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The Edible Country, Ven
‘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

Ven, Skåne

Ven, a beautiful little island located right between Sweden and Denmark in the Öresund strait, is a must-see when visiting Skåne. The island is known for its magnificent cliffs dropping straight into the sea, the white beaches, the quaint cottages, the cosy cafés, and the rolling fields. The table is located amongst surging wheat fields with the sea as a backdrop. Here, you can enjoy a local menu with ingredients from the sea and nearby fields while the sun sets in Öresund. The ferry to Ven takes around 30 minutes from Landskrona.

Ven might not be the biggest island in the sea, but with its magical surroundings and cultural heart, it still offers plenty of fun things to do all year round. While on the mainland, check out the 13 km long trail between Rydebäck and Landskrona (part of the Skåneleden trail) – a hiking tour amongst the rolling hills with an amazing view of Ven and the glittering waters of Öresund. If you prefer to travel by wheel, rent one of Ven’s yellow bikes and explore the island at your own pace. In the surrounding waters, you can find cod, herring, mackerel, and various kinds of flatfish, perfect for anyone who wants to try their luck at sea.

Other Close to Nature Food/Drink Experiences

Spirit of Hven – Visit the distillery and have a taste of organic whiskey, vodka and gin made from locally sourced ingredients.
Pumpans Café & Restaurang – This café offers a tasty, organic food experience, seasoned with the homey smell of coffee from their own coffee roastery.
House of Ven – Honest, well-cooked dinner at a restaurant with high ambitions.

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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/

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.