Embark on a day hike focusing on wild food and foraging, starting from the village of Ivalo, nestled in the heart of Northern Lapland. This region, renowned for its natural beauty and diverse flora and fauna, offers a unique opportunity to learn about nature’s own food reserve. The excursion is perfect for nature enthusiasts, culinary adventurers, and those seeking a deeper connection with the environment.
Guided by experienced local guides, you’ll venture from Ivalo into the pristine wilderness of Northern Lapland’s lush forests around Lake Inari. Along the way, you’ll learn to identify and forage a variety of wild plants, berries, mushrooms, and herbs.
You’ll also gain valuable insights into the traditional uses of these natural resources by the indigenous Sámi people, as well as the sustainable and ethical practices that ensure the preservation of the region’s delicate ecosystem. As a highlight of your excursion, you’ll gather around an open fire to enjoy a sumptuous lunch, prepared with the wild ingredients you’ve foraged during your journey.
This wild food and foraging experience in Northern Lapland is more than just a culinary journey; it’s an invitation to reconnect with nature and cultivate a deeper appreciation for the world around us.
Schedule and directions:
We start at 10:00 from Eräsoppi / Xwander shop (address Ivalontie 12). Please be at the shop latest at 9:45, so we have time for necessary preparations.
The total duration of the trip is around 6 h. We return to the shop between 16 and 17:00.
We have a pick up service for Inari, Nellim, Saariselkä and Kiilopää areas. Contact us ahead to book a transfer.
- This activity is run every Wednesday in June-August
- The trip is executed with a minimum of 2 participants.
If you have any questions about the day or it’s activities you can contact us by email or phone:
+358 10 200 7633
What do I need to bring?
- Bring your camera and/or phone!
What is the cancellation policy?
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 24 hours or less before the event
Book With Confidence
- Local family owned business
- Personalized service
- Flexible itineraries
- Small group sizes
- All equipment needed for wild food
- Snacks and hot drinks
- Lunch by a campfire, plates, cups, cutlery