Living off the Land

Learn about Finnish gathering culture on this 3-hour program including picking berries, herbs and mushrooms. Live off the land like a local!

Tour Description

This 3-hour program includes picking berries, herbs and mushrooms. Learn to live off the land like a local!

Finnish forests are full of pure health and superfood! Join our tour and learn more about herbs, berries and mushrooms growing locally. Learn about the strong culture of living off the land, and gather superfood from our own forests like a local.

After walking in the calming forest and gathering nature’s goods, we’ll enjoy a snack around the campfire. If we have enough gathered berries, we can prepare them together for a tasty treat!

  • Entry or admission fee
  • Informative talk about gathering culture in Finland
  • History about the area
  • Briefing at kennel
  • Snack and juice
  • Vessel for forraged goods

If you don’t need transfers, you can also arrive to our kennel with your own car. Please be in contact with the sales office for further driving instructions.
You can meet our guide at 10:50 at the gate to our kennel located at Sinettäjärventie 22. Google maps location here: Sinettäjärventie 22

Please contact the sales office (booking@bearhillhusky.com) for further directions to the kennel, if needed.

We offer pick-up to the following places for this experience:
  • Arctic Treehouse Hotel reception
  • Santa Claus Holiday Village reception (Tähtikuja 3)
  • Lapland Hotels Ounasvaara Chalets – Antinmukka 4
  • Lapland Hotel Sky Ounasvaara
  • Hostel Cafe Koti – Valtakatu 21
  • Arctic SnowHotel – Lehtojärvi
  • Apukka Resort – Please book the additional transfer services
  • Vaattunki Wilderness Resort – Please book the additional transfer services

Meeting place and time

The tour includes transfers. We offer pickups from the locations listed below. You can choose your pickup location when you make your booking. Pickup locations:

  • Arctic Treehouse Hotel reception
  • Santa Claus Holiday Village reception (Tähtikuja 3)
  • Lapland Hotels Ounasvaara Chalets – Antinmukka 4
  • Lapland Hotel Sky Ounasvaara
  • Hostel Cafe Koti – Valtakatu 21
  • Arctic SnowHotel – Lehtojärvi
  • Apukka Resort – Please book the additional transfer services
  • Vaattunki Wilderness Resort – Please book the additional transfer services

If you do not need transfers, you can also arrive to our kennel with your own car. Please be in contact with the sales office for further driving instructions. You can meet our guide at 10:50 o’clock close by our kennel, by the gate at Sinettäjärventie 22. Google maps location here: Sinettäjärventie 22

Please contact the sales office (booking@bearhillhusky.com) for further directions to the kennel if needed.

Suitable clothing and shoes, depending on the weather
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 7 days or less before the event.
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 10% if booking is cancelled 365 days or less before the event.

Experience type:

  • Day tour / activity

Duration:

  • 3 hours

Difficulty:

  • Easy

Guiding language:

  • English

Booking cut-off:

  • 1 day & 16 hours prior to departure

Book your tour now!

Frequently Asked Questions

This depends very much on which time of the ear you will come for your tour. What is growing and can be picked from the forest very much depends on the season and the tour guide will decide what you will be looking for during your trip based on the season. This varies between different kinds of berries, herbs and mushrooms that grow around our kennel area.

The snack can also depend on the day and what you will be gathering from the forest. But campfire lätty (pancakes) or makkara (sausages) made on the fire are the most common options that we will be offering, on top of the things gathered during the forest walk. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions prior to your tour date.

During the tour you will be going into the forest, so bring comfortable clothes that you can spend time outside. Please also dress according to the weather and wear something where you would not mind that it gets a little bit dirty.

The transfers from the chosen locations are included in the price of the tour. But if you will not be using our transfers for the tour, you can meet closeby to our kennel by the locked gate. Our guide will then meet you there and lead you to our kennel area to park your vehicle. You will get a google maps link to the exact meeting location when you make your booking.