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Mushroom hunting

    Tour Operator: Taiga Times Oy     7 hours     Travel method: Walking     Region: Helsinki

Finland is one of the world’s best places for foraging wild foods

“As you walk through the forests, your eye catches a glimpse of golden yellow at the foot of an old birch, a small treasure in a sea of green: the chanterelle...”

This guided foraging tour from Helsinki immerses us into the forest and the magical world of fungi. Bright oranges, golden yellows, and deep reds decorate the forest floor. We are in search of Finland's most delicious and prized edible mushrooms, the chanterelle. It is also a personal favourite here at Taiga Times.

Searching for wild food has a powerful effect on how people see the natural world

From the end of summer until late autumn, Liesjärvi National Park is a foragers paradise. Aside from the golden chanterelle, our group will be in search of penny buns and trumpet chanterelles. These three prized fungi of the forest are great introductory-level choices to pique your interest in mushroom hunting.

However, as the name suggests, it is a hunt! We cannot always find what we are looking for, and although most of the mushrooms are harmless, there are many poisonous ones too. But not to worry, for your guide will accurately advise and direct you to edible mushrooms and will be available to explain about the ones you have found.

If we collect enough to cook, we will fry them over the campfire for lunch! Fortunately for us, if there are no edible mushrooms to be found, we will still have plenty to scavenge and talk about!

• Forage with a professional guide in a national park
• Learn how to identify specific edible mushrooms
• Help prepare and cook your wild fungi finds
• Enjoy a Finnish-style lunch and coffee by the campfire

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Difficulty: Easy

What is included

  • Transportation
  • Professional guide
  • Mushroom basket with a knife and a handbook
  • Finnish-style lunch and coffee by the fire
  • Raincoat in case of rain

Important information

  • Walking shoes
  • Clothing suitable for the weather 
  • Water bottle


Requires basic fitness level 

Not wheelchair accessible 

Not for people with serious medical conditions

Please provide any dietary-restriction information

This product operates rain or shine, except in the case of extreme weather eventslike thunderstorm  

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