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The Edible Country, Göta Canal
‘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 Ingman

Göta Canal, West Sweden

It’s no wonder that the Göta Canal has been voted the Swedish Construction of the Millennium. Along the canal, there’s an incredible amount to experience for the whole family. Cycle or hike along the pedestrian road, and check out all the canal boats being raised by the lock. Maybe you can even be the one to glide on the water in a cruise boat, canoe or kayak?

The table is located in a lush forest grove next to the canal. It is within walking distance of Norrqvarn Hotell & Konferens, which offers really good natural and sustainable food thanks to close cooperation with local producers. The table in Norrqvarn is located between Sweden's two largest lakes, just over 2 hours north-east of Gothenburg.

Besides the fine do-it-yourself dining at The Edible Country, you won’t be short of adventures in West Sweden. The region has a number of nature reserves, walking paths, kayaking and cycling trails. As well as food and drink experiences.  

Read more about the tables in West Sweden, add-ons and activities.

Other Close to Nature Food/Drink Experiences

Special accommodation and local food along the Göta Canal, Norrqvarn.
Unique country house experience, Bjertorp Slott
Cheese paradise in Falköping, Falbygdens osteria
Swedish fika with local products, Café Visthuset.
Local brewery and distillery, Qvänum Mat & Malt.
Small-scale production of award-winning juices, Resville Mathantverk.
Pick-you-own farm and locally produced juices, Olivia Eko B&B.

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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.

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