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The Edible Country on the island of Utö, Stockholm archipelago
‘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

Utö, Stockholm Archipelago

Outside the buzzing capital of Sweden, a vast archipelago is waiting. It stretches along the whole coast of Stockholm County and offers everything from luxury to adventure. Reserve seats at this table located at Utö, an island only 1 hour with car and boat from central Stockholm. If it’s fully booked, don’t worry – there are another 100 million acres full of places to sit down and have a fine do-it-yourself meal.

Besides the fine do-it-yourself dining at The Edible Country, there is much to see and do in the Stockholm archipelago. Take a hike through woods and meadows, ride a bicycle or moped to the amazing beaches, hire a kayak, or go on a fishing tour, where you might catch an opportunity to see the seals. Enjoy a Swedish fika consisting of a freshly-brewed coffee and a scrumptious homemade cake,  or go island hopping and experience as much as you can of the archipelago.

Other Close to Nature Food/Drink Experiences

Restaurant Utö Värdshus.
Restaurant Båtshaket.
Restaurant Seglarbare.
Bakery Utö Bakgård.

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.