Posted on 28/12/2019
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Lapland Day trip: Mushrooms & Berries Foraging, Fishing & Arctic Sauna from Rovaniemi

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Experience a Lapland day trip in the pristine forests of Finland from Rovaniemi. Hunt for mushrooms and berries and try your fishing skills in a tranquil lake. Cook your catch and taste mushrooms prepared in the traditional Lapland way. End your Lapland day trip with a traditional Finnish sauna.

◾ Wander in the forest and pick wild berries and mushrooms
◾ Enjoy the pristine Lapland and try your fishing skills in a lake
◾ Try traditional Lapland meal around a campfire
◾ Experience a Finnish lakeside Sauna

About this experience

DURATION: 9-10 hours
MEETING POINT: At your hotel, within a 10 km radius from Rovaniemi center
LANGUAGE/S: English (Other languages are available on request)
DEPARTURE TIME: 9:30 (Departure may differ according to different seasons)
OPENING SEASONS: 15th of May till the 25th of October
WHO CAN COME: This Lapland day trip is suitable for everyone

Description - What to expect

Your Lapland day trip starts with a pick-up from the center of Rovaniemi and a drive of about 70 km to the pristine northern forests. Follow your guide and wander into the woods, searching for fresh mushrooms and berries. Walk on beautiful trails and discover the gifts arctic wilderness has to offer after several months of coverage by a thick layer of snow.

Learn from the experienced locals how to transform the collected mushrooms into a tasty Lappish meal. After having lunch and some snacks, head back into the forest for some more exciting experiences, including fishing and swimming. Experience the Lappish way to grill a salmon with birch wood around a campfire.

Take time for yourself to soak in the tranquillity and freshness of the fantastic Lapland forest. In the evening, relax in a traditional Finnish sauna in a lakeside wooden cottage. Sit back, release all your strain, and warm yourself in the gentle heat. Gaze at the beautiful sunset before you head back to the city.

What's included, what's not

✔ Pick up from your hotel/accommodation within a 10km radius from Rovaniemi center
✔ English speaking guide (other languages available on request: Dutch, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese)
✔ Forest lakeside sauna

Cutoff time before activity

  • 24 hours

Prepare for the experience - Important information

The mushroom season can start as early as mid-May when the first mushrooms begin to emerge. However, the best picking season for most mushrooms and berries runs from late July to early October