Berry and mushroom picking
North Karelian mushrooms are known even in Italy. Mushroom pickers book their vacations in autumn, when the forests are full of mushrooms. When mushroom picking, one should make sure to only pick the known edible mushrooms. The most important edible mushrooms and the most common poisonous mushrooms should be recognized. A good way to start is to go with a seasoned mushroom picker or taking part in a guided tour.
The berry-rich forests of Finland’s provinces are waiting for eager berry pickers. Berry picking is for everybody. You can pick berries in any forest, except in preserved locations. In nature parks berry and mushroom picking is forbidden. National parks may also have some limitations.
Berry season usually starts around the end of June and the beginning of July – when the blueberry harvest begins. Afterwards come the cloudberries, raspberries. In autumn lingonberries and cranberries are in season.