Vitamins in the Woods
Berry and mushroom picking are both popular in Finland. In summer and fall, locals rush to their favorite swamps and forests with their baskets and buckets to pick some vitamin-rich berries and delicious mushrooms.
Familiarize yourself with the concept of Everyman’s Right before your berry or mushroom picking trip. The basic concept is that you are allowed to pick wild berries and mushrooms almost anywhere. In Posio area bilberries are ripe in mid-July, in the end of July is the season for cloudberries and in September lingonberries and cranberries.
If you are into mushrooms, you might want to consider hiring a guide. Please note that you should only eat mushrooms you are familiar with!