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Hemsedal is located high in the mountains, which also means that we have a mountain flora that extends accordingly. Many people think that you can not take advantage of nature high up in the mountains, where you are wrong! We have many different berry varieties such as: cloudberries (also called gold in hemsedølene), blueberries, junipers, cranberries, crackers, raspberries that I know are edible
Katarina & Hanne
5 min
Updated 07 September 2021

Here is a summary of when you can pick some of the berries that I recommend:

Blueberries - Mid-July to August

Wild raspberries - Mid-July to August

Cranberries - August to October

Mulberries - August to September

Rowanberries - September to October

When the first frost has been Imagine when winter comes and you can pick out a bag of berries from Hemsedal and enjoy the taste of the mountains at home in the living room.

Here is a recipe for really good cloud ice cream that you can make at home:

5 dl whipped cream

1 can condensed milk, did not sugar Viking milk As many mullets as you think taste good

Whip the cream until you get soft peaks.

Add the sweetened condensed milk and whisk a little more.

Add mullets or mullet jam

Pour the ice cream mixture into a container that holds at least 1.5 liters. You can use a loaf pan.

Wrap it in plastic and leave it in the freezer for at least 6 hours before serving.

ps. you might as well flavor the ice cream with blueberries or raspberries if you prefer. Enjoy the taste of Hemsedal!

From the berries you can make juice, jam or just eat them directly from the plant and enjoy our fantastic Norwegian nature
Multer
Cloudberries can be found in marshlands
Tyttebær i hånd
Lingonberries grow all over Hemsedal
Steinsopp
The forest king - the stone mushrooms

If you are looking for mushrooms for dinner, these types of mushrooms are common here in the mountains:

  • Chanterelle - spruce and birch forest
  • Stone mushrooms - leaves and coniferous forest
  • Pale Porcini - leaves and coniferous forest

Before the trip, you should pack some equipment to collect the mushrooms. Use what you have at home, you do not have to buy a lot of equipment.

You need:

  • Basket / cardboard box
  • Small knife
  • Brush

It is a good idea to bring a basket, or cardboard box, to collect the mushrooms in, plastic bags are banned when you are on a mushroom trip.

Remember to only pick mushrooms that you recognize, I recommend everyone to learn to recognize the poisonous mushrooms. There are many apps that you can download to see which mushroom it is that you found. Check the app store on your mobile.

Learn the most poisonous mushrooms and pick only the mushrooms that you are absolutely sure of, and you will have a nice mushroom trip in the forest
Kantarell
This yellow tasty mushroom can be found in Hemsedal
Piggsopp
Porcini mushrooms are a very good edible mushroom, if you find one you will often find many