Guided wild herb/berry/mushroom picking tour in Koli
Please notice seasonal variations
Herb hike: Red clover is likely familiar to everyone, but did you know that it can be used in a similar way as spinach in a stew? As spring blooms into full swing, it's an opportunity to explore the herbs that Finnish nature has to offer and their various uses.
Berry picking excursion: Finns have always used berries and known of their health benefits. As summer gradually turns into fall, it's time to head to the best berry picking spots. An expert wilderness guide knows the best blueberry patches and the wildest raspberry bushes.
Mushroom picking tour: Chanterelles, porcini, birch boletes... Risotto, sauce, soup... So many flavors and options! On a mushroom picking excursion, from the last breath of summer winds to the arrival of the first snow, you can explore Finnish nature's edible mushrooms together with a wilderness guide.
Wild herbs: May to August
Berries:July to September
Mushrooms:August to November
NOTE! According to the rules of the Koli National Park, wild herbs should never be
Duration: 2 h
Capacity: 1-40 pax
please notice seasonal variations
Languages: Finnish, English, French*
*French maximum 20 pax at a time
Departure and return: Koli Nature Centre Ukko (for berries and mushrooms)
Koli village center (for wild herbs, berries and mushrooms)
Price: 1-2 persons: 80€. Additional persons: 40€/person
Equipment provided by the organizer:Paper bag for the catch
Participant's own equipment: Plastic or paper bag, basket, mushroom knife, appropriate clothing for the weather
Equipment available for rent from the organizer: Raincoats in rainy weather.