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The Edible Country, Värmland
‘The Edible Country’ is a do-it-yourself gourmet restaurant where the visitors forage and cook their own food in Swedish nature.
Photo credit: Jonas Eltes & Victor Falk

Borgvik, Värmland

In the middle of Scandinavia, between the European continent and the mountains, between the two capital cities Oslo and Stockholm you will find stunningly beautiful scenery and genuinely exciting food with identity and origin.

The table is located by the lake “Värmeln” about 30 minutes west of Karlstad. Park by the road and hike down through the forest to the lake. Book a seat at the table and enjoy the sunset and the light summer night, swim, fish and find peace of mind.

Be guided by nature, whether it’s up on the high ropes, kayaking across the dazzling waters or bathing on the viewing deck at Arvika. For an unforgettable adventure along the flowing river, grab a timber raft package. Personalise your own raft and create a truly powerful outdoor experience that will live long in the memory.

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Reserve your seat

This table offers The Edible Country.

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Eating outdoors
Eating in Swedish nature. Swedish forests are filled with edible treats such as berries, mushroom, nettles and other greens, and they are of course best enjoyed in the outdoors.
Photo: Tina Stafrén/

A do-it-yourself outdoor dining experience

Decide which table and natural landscape you would like to explore and make a reservation. Your reservation includes a seat at the table, inspiring local recipes and a kit with basic supplies to help prepare your findings and prepare a delicious experience.

Foraging with a local guide in the Edible Country, Sweden
A group gets information from a local guide before they forage for delicacies in the woods.
Photo: August Dellert

Get the full experience of the wild with our add-ons

While foraging, eating and drinking in nature is fun, it can also be a bit of a challenge. For a truly fulfilling experience, we recommend you book an add-on. A local foraging guide, a professional chef, bartender or comfortable accommodation nearby will make your visit all the more memorable.

The Edible Country

100 million acres of fine do-it-yourself dining.

The Chefs

Four Swedish Michelin-starred chefs have created the menu suggestions for the Edible Country experience. These chefs all share a love for nature and what it has to offer. Their recipes will help give you a memorable visit in the Swedish nature.