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The Edible Country, Gotland
‘The Edible Country’ is a do-it-yourself gourmet restaurant where the visitors forage and cook their own food in Swedish nature.
Photo credit: Karl Melander

Salthamn, Gotland

As the largest island in the Baltic Sea, Gotland boasts an enchanting combination of dramatic history and wild landscapes, such as its magnificent formations of sea stacks. It’s mild and sunny climate has helped to produce nourishing natural produce for thousands of years, and visitors are offered a wider cultivational experience beyond The Edible Country table.

Gotland’s history, beauty, unique nature and climate continue to attract visitors from all over the world. The table on Gotland is sure to exceed your foraging expectations and provide you with a real taste of nature.

Outdoor activities are in abundance on the island and cater for all ages. Early risers can enjoy a getaway from everyday life with a morning horse ride along the beach, overlooked by Tjaul’s Gotlandic manor. For the bird watchers, there’s an opportunity to spot the seldom-seen golden- and white-tailed eagles on the Eagle Safari. Living by the sea will of course have its benefits for those that enjoy life in the water. Paddle towards a memorable sunset or learn how to surf as part of Surflogiet’s variety of experiences. Hop on the Hop Shed Beer Bus tour and sample the finest beers Gotland’s breweries have to offer. For a truly unique cuisine, join the glassblower and chef team at Restaurang Rot for an inspirational community-driven dining experience.

Other Close to Nature Food/Drink Experiences

Pick and harvest your own corn at Salthamn.
Enjoy a Gotlandic farm stay at Hotel Stelor.
Gotland's Truffle Festival: Learn the tricks to finding the freshest wild truffles.

This table offers The Edible Country and The Drinkable 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/imagebank.sweden.se

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 Drinkable Country

Welcome to the world’s largest open-air bar.

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