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

Vånga, Skåne

Known for its remote wilderness, this northeast corner of Skåne is the place to be if you long for silence, seclusion and unique nature experiences. Home to many lakes and meandering streams, it’s a paradise for kayakers and canoers of all levels. The table is located in the small village of Vånga and is placed in a typical Scanian apple orchard, right by the shore of Lake Ivösjön. For the fishing fanatics, don’t forget to bring your fishing rod!

Rent a canoe on the other side of Lake Ivösjön, Skåne’s biggest lake, at Wetlandi Nature Resort, and explore different lakes in the area. Take advantage of Hovdala hiking centre‘s unique hiking system, beginning your trek at Hovdala Castle. Drive east and explore Kristianstads Vattenrike – awarded biosphere reserve status and officially recognised by the UN agency, UNESCO. From top-quality golf courses to biking on windy country lanes. Read all about the outdoor activities in Skåne county.

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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.
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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

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