they live fishing, hunting and using all kinds of wildfood. The log manor, where you will live, was built in the 19th century by botanista Alfred Oswald Kihlman, who planted different types of trees in order to find out, how they survived in our continental climate. You can still find there rare trees, for example Abies alba.

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