Private Country Home Visit with Berry Picking in Tervakoski from Helsinki, 5 hours

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Private Country Home Visit with Berry Picking in Tervakoski from Helsinki, 5 hours

Durations: 5 Hour(s)

Group Size

Group Size: 1+


Languages: English

A relaxing day at the country side. Get into a Finnish forest for a walk, feel the silence and pick up berries with your local hostess.

From £ 105.31 per person

  1. Meeting Point
  2. Tour Overview

    Erkkilä is the country home of the Skafur-Tour travel agency owner Riitta located in Tervakoski. It is located 80km from Helsinki surrounded by large forest areas. From mid-July to mid-August the berry season is at its best. We'll go to the forest to pick up berries. In August we might also find some chantarelles. If the weather is hot, we can go to the lake for a swim. Otherwise, we'll just have a sauna and cook together a meal out of the fresh vegetables growing in our garden.  

    Please note! A traditional Finnish sauna is included in price but we do also have a hot tub you can book separately. For 2 people it is also possible to stay overnight in our beautiful guest room in the sauna cabin. There is also a tiny log cabin available. 

  3. Tour Itinerary

    Day 1 : Country Home Visit 5h

    Ideal timing:

    13:00 Welcome coffee or juice

    13:30 Forest walk with berry or mushroom picking (will be adapted per group)

    15:30 Finnish sauna

    16.30 Cooking together and relaxing, yard games

    18:00 Time to say goodbye!

  4. What's Included

    Meal: a home cooked meal out of seasonal ingredients

    Guide: Riitta (Finnish, English, Swedish, some German and Russian) or Eero (Spanish)

    Guided tour: forest walk with berry picking (blueberries, wild raspberries), in August it is also possible to pick also black, red and white currant garden berries

    Sauna: A Finnish sauna will be heated up for you

  5. What's Excluded

    Transfers from Riihimäki, Turenki or Hämeenlinna railway stations 72€ one way for a group = 144€ two ways (can be booked as extra)

    Trains: train to Riihimäki is a local train and costs 10.80€/one way

    Transfer time to be reserved 1h 15min one way from Helsinki

  6. FAQs

    Please Note:

    There are dogs in the house. 

  7. Requirements

    Swimming suite (if they want to go swimming in lake or hot tub) and trekking shoes. Towels and boots provided. 

  8. Cancellation Policy

    • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 7 days or less before event
    • We will charge a cancellation fee of 50% if booking is cancelled 21 days or less before event

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