Long and bright northern summer days help ripen delicious wild berries
out in the forests and bogs, and everyone has the right to collect them,
irrespective of land ownership. Even in the years of “bad” crops, there are
about 100 kg or approx. 200 litres of wild berries in the forests per each
Finn. We have about fifty wild berry species in Finland; approx. 20 of them
are edible and suitable for picking. The best-known berries and, at the
same time, those with the best commercial value include lingonberries,
bilberries, cloudberries, cranberries, sea buckthorn, and crowberries.