Mushroom Foraging in Sweden

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Mushroom Foraging in Sweden

If you’re interested in mushroom foraging, respecting the wildlife you are exploring is key. Different national parks and nature reserves have varying guidelines, so it’s important to do your research before heading into the wilderness. Learn more about mushroom foraging in Sweden.

Regardless of your foraging experience, it’s crucial to have at least one experienced forager in the group to identify wild mushrooms since not all kinds are edible. If you don’t know any experienced foragers, that does not mean you can’t try still try it yourself! Many foraging tours and mycological associations are available to join in Sweden that can guide you on your first foraging experience.

Swedish national parks are ideal for mushroom foraging. Below are Annelie’s recommendations.

Abisko National Park

Abisko National Park, located in Swedish Lapland, is a great spot for foraging due to its remote location. The subarctic climate makes for a unique selection of wild mushrooms. Keep an eye out for birch bolete and golden chanterelle.

Fulufjället National Park

Mushroom Foraging in Sweden
Fulufjället National Park

If you’re as much of a foodie as you are a hiker, I’d recommend Fulufjället National Park. Boletes and Chanterelles, two kinds of edible mushrooms that grow here, make for excellent additions to a meal. If you’re interested in an overnight trip, Fulufjället has a selection of rustic cabins available to rent throughout the park.

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Skuleskogen National Park

Mushroom Foraging in Sweden
Skuleskogen National Park

Skuleskogen National Park is a favourite due to its jaw-dropping views of the mountains and sea in the high coast region of Sweden. Foragers might find coastal mushrooms such as cep, pine and hedgehog. If you’re up for a challenge, try starting your hike at Slattdalsskrevan Canyon, which features a large ravine leading into an abyss that feels otherworldly.

Tiveden National Park

Mushroom Foraging in Sweden
Tiveden National Park

Located between two large lakes in southern Sweden is Tiveden National Park, which is one of my favourite spots for foraging wild mushrooms. The 5,000 acres of ancient forest surrounding the lakes are mainly undisturbed, which makes it a perfect spot for wild mushroom growth. Hikers should look out for chanterelles and boletes dotted beside the trails. The serene lakes, wild forest and rugged terrain make for an exciting variety of hiking options for foraging at Tiveden National Park.

Tyresta National Park

If you’re based in Stockholm and looking for a break from city life–try foraging at Tyresta National Park, which is only 20 kilometres away. Seeing the sunset reflected in the wetlands here is an especially magical experience. Foragers may find porcini, chantarelles, and saffron milk caps growing in Tyresta National Park.

Mushroom Foraging in Sweden
Annelie Pompe

Mushroom Foraging in Sweden, written for Daily Scandinavian by Annelie Pompe. Annelie is an experienced Swedish hiker, professional adventurer and brand ambassador for Merrell Hiking Club, a women-centric community which aims to empower, inform and inspire female hikers.

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