"An Everymanís Rights tradition provides people in Finland unparalleled opportunities to explore nature and enjoy the bounty of the forest."
During the berry season our company has purchasing points around the country. The most of the purchasing points are mainly open during the lingonberry season. The berries we buy from pickers are bought uncleaned and the price of the berry might vary from day to day. For more information about the purchasing points and today´s price during the berry season, please contact 0207760500
Picking in Finland
Picking in Finland
An Everymanís Rights tradition provides people in Finland unparalleled opportunities to explore nature and enjoy the bounty of the forest. Nearly 90 per cent of Finlandís surface area falls under the Everymanís Rights law and can be used for recreational enjoyment of the great outdoors. Everymanís Rights also apply to visitors from abroad. Moving about in natural areas does not require the landownerís permission, nor are the privileges enshrined in Everymanís Rights subject to the payment of any fees. Anyone may freely pick wild berries, mushrooms and plants, with the exception of a few species protected under environmental laws.
Everymanís Rights also apply to the commercial gathering of berries and mushrooms, which also does not require permission from the landowner. In this way, these rights also benefit businesses, for example those dealing in natural products, as well as food processors and nature tour operators. In the case of commercial tour operators, however, it is a good idea to ask for the landownerís permission in advance.
Berry pickers collecting berries or mushrooms in Finland for commercial purposes must be aware of the rights and duties that Everyman’s Right involve. The commercial picker is the first link in the chain of supply for berries and mushrooms. Therefore, in order to ensure quality at this stage of the supply chain, certain principles must be upheld in the picking and handling of the berries.
When travelling to Finland, you are required to bring with you a passport or other photographic form of identification. You may also need a visa or travel insurance for the duration of your stay. More information regarding documents needed for travelling to or working in Finland can be obtained at the Finnish embassy or consulate in your home country.