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News, 6/20/2013

Free to explore Finland’s great outdoors

Photo: Elina Sirparanta/Visit FinlandEveryman’s Right, berries, mushrooms, hiking, skiing, nature, camping, wilderness, FinlandRed, bittersweet lingonberries (a relative of the cranberry) are ripe for the picking in late summer. Under Everyman’s Right, anyone may hike and pick berries and mushrooms almost anywhere in Finland.

Everyone has the right to roam Finland’s forests and countryside freely, no matter who owns the land, thanks to a legal concept, unique to the Nordic countries, known as Everyman’s Right.

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Updated 6/20/2013


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